Ministerial Updates for December 2016

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 December 2016.

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, Cleante Apollon, OL, Covenant Baptist UCC, Washington, DC
OM, Dianne Arakawa, DT, Niantic Community Church, Niantic, CT
OM, Michele Bagby Allan, P, First Congregational UCC, Norwood, MA
OM, Mark Barclay, AP, Trinity UCC, Chicago, IL
OM, Laura Biddle, IN, Nahant Village Church UCC, Nahant, MA
LM, Sharon Bismark, OL, United Church of Christ Cong, Sandstone, MN
OM, Robin Blundon, DT, Northford Congregational Church, UCC, Northford, CT
OM, Adam Bohland, P, Zion Evangelical UCC, Saint Joseph, MI
OM, Barbara Brakey, P, Immanuel UCC, Darlington, WI
LM, Hiram Brett, DT, Whitneyville UCC, Hamden, CT
LM, Sherian Buller, Y, United Church of Christ, Port Orange, FL
OM, Kathy Burton, P, New Vision Congregational Church UCC, Yulee, FL
MID, Laura Cadmus, P, First Congregational Church of Berlin UCC, Berlin, VT
OM, Cheryl Caronna, P, First Congregational Church of Canterbury, UCC, Canterbury, CT
OM, Donna Cassity, IN, Avon Congregational Church, Avon, CT
U, Michael Chamberlain, IN, Saint Luke UCC, Jeffersonville, IN
OM, Holgie Choi, P, First Congregational UCC, Escondido, CA
LM, Janee Clark, OL, Immanuel UCC, Louisville, KY
OM, John Collins, DT, Oxford UCC Congregational, Oxford, CT
U, Gerald Demarest, P, Saron United Church of Christ, Linton, IN
U, Jennifer Desimas, OL, First Church of Christ Congregational in West Hartford, UCC, West Hartford, CT
MID, Stephen Finlan, SP, The First Congregational Church of Plainfield, Plainfield, CT
U, Belle Fox-Martin, DT, West Stockbridge Congregational UCC, West Stockbridge, MA
OM, Barbara Frey, CE, Spring Glen Church UCC, Hamden, CT
OM, Abby Gackenheimer, DT, The Congregational Church of Plainville, UCC, Plainville, CT
U, Robert Ganung, SU, First Congregational Church of Watertown, UCC, Watertown, CT
OM, Venita-Enola George, OL, Peoples Congregational UCC, Washington, DC
OM, Timothy Gilbert, P, Congregational Church of Union UCC, Union, CT
MID, Elizabeth Gleich, AP, First Church of Christ Congregational, Glastonbury, Glastonbury, CT
MID, Elizabeth Gleich, CE, Congregational Church in South Glastonbury UCC, South Glastonbury, CT
OM, Care Goodstal-Spinks, IN, First Congregational Church of East Haven, East Haven, CT
OM, M. Ashley Grant, AP, First United Church of Christ, Milford, CT
LM, J. Heintz, IN, First Congregational Church UCC, Fair Haven, VT
U, Terry Hocker, SP, Bound by Truth and Love Ministries UCC, Cincinnati, OH
OM, Kenneth Ingram, P, Saint Paul’s UCC, Laramie, WY
LM, Joy Johnson, AP, Community United Church UCC, Erie, PA
OM, Rebecca Johnston, IN, Bethlehem UCC, Kiel, WI
OM, Jake Joseph, AP, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Fort Collins, CO
OM, Norris Keirn, P, Bethany UCC, West Terre Haute, IN
OM, Jamie Kent, P, Trinity UCC, Mount Vernon, IN
OM, Alice Lester, P, First Congregational Church of Pittsfield UCC, Pittsfield, ME
OM, Robert Livingston, DT, First Congregational UCC, Chicopee, MA
LM, William Marshall, P, Saint Lucas UCC, Fort Branch, IN
LM, William Marshall, P, Saint Paul’s UCC, Fort Branch, IN
OM, Christian McArdle, SP, First Congregational Church UCC, Anoka, MN
U, Cynthia Meyers, IN, Central Congregational UCC, Topeka, KS
OM, Don Miller, IN, Midland Community UCC, Sterling, KS
OM, Linda Mootry-Dodd, AP, Trinity UCC, Chicago, IL
OM, Theodore Mosebach, SU, Enfield Congregational Church UCC, Enfield, CT
OM, M. Ruth Nye, AP, United Congregational Church of Tolland UCC, Tolland, CT
U, George Oliver, SP, Christ’s Community UCC, Chicopee, MA
U, Thomas Nathan Oliver, P, The Federated Church of Willington UCC, Willington, CT
POC, Henry Pascual, P, First Congregational UCC, Dalton, MA
OM, Suzanne Personette, IN, Middlefield Federated Church, Middlefield, CT
OM, Mark Pilletere, P, Center Congregational UCC, Torrington, CT
OM, Kristen Provost Switzer, AP, Newtown Congregational UCC, Newtown, CT
OM, Charles Purinton, IN, Second Congregational UCC, Hyde Park, VT
OM, Kurt Shaffert, IN, Warren United Church, UCC, Warren, VT
LM, Julie Shields, P, Evangelical UCC, Marysville, KS
MS, Bonnie Simerly, P, United Church, Wayland, MI
OM, Nicolette Siragusa, P, Bolton Congregational Church of the UCC, Bolton, CT
OM, Jerry Smith, P, South Britain Congregational Church, Southbury, CT
OM, Nancy Svalberg, SP, The First Congregational Church of Ansonia, UCC, Ansonia, CT
DS, Christa Swenson, AP, Mystic Congregational Church UCC, Mystic, CT
OM, Cydney Van Dyke, AP, New Goshenhoppen Reformed UCC, East Greenville, PA
OM, Pamela Vollinger, DT, Berlin Congregational Church, Berlin, CT
OM, Laura Westby, IN, Congregational Church of New Fairfield, New Fairfield, CT
OM, David Westcott, DT, First Congregational UCC, Orange City, FL
OM, Sara Worcester, DT, Buckingham Congregational UCC, Glastonbury, CT
U, David Zerby, DT, United Church of Christ, Congregational UCC, Vermilion, OH

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.