Authorized Ministerial Updates for March 2015

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 March 2015. 

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, M. Albertson, IN, Church of the Good Shepherd UCC, Albuquerque, NM
MS, David Alicea, P, “Wyoming” UCC, Wyoming, MI
OM, Kemery Baldwin, P, Saint Peter’s Evangelical UCC, Billings, MO
U, William Ball, AP, United Church of Christ, Holly Springs, NC
U, James Banks, P, Bethany Congregational UCC, Thomasville, GA
OM, Pamelajune Banks-Anderson, P, Space For Grace UCC, Lansing, MI
OM, Martha Barstow, OL, Hillsdale Community Church UCC, Portland, OR
LM, George Bashian, AP, The Church in the Gardens, Queens, NY
DS, Bernice Baxter, AP, Ho Davis Church UCC, Philadelphia, PA
OM, Katherine Beckett, IN, Memorial UCC, Toledo, OH
OM, Robert Benson, P, Congregational UCC, Bar Harbor, ME
OM, Thomas Bentz, IN, First Congregational UCC, Park Ridge, NJ
OM, James Berry, P, Congregational Church UCC, Gilsum, NH
U, Laurie Bleickardt, CE, Spring Glen Church UCC, Hamden, CT
POC, Lisa Bove, OL, West Hollywood United Church of Christ, Los Angeles, CA
OM, William Bowie, IN, Union Congregational UCC, Hancock, ME
OM, John Bradley, OL, First United Church of Christ, Marion, OH
OM, Heather Branton, P, Community Church UCC, Atascadero, CA
OM, Deborah Breault, IN, First Congregational UCC, Blue Hill, ME
OM, Erik Breddin, P, Zion United Church of Christ, Steubenville, OH
MS, Jason Bricker-Thompson, CP, Green House Spiritual Community
MS, Steven Bridwell, IN, Community Congregational Church UCC, Garden City, KS
U, Wayne Brockway, P, Emmanuel UCC, Sandusky, OH
OM, Charlene Burch, IN, Saint Peter’s UCC, Owensville, MO
OM, Kathy Burton, OL, Virginia-Highland Church, Atlanta, GA
LM, Marylee Burton, OL, Saint Luke UCC, Goldston, NC
U, Bryan Campbell, MM, Orange Congregational Church, Orange, CT
U, Michael Carrier, DT, Christian-Congregational Church UCC, Franklin, NH
U, Sally Cash, OL, Pass-a-Grille Beach Community UCC, Saint Pete Beach, FL
OM, Joanne Cassiday-Maloney, SU, Emmanuel UCC, Hankinson, ND
OM, Philip Chapman, DT, Saint John’s UCC, Breese, IL
U, Judi Chase, OL, Moosup Valley Congregational UCC, Foster, RI
U, Jeffrey Cheifetz, CP, Sanctuary for the Arts, Oakland, CA
OM, M. Chesnut, IN, Plainville Christian Church, Plainville, NY
OM, Frances Chester, IN, Falkner Swamp Reformed UCC, Gilbertsville, PA
OM, Richard Chrisman, IN, Church On the Hill UCC, Lenox, MA
OM, Michael Christensen, P, Hanapepe United Church of Christ, Hanapepe, HI
OM, Alan Claassen, IN, First Congregational Church UCC, Sonoma, CA
OM, Raymond Clothier, IN, First Congregational UCC, Bridgton, ME
U, Jon Conover, OL, Pass-a-Grille Beach Community UCC, Saint Pete Beach, FL
U, Ed Corfey, OL, Newtown Congregational UCC, Newtown, CT
MID, Katherine Cort, P, Grace United Church of Christ, Lancaster, PA
OM, Sarah Courtney, AP, First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, Tallmadge, OH
OM, Jeffrey Crews, SP, Waiola Church, Lahaina, HI
LM, Bryan Currie, AP, Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville, TN
OM, David Danneberger, IN, Bethel United Church of Christ, Spring Grove, PA
OM, Noelle Dattilo, AP, Worcester Fellowship, Inc, Worcester, MA
LM, Ana Deter, SU, Friends Congregational UCC, College Station, TX
LM, Steven Disseler, OL, Salem Evangelical UCC, Quincy, IL
U, Ted Dole, AP, Congregational Church of Marlborough UCC, Marlborough, CT
OM, Carl Dollgener, IN, Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Weldon Spring, MO
OM, Joseph Dressler, P, Sheepscott Community Church, Newcastle, ME
U, Joel Eaton, P, United Church, Acworth, NH
OM, Michael Ellick, SP, First Congregational UCC, Portland, OR
OM, William Ellsworth, IN, Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, PA
OM, Ellis Emily, SP, Saint Luke’s UCC, Independence, MO
OM, Lori Esslinger, P, Old Zionsville UCC, Old Zionsville, PA
U, Faavevela Faitalia, P, Suisun-Fairfield UCC Congregational UCC, Suisun City, CA
OM, Thomas Faris, P, Salem United Church of Christ, Higginsville, MO
LM, Cephas Faucette, AP, Clinton Memorial UCC, Burlington, NC
OM, Tony Fields, P, Saint John’s UCC, Fredericksburg, PA
OM, Bridget Flad, SP, Union Congregational United Church of Christ of Green Bay, Green Bay, WI
MID, Allison Flaherty, P, First Congregational Church, Buxton, ME
MID, Allison Flaherty, P, North Congregational UCC, Buxton, ME
OM, Laura Folkwein, P, Community Congregational Church UCC, Kalispell, MT
OM, Randall Forester, SP, Saint John’s UCC, Kenton, OH
OM, Kathryn Foster, P, Jerusalem UCC, Palmerton, PA
MS, Karen Fraser Moore, IN, United in Faith Church UCC, Pana, IL
LM, James Fuller, P, Ivanhoe UCC, Raytown, MO
LM, Marisa Garza, SU, St. John’s UCC of Burton, Burton, TX
U, Jerry Geselle, P, Friedens UCC, Farina, IL
POC, Justo Gonzalez, CP, Pilgrim-St Luke’s UCC, Buffalo, NY
OM, Gary Gossel, SP, Ebenezer UCC, West Seneca, NY
OM, Cleo Graham, OL, Beneficent Congregational Church UCC, Providence, RI
LM, Richard Grauman, SU, Woodruff UCC, Long Beach, CA
LM, Shontina Green, OL, Galilee UCC, Oriental, NC
LM, David Greer, SU, St. John’s UCC of Burton, Burton, TX
U, Tami Groves, DT, Congregational UCC, Fremont, CA
OM, Bonnie Haase, P, Congregational UCC, Milbridge, ME
LM, Douglas Halley, SU, First Congregational UCC, Stratford, CT
U, Daesub Han, P, Faith United Church of Woodsboro, Woodsboro, TX
OM, William Handy, IN, Presbyterian Congregational UCC, Ashland, WI
OM, Linda Hatch, IN, First Congregational Church, East Millinocket, ME
OM, Margaret Hatch, P, Community Congregational UCC, Absarokee, MT
U, Gaither Hawkins, AP, United Church of Christ, Holly Springs, NC
OM, Laura Hawkins, IN, First Congregational UCC, Redgranite, WI
POC, Jamie Hawley, P, New Vision UCC, Ann Arbor, MI
OM, Bradley Haws, IN, Saint James UCC, Limerick, PA
OM, Tracy Heilman, IN, Community Congregational UCC, Columbus, MT
OM, Virginia Heimer, P, Saint John’s UCC, Palmerton, PA
LM, Jeanette Heitfeld, P, First Congregational UCC, Goltry, OK
MS, Kel Henderson, CE, Church of the Foothills UCC, Santa Ana, CA
OM, Cliffert Herring, IN, Emmanuel UCC, Allentown, PA
U, Warren Hicks, SP, Worcester Fellowship, Inc, Worcester, MA
LM, Tommy Hill, AP, Evergreen Congregational UCC, Beachton, GA
LM, Elizabeth Hood, P, Union Congregational UCC, South Bristol, ME
U, Diane Hooge, IN, First Congregational UCC, Ashland, OR
LM, Arlie Howell, CP, Saint Luke’s UCC, Auburn, NY
U, Brice Hughes, P, Zion United Church of Christ, Burlington, IA
OM, Robert Hunter, SP, Faith Congregational Church, Port Saint Lucie, FL
OM, Tomi Jacobs-Ziobro, IN, First Congregational UCC, Fairport, NY
MS, Amy Johnson, CE, Federated UCC, Sycamore, IL
OM, R. Johnson, AP, Saint John’s UCC, Kenton, OH
U, Emily Kaelber, CE, Pass-a-Grille Beach Community UCC, Saint Pete Beach, FL
U, David Kemper, P, Tamworth Congregational Church, Tamworth, NH
OM, John Kennedy, SP, Bethlehem UCC, Ann Arbor, MI
OM, Barbara Koenig, IN, United Church of Christ, Lakota, ND
OM, Allan Kramer-Moyer, IN, Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, PA
U, Van Lahmeyer, IN, Saint James/Charlotte UCC, Owensville, MO
MS, Mary Lake (Dillinsnyder), P, Gulph United Church of Christ, Gulph Mills, PA
OM, Jacqueline Lamensky, P, Friedens UCC, Bern, KS
OM, Diane Langworthy, P, United Church of Christ, New Smyrna Beach, FL
OM, Janna Larsen, P, First Reformed UCC, Sunbury, PA
OM, Joshua Lawrence, P, Friedens United Church of Christ of Beasley, Beasley, TX
LM, Isaac Lawson, OL, Plymouth Congregational Church, Washington, DC
OM, James Lenhart, IN, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, NY
LM, Randy Lentz, P, Bethel Congregational UCC, Slatington, PA
U, Keith Lewis, Y, United Church of Los Alamos, Los Alamos, NM
OM, Patricia Lindquist, OL, First Congregational UCC, Elgin, IL
U, Carina Lockley, AP, United Church of Christ, Holly Springs, NC
U, Lynn Looby, CE, East Woodstock Congregational Church UCC, East Woodstock, CT
LM, Teresa Mack, AP, United Christian UCC, Lincolnville, ME
LM, Sylvia Mann, P, Bethel Congregational UCC, Ontario, CA
OM, Allan Mason, P, Immanuel UCC, Carlyle, IL
DS, Shari Mason, P, First Congregational Church UCC Austin Minnesota, Austin, MN
LM, Philip Maxwell, P, Congregational UCC, Fairfield, MT
LM, Philip Maxwell, P, United Church of Christ, Power, MT
LM, Conni McCambridge, P, Congregational UCC, Windham, OH
U, Gerald McCann, P, The United Church of Penacook, Penacook, NH
OM, Eleanor McCormick, Y, Plymouth Congregational UCC, Lawrence, KS
MS, Jacqualyn McHenry, OL, Elon Community Church UCC, Elon, NC
LM, Bonnie McNair, P, Yuma United Church of Christ, Yuma, AZ
LM, Teresa McNamara, P, Glenside United Church of Christ, Glenside, PA
LM, Teresa McNamara, P, Saint Luke’s UCC, Philadelphia, PA
OM, James Meadows, IN, Church of the Palms UCC, Sun City, AZ
DS, Henry Millan, OL, South Congregational UCC, East Hartford, CT
U, Mark Miller, P, Livingston Avenue UCC, New Brunswick, NJ
LM, Eric Moeller, P, Catawissa Union Church UCC, Catawissa, MO
OM, M. Molsberry, CE, Saint Lucas UCC, Saint Louis, MO
OM, Marvin Morgan, IN, Pilgrim Congregational UCC, Chattanooga, TN
OM, Annette Mott, IN, First Congregational UCC, Gray, ME
OM, Michael Mulberry, SP, First Congregational UCC, Billings, MT
MID, Elliott Munn, AP, Orange Congregational Church, Orange, CT
OM, David Munson, IN, First Congregational UCC, Great Falls, MT
LM, Janice Nicholas, OL, Heritage UCC, Baltimore, MD
OM, Charity Omartian, P, Congregational UCC, Wells, ME
DS, Sebastian Ong, SP, Chinese Congregational UCC, San Francisco, CA
OM, Marilyn Pagan-Banks, IN, San Lucas UCC, Chicago, IL
OM, Joseph Patterson, AP, Avon Lake United Church of Christ, Avon Lake, OH
OM, Derril Peabody, SU, United Congregational Christian Church, Lodi, CA
CM, Patricia Peoples, OL, First Congregational UCC, Marietta, OH
OM, Ellen Petersen, DT, Congregational UCC, Riverton, CT
U, Sarah Pradhan, CE, North Congregational UCC, New Hartford, CT
MS, Virginia Pych, P, Welborn Community UCC, Kansas City, KS
U, David Randlett, P, Boscawen Congregational Church UCC, Boscawen, NH
DS, Darcy Reis, P, Saint John’s UCC, Auburn, PA
OM, Sarah Rentzel Jones, P, Lanai Union UCC, Lanai City, HI
LM, Randy Reynoso, P, Ewa Community Church UCC, Ewa Beach, HI
LM, Kerry Richardson, P, Salisbury Congregational Community Church UCC, Salisbury, NH
U, Ed Rinehart, P, Immanuel UCC, Kettlersville, OH
OM, David Rivers, SP, Central Union Church UCC, Honolulu, HI
OM, Dianne Rodriquez, P, United Church of Christ, Hubbard, OR
DS, Frederick Rogers, IN, Immanuel UCC, Ontario, NY
LM, Debra Rose, CP, Saint Luke’s UCC, Auburn, NY
MID, Vanessa Rose, AP, First Church Congregational UCC, Fairfield, CT
LM, Ronald Roskens, OL, Countryside Community CUCC, Omaha, NE
OM, Kelly Ryan, P, Bethel Congregational UCC, White Salmon, WA
OM, Dennis Schappell, P, Emmanuel UCC, Bowmanstown, PA
OM, David Schnaars, P, Salem United Church of Christ, Gilbert, PA
OM, Joyce Schroer, CP, Green House Spiritual Community, ,
LM, Wayne Schwandt, OL, The United Church of Christ of Annapolis, Edgewater, MD
OM, Kimberly Schwartz, P, Benton Falls Congregational UCC, Benton, ME
LM, Ui Seanoa, P, Emanuelu Congregational (EFKS), Compton, CA
LM, John Sellers, P, Saint John United Church of Christ, Louisville, KY
OM, Katherine Shaner, AP, First Community Church, Columbus, OH
OM, Carol Shelton, P, The Community Church of Harrisville & Chesham UCC, Harrisville, NH
LM, Glenna Shepherd, P, Pleasant Hill Community Church UCC, Pleasant Hill, TN
OM, Joseph Sherlock, P, First Congregational Church UCC, Lowell, MI
LM, Julie Shields, P, First Congregational UCC, Great Bend, KS
U, Amy Shoemaker, CP, Sanctuary for the Arts, Oakland, CA
LM, Patricia Shropshire, AP, Holy Trinity Community Church, Nashville, TN
U, Stan Smith, P, Redlands UCC, Redlands, CA
OM, Sarah Snell, AP, Mount Tabor UCC, Lexington, NC
U, David Stasiak, P, First Congregational Church, Pittsfield, NH
LM, Richard Steele, P, First United Church of Christ, Gackle, ND
DS, Tim Stohlberg, P, Congregational UCC, Presque Isle, ME
OM, Peggy Stout, P, Trinity Reformed UCC, Conover, NC
OM, Attila Szemesi, P, North Port Community United Church of Christ, North Port, FL
OM, Teogenes Tawagon, P, Moreno Valley Faith Community UCC, Moreno Valley, CA
OM, William Terry, P, First United Church of Christ, Austinburg, OH
U, Lois Thurston, MM, Salisbury Congregational Community Church UCC, Salisbury, NH
U, Natalie Thyren, MM, United Church of Christ of Wabasha, Wabasha, MN
MID, Ryan Travis, SU, Salem United Church of Christ, Harrisburg, PA
OM, Robert Tripp, P, Saint Paul’s UCC, Louisville, IL
OM, Pisa Tuitasi, P, Vine Moni UCC, Fremont, CA
OM, Louis Tuleja, SU, Middle Island United Church of Christ, Middle Island, NY
U, Thomas Turner, P, Congregational UCC, Wading River, NY
OM, Peter Unger, P, Saint John’s UCC, Northampton, PA
OM, Epenito Ursos, Y, Mont Clare United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL
U, Carmen Valenzuela, AP, First Congregational UCC, Phoenix, AZ
OM, Sarah Verasco, CP, The First Congregational Church of Guilford, Inc., Guilford, CT
U, Arlen Vernava, IN, Old Steeple Community Church UCC, Aquebogue, NY
OM, Robert Walker, P, First Congregational UCC, Springfield, IL
MS, Dwight Welch, P, United Church of Norman, UCC, Norman, OK
OM, Stephen Welch, IN, First Congregational UCC, Watertown, WI
LM, Lem Whitmer, P, Trinity United Christian Church, Cheney, KS
OM, Audrey Wiggins, CE, Christ Congregational UCC, Silver Spring, MD
DS, Kelly Wilkins, OL, Covenant Baptist UCC, Washington, DC
LM, General Lee Williams, AP, Mount Auburn UCC, Manson, NC
OM, Margaret Williams, AP, First Congregational UCC, Stratford, CT
OM, Mark Williams, SP, United Church UCC, Marco Island, FL
MID, Scott Williamson, AP, United Church of Cookeville, Cookeville, TN
OM, Merida Wilson, SU, Saint John’s UCC, San Francisco, CA
OM, William Wineke, IN, Swiss United Church of Christ, New Glarus, WI
LM, Verdell Wright, OL, Lincoln Temple UCC, Washington, DC
U, Iakopo Yan Lan, Y, Chinese Congregational UCC, San Francisco, CA
LM, Jeremy Young, AP, Williston-Immanuel United Church, Portland, ME
OM, Laura Yurs, P, Immanuel UCC, Plymouth, WI

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