Ministerial Updates for March 2023

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 2023.

CC: Congregational Christian
CM: Commissioned Minister
DS: Dual Standing
LM: Licensed Minister
LMS: Lay Ministerial Standing
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, Dominique Atchison, IN, Fort Washington Collegiate, New York, NY
LM, Max Bade, SU, St. John UCC Casco, Leslie, MO
OM, Dawn Balduf, IN, St. John’s UCC, Genoa, OH
OM, Alan Ballentine, OL, The United Church, Huntsville, AL
OM, Philip Barbier, P, Saint John’s UCC, Summerfield, IL
U, Stephen Beals, P, Second Congregational UCC, Palmer, MA
OM, Joel Biggers, P, Saint Peter’s UCC, Seemsville, PA
OM, Joel Biggers, P, Saint Paul’s UCC, Northampton, PA
LM, Leroy Bobtail Bear, P, Elk Horn UCC, Little Eagle, SD
LM, Leroy Bobtail Bear, P, Virgin Creek UCC, La Plant, SD
OM, Robert Bottoms, IN, Zion United Church of Christ, Bellevue, OH
U, Jamar Boyd II, P, Kenwood UCC, Chicago, IL
U, Monica Corsaro, P, Fairview Community Church, Costa Mesa, CA
OM, Arthur Cribbs, SP, Little River UCC, Annandale, VA
OM, Lara Crutsinger-Perry, P, The United Churches of Olympia, Olympia, WA
U, Keith Curly, P, United Church of Christ, Cherry Creek, SD
U, Keith Curly, P, Frazier Memorial UCC, Red Scaffold, SD
OM, Andrea Davis, SP, Mount Auburn UCC, Manson, NC
U, Dianne Droster, IN, Peace United Church of Christ, Brillion, WI
U, Bryce Duling, SU, St Paul’s United Church of Christ, Madrid, IA
OM, Michael Eckroth, AP, Jordan United Church of Christ, Allentown, PA
OM, Michael Ellick, IN, Waverly Heights UCC, Portland, OR
OM, Michael Erwin, DT, Saint Peter’s (Highland) UCC, Evansville, IN
OM, Peg Faulmann, IN, Faith Community United Church of Christ, Prairie Grove, IL
OM, Connor Filkins, CE, First Congregational UCC, Hudson, OH
OM, Brenda Fluitt, AP, Grace United Church of Christ, Houston, TX
OM, Denise Fry, DT, Saint John UCC, Fogelsville, PA
OM, Elaine Gaetani, P, Congregational Church of Harvard UCC, Harvard, MA
U, Mimi Goodwin, IN, All Nations Indian UCC, Minneapolis, MN
OM, Sonya Gravlee, AP, Beloved Community, Birmingham, AL
OM, Robert Gross, IN, First Congregational UCC, Oconomowoc, WI
OM, Robert Gutekunst, P, Grace United Church of Christ, Northampton, PA
OM, Jessica Hainley, IN, Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, Kutztown, PA
OM, Tanya Jeffcoat, IN, Saint Martin’s UCC, Dittmer, MO
OM, Meredith Jeffers, IN, First Congregational Church, Wallingford, Wallingford, CT
OM, Donte Jones, P, Saint Peter’s UCC dba Wisdom’s Table at St. Peters, Lancaster, PA
U, Nicholas Jones, SP, First United Church of Christ, Sweetwater, TN
U, Joseph Jurskis, P, Jupiter First Church, Jupiter, FL
OM, Tracy Kariya, DT, West Hollywood United Church of Christ, Los Angeles, CA
OM, John Kennedy, SP, Saint Johns Evangelical UCC, Saint Louis, MO
U, Deeji Killian, MM, Congregational Church UCC, Mercer Island, WA
OM, Mike Kills Pretty Enemy, P, Cannon Ball Memorial UCC, Cannon Ball, ND
OM, Jennifer Kimball, DT, First Congregational UCC, Dalton, MA
U, Bonnie Lange, IN, Community Church, La Selva Beach, CA
LM, James Langreder, P, First Congregational Church of Genesee UCC, Inc., Genesee, WI
LM, James Langreder, P, First Congregational Church, Hartland, WI
LM, Cara Ann Maeda, DT, Hilo Coast UCC, Honomu, HI
OM, David Marquardt, IN, Saint John UCC, Lincoln, IL
OM, Jennifer Mazur, SP, North Congregational UCC, Portsmouth, NH
U, David McKinley, IN, Community Church UCC, California City, CA
OM, Mary Etta Mest, CP, UCC of Robesonia, Robesonia, PA
OM, Andrea Mockridge, SU, St. Johns UCC, Boonville, MO
OM, Linda Mohr, P, Saint Peter’s UCC, Inman, KS
OM, Benjamin Motz, CP, UCC of Robesonia, Robesonia, PA
OM, Rebekah Moyer, DT, First United Church of Christ, Hellertown, PA
OM, Barbara Muhs, SU, Faith United Church, Muscatine, IA
OM, John Mummert, P, Salem United Church of Christ, Kenton, OH
LMS, Joanne Nugent-Ward, P, Emmanuel Congregational UCC Watertown, Watertown, NY
OM, Julie Olmsted, IN, First Congregational Church, UCC, Portland, CT
LM, Barbara Osborn, SU, Union United Church of Christ, Bascom, OH
LM, Barbara Osborn, SU, Zion United Church of Christ, Bettsville, OH
OM, Susan Owen, DT, Second Congregational Church, UCC, Manchester, CT
U, Michelle Redman, CE, United Church of Christ Congregational, Yankton, SD
OM, Kent Rhodehamel, DT, Christ Church United Church of Christ, Norristown, PA
DS, Catherine Rieley-Goddard, P, Riverside Salem United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ, Grand Island, NY
U, Alex Rodriguez, P, Morgenland UCC, Orefield, PA
OM, Christopher Ross, P, First Congregational UCC, Watertown, WI
MS, Jason Royle, P, Union Memorial UCC, Stamford, CT
OM, Donna Schaper, P, Trinity Church, Shelburne Falls, MA
U, Stephanie Scott-Huffman, DT, Saint John’s Chapel UCC, Springfield, MO
OM, Matthew Seeds, DT, Trinity Reformed Church of the UCC, Pottstown, PA
OM, Mark Seifried, DT, Haydenville Congregational Church UCC, Haydenville, MA
OM, Nada Sellers, DT, Orange Congregational Church, Orange, CT
OM, Ruth Shaver, P, North Congregational UCC, Middleborough, MA
OM, Ruth Shaver, P, United Church of Christ, Lakeville, MA
OM, Mark Simone, P, First Congregational UCC, Ravenna, OH
OM, Jonathan Smiedendorf, IN, First Congregational UCC, Eugene, OR
OM, Kelly Sprinkle, IN, Mountain Rise United Church of Christ, Fairport, NY
U, John Talley, SP, Jones Chapel Congregational Christian Church UCC, Woodbury, GA
OM, Felizardo Taripe, IN, Filipino United Church of Christ, Waipahu, HI
OM, Ryan Travis, P, First Congregational UCC, Decatur, IL
OM, Jimmy Watson, SP, Weimar United Church of Christ, Weimar, TX
U, Doug Wilkinson, P, Messiah UCC, Little Eagle, SD
U, Sherri Wills, OL, Sunnyslope Church of the Brethren UCC, Wenatchee, WA
LM, Tammie Wisniewski, P, New Jerusalem Zion UCC, Lenhartsville, PA
OM, Erin Wyma, P, Saint Matthew UCC, Wheaton, IL

The Center for Analytics, Research & Development, and Data (CARDD) 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.