Rev. Char Burch
Transitional Conference Minister
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Direct: 404-615-2492

Char began as the Transitional Conference Minister for the Southeast Conference in January 2019. Originally from Eastern Pennsylvania, Char grew up in the United Church of Christ. She is a graduate of Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV; the University of Illinois, Chicago; and McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. Char has specialized in Interim Ministry, resulting in 36 years of serving as interim minister for local churches and interim conference staff positions in the Northern California-Nevada, Hawaii, Pacific Northwest, Illinois, Ohio, Missouri Mid-South, Penn Central, and Penn West Conferences. Char is delighted to now claim Pleasant Hill, Tennessee as her home with her husband, Larry. They are both active in their local church (Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC) and various volunteer organizations.


Min. Carrole Moss
Generosity Coordinator
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As a child growing up in rural Arkansas, church attendance was not a choice, it was a requirement. As an adult, Carrole became actively involved in the life of the church. Carrole has been an active part of the United Church of Christ for the past eleven years and currently serves on the Southeast Conference Commission on Ministry and Preparation for Authorized Ministry team lead. She is also a Certified Healthy Boundary Trainer for both the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. Carrole was educated at University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO, Fashion Instiute of Technology, New York, NY, Theology among the People graduate and PATHWAYS participant. Carrole is passionate about organizing new churches, justice and seizes every opportunity to participate and educate. Carrole is an ordained Minister and currently serves at Victory for the World Church as a Pulpit Minister, Benevolence Chair, and Victory over Grief Ministry. She is a mother of two adult children and a grandmother. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, experiencing new cultures, meeting new people reading and long walks with granddog Bailee.


Rev. Heather Fosburgh Bardole
Associate Conference Minister
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Direct: 404-719-6572

Heather is originally from Des Moines, Iowa, where she was raised in the UCC. Heather has a Bachelor or Arts in History and Religion from Simpson College. While at Simpson, Heather was a member of Delta Delta Delta and it was through that membership that she discovered that she is good with the Administrative side of organizational work. She moved to Atlanta in 2010 to attend Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, graduating with a Master of Divinity. In addition to being the ACM for the Southeast Conference, Heather is is the Administrative Minister at Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta. She also helps teach a UCC History and Polity class with the Rev. Dr. Tim Downs. Her interests include interfaith work, refugee support, and modern biblical interpretations. In her spare time she enjoys playing board games with friends, reading, and getting her two cats, Merlyn and Gwen, to chase red dots around the house.


Don Harris
Director of Communications
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Don has been involved in church life since a youngster growing up in New Jersey. He was very active in his local United Methodist church youth group in junior and senior high school, participated in many church committees, was twice a youth delegate to Annual Conference, and was a summer counselor at a church camp. As an adult Don has been a youth leader at churches in Maryland and Georgia, led small group Bible studies, taught Sunday School, played trumpet with the brass ensemble, and served on countless committees. He also served as the Communications Minister for Kirkwood UCC in Atlanta. Don has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered architect. He’s been a Project Management Professional (PMP) with technology companies for over 25 years. Don is married to The Rev. James Harris, pastor of the United Church of Cookeville (TN), and is the father of Emma, a student at Brevard College in North Carolina.