Conference Minister

May Jottings from June

BUILDING GOD'S HOUSE I am very excited about our Annual Meeting this year. The pomp and ceremony of my installation last year is now a...

April Jottings from June

TRANSFIGURATION Many of the members of the Southeast Conference have heard me speak about my call to serve this Conference as pastor and teacher and...

March Jottings from June

Witness is a word that is not widely used in the United Church of Christ. It may be a bit more prevalent here in...

February Jottings from June

Glory be to the One whose power, working in us, can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20-21) We will begin...

Important Information for UCC Medical Plan Participants

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I received the following email from the UCC Pension Board about the data breach at Anthem Blue Cross. Our...

January Jottings from June

As we enter a new year, I am always captured by the theme of Epiphany. An epiphany (from the ancient Greek meaning manifestation or...

November Jottings from June

Fall is in the air. Folks are beginning new programs, stewardship campaigns are underway, planning for Advent is happening. It is a busy time...

October Jottings from June

One of the more enjoyable experiences I have had in ministry was participating in an executive training session at Disney World, the Magic Kingdom...

100 Days in Office

Leaders often are judged by their first 100 days in office.  June 2 will mark my first 100 days as Designated Conference Minister.  I...

Defending Religious Freedom for Equal Marriage

Dear Friends in Christ, Imagine that you are a pastor and one day, a couple comes to you and asks you to marry them; you...