Saturday, March 4, 2017 was a wonderful day of celebration in the Southeast Conference of the UCC as we gathered at First Congregational in Atlanta to thank Rev. June Boutwell for her three years of dedicated service the the Conference as our Designed Conference Minister.
June provided expert guidance and professional wisdom as we moved from Midtown to Downtown Atlanta, and now to our current virtual office. She also used her vast management and financial experience to allow us to have (for the first time in many, many years!) a balanced budget and optimized processes and procedures for managing the conference. We pray blessings on June as she takes an Interim Pastor position at Zion’s Reformed Church in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
We also welcomed Marie Bacchiocchi as our new Interim Conference Minister. Marie comes to us from the Central Atlantic Conference, where she was the Associate Conference Minister for the Western portion of the Conference. She is excited to be with us in the Southeast and she looks forward to meeting many of our folks over the coming months.