Installation of the 10th General Minister and President

Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson

The United Church of Christ Board is pleased to share news of the installation of our 10th General Minister and President, The Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson. The Installation Service took place on Friday, October 20th, 2023 at Lakewood Congregational Church in Lakewood, Ohio where the Rev. Joanna D’Agostino serves as Senior Pastor. The video of the service and video highlights can be viewed on this page.

Rev. Thompson was  elected  General Minister and President at the 34th General Synod on July 3, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN, and took office on August 1. Rev. Thompson is the first woman to serve as General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ.

Watch the Installation Service

Preview page of the recording from Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson's Installation Service. Image links to
Following along with the Installation Service Bulletin while you enjoy!

Video Highlights from the Installation

Full Highlights Video
Intro of the GMP by Patrick Watson, Karen Georgia’s son
Laying of the Hands Blessing by Rev. Yvonne Delk
Karen Georgia takes the Oath of Office

Get to Know the GMP

On Thursday, July 27, 2023, Rev. Dr. Karen Georgia A. Thompson joined Rev. Tracy Howe for a special edition of Nurture the Soul where she shared what formed her life, faith, hopes, and vision for the UCC. Watch it below.