Ministerial Updates for August 2018

Ministerial changes reported in the Data Hub—the UCC’s information system for ministers and churches—for new positions/calls entered into the system in August 2018.

CC: Congregational Christian
CM: Commissioned Minister
DS: Dual Standing
LM: Licensed Minister
MID: Member in Discernment
MS: Ordained Ministerial Partner Standing
OM: Ordained Minister 
POC: Privilege of Call
U: Unknown/No UCC Standing
P: Pastor
SP: Senior Pastor
DT: Designated-Term Pastor
CP: Co-pastor
AP: Associate or Assistant Pastor
IN: Interim Pastor
SU: Supply Pastor
Y: Youth Ministry
OL: Other local church position
MM: Minister of Music
CE: Director of Christian Education 

OM, Emmanuel Akyeampong, AP, Acton Congregational Church UCC, Acton, MA
DS, Aaron Alfred, P, Trinity UCC, Endeavor, WI
U, Erica Avena, AP, Asylum Hill Congregational UCC, Hartford, CT
OM, Raygan Baker, P, First Congregational Church, Fresno, CA
LM, Sharon Barley, P, Saint John’s (Hain’s) UCC, Wernersville, PA
OM, Jorge Bautista, AP, Congregational Church of San Mateo UCC, San Mateo, CA
OM, Patricia Bjorling, OL, Central Congregational UCC of Dallas, Dallas, TX
OM, Christopher Breedlove, SP, Foothills Congregational UCC, Los Altos, CA
U, Walter Breiner, P, Saint John’s UCC, Auburn, PA
OM, Gregory Briggs, IN, First Congregational UCC, Charlevoix, MI
OM, Dakota Brown, AP, Congregational Church of San Mateo UCC, San Mateo, CA
U, Lois Buchholz, P, United Church of Christ (Cong), Osseo, WI
MS, Michael Cassady, P, Saint Peter’s UCC, Murphysboro, IL
OM, Donna Cavedon, IN, First Christian Church, Las Cruces, NM
MID, Dawn Christenson, SU, First Congregational UCC, Charlotte, MI
OM, Gage Church, P, Central Congregational UCC, Topeka, KS
OM, Carla Dietz, IN, The First Congregational Church of Greenwich, Old Greenwich, CT
POC, Paul Doyle, P, Park Congregational UCC, Norwich, CT
OM, Shaun Drefahl, P, Congregational UCC, Evansville, WI
MID, Michael Ebersole, P, College Hill UCC, Bloomville, OH
MID, Michael Ebersole, P, Saint John’s UCC, Bloomville, OH
OM, Michael Evans, P, Centenary UCC, Winchester, VA
OM, William Ferguson, SP, Pilgrim Church of Duxbury UCC, Duxbury, MA
U, Aliioaiga Filoialii, P, Tafatolu Congregational UCC, San Jose, CA
OM, Allen Fluent, IN, Concordia UCC, Belleville, IL
OM, Leslie Foley, IN, Westbrook Warren Congregational UCC, Westbrook, ME
OM, Karen Fournier, P, First Congregational UCC, Oxford, MA
OM, Rock Fremont, P, Shepherd of the Hills Congregational UCC, Phoenix, AZ
OM, Kevin Fruchtl, P, Saint Mark’s UCC, Cressona, PA
OM, Scott Furukawa, SP, Waialua United Church of Christ, Waialua, HI
OM, Sarah Garcia, AP, Saint Pauls UCC, Chicago, IL
OM, Vinod Gnanaraj, AP, Saint Luke’s UCC, Philadelphia, PA
OM, James Gorman, IN, Calvary Memorial UCC, Wauwatosa, WI
OM, David Gregory, P, Community Congregational Church, Tiburon, CA
MS, Tami Groves, DT, First Congregational Church, San Francisco, CA
LM, Douglas Halley, SU, Congregational Church of Easton Inc UCC, Easton, CT
OM, James Hilker, P, Faith UCC, Wentzville, MO
MID, Brenda Hobson, P, Zion United Church of Christ, Stroudsburg, PA
OM, Linda Holzbaur, P, Saint John’s UCC, Egg Harbor City, NJ
U, Rodney Huisman, IN, Templeton UCC, Wessington Springs, SD
U, Rodney Huisman, IN, United Church of Christ, Wessington Springs, SD
OM, Lisa Irwin, IN, Peace United Church of Christ, Shawano, WI
OM, Paul Johnson, IN, Bethany UCC, Baxter, IA
U, Sungrae Kim, AP, United Japanese Christian Church, Clovis, CA
MID, Russell Kirby, AP, Central Union Church UCC, Honolulu, HI
OM, Edward Koonz, IN, Congregational Church of Harvard UCC, Harvard, MA
OM, Jeremias Lagahit, P, Cosmopolitan Evangelical UCC, San Jose, CA
LM, K J Langlais, AP, First-Plymouth Congregational UCC, Lincoln, NE
LM, Kaye Lentz, DT, Salem United Church of Christ, Bath, PA
OM, Scott Lovaas, IN, Wentz’s United Church of Christ, Worcester, PA
OM, Michael Malone, IN, First Congregational of Ramona UCC, Ramona, CA
OM, Jessica Margrave Schirm, P, United Church of Christ Congregational, Grinnell, IA
U, Kenneth Melber, P, Zion’s Red Church, Orwigsburg, PA
OM, Andrea Mericle, P, First Congregational UCC of Lisbon, Lisbon, NY
OM, Mary Etta Mest, P, Zion United Church of Christ, Womelsdorf, PA
OM, Chantel Nelson, SP, Promise United Church of Christ, Dallas, TX
MID, Kelsey Peterson, SU, Zion UCC, Troy, MO
MID, Kelsey Peterson, SU, Immanuel UCC, Wright City, MO
LM, Derek Ritenour, SU, Mount Calvary UCC, Woodstock, VA
U, Robert Ruis, P, Middle Island United Church of Christ, Middle Island, NY
OM, Kibbie Ruth, AP, Congregational Church of San Mateo UCC, San Mateo, CA
OM, Kelly Ryan, P, United Church of Christ of La Mesa, La Mesa, CA
OM, Hafidha Saadiqah, AP, Sylvania United Church of Christ, Sylvania, OH
OM, Amelie Sell, P, Trinity Christian UCC  Harleysville, PA
OM, Andrew Sinnaduray, P, The Oasis UCC, Jefferson City, MO
OM, Marie Siroky, AP, Trinity United Church of Christ, Gary, IN
OM, Marie Siroky, IN, First United Church of Christ, Plymouth, IN
LM, James Stanley, P, Saint Peter’s/Hobbie UCC, Wapwallopen, PA
U, Karen Stanley, IN, First UCC, Eureka, CA
OM, James Sterner, P, Webster Cong Christian UCC, Havre De Grace, MD
OM, Wendy Summers, IN, Community UCC, San Carlos, CA
DS, Christa Swenson, SP, Mystic Congregational Church UCC, Mystic, CT
U, Moegagogo Tamasese, SU, First Cong Christian Ch of Amer Samoa UCC, Daly City, CA
OM, Alberta Wallace, IN, Oro Valley UCC, Oro Valley, AZ
OM, John Westermeyer, IN, Saint Paul UCC, Cincinnati, OH
U, Marvin Wiser, AP, Eden UCC, Hayward, CA
MID, Alex Wolf, P, Northwest Hills Church UCC, Omaha, NE
OM, Sue Yarbrough, AP, Community Church, San Lorenzo, CA

The Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD) provides oversight of the UCC Data Hub through which ministerial changes are made. However, Conferences and Associations are responsible for reporting changes and maintaining ministerial records in this system. If you have questions about this information, please contact the appropriate Conference or Association.