Important Announcement from the Southeast Conference

Beloved members of the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ,

The Rev. Marie Bacchiocchi, our Interim Conference Minister, has resigned her position effective immediately.

The SEC Board of Directors, in consultation with the National UCC staff, have asked the three neighboring Conference Ministers: The Rev. Ginny Brown Daniel, Missouri Mid-South; The Rev. John Vertigan, Florida; and The Rev. Don Longbottom, South Central to act as Consulting Conference Ministers to the SE Conference Board of Directors and The Rev. Heather Fosburgh starting August 20th. The Rev. Heather Fosburgh will continue in her position as Associate Conference Minister.

This arrangement will be on a month to month basis giving the Board breathing space to discern a plan moving forward for Conference staffing in consultation with the National UCC staff. The Board will meet in retreat with our ACM and, via video conference, the three CCMs September 20 – 23.

Your prayers for Marie, the Conference staff and congregations, clergy and the Board of Directors are coveted and appreciated during this time of transition.

On behalf of the Board,

The Rev. Johnny R. (“JR”) Finney II
SEC Board of Directors

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca J. Seldomridge
SEC Board of Directors