Associate Conference Ministers

Rev. Jane Anderson and Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros


Rev. Jane Anderson

Rev. Anderson began her call as the Associate Conference Minister for the Northeast and Southeast Associations on September 1, 2015. Jane has been in ministry in the local church for 30 years. She first served a small rural church as a licensed local pastor in the United Methodist Church. After coming to the United Church of Christ in 1988, Jane served a suburban church outside Rochester, New York, first as a licensed pastor and then as an ordained minister upon her graduation from seminary and ordination into the UCC. In 1995 Jane was called to First Congregational UCC, Appleton, a congregation of 1450 members, assuming a variety of pastoral leadership roles as the church’s program and ministry have evolved.

Jane has served the wider church in a variety of settings – on Church and Ministry for the Genesee Valley (NY) Association, on the Executive Committee of the Northeast (WI) Association, on the Wisconsin Conference Board of Directors, and on the Executive Council of the United Church of Christ. She is a graduate of Colgate-Rochester Divinity School and has completed residencies in pastoral counseling and in marriage and family therapy.

Jane is mother of two adult children and grandmother of two. She enjoys biking, hiking, swimming and fly-fishing; loves cooking; is an avid reader, movie and theater buff; and loves music, especially rhythm and blues.

Contact info: 920-540-2586 or janderson@wcucc.org

Rev. Lorraine Ceniceros

Rev. Ceniceros began her role as the Associate Conference Minister for the Southwest Association and the western half of the Southeast Association on August 1, 2019.. Lorraine comes to us from Southern California, where she was born and raised. She has significant ecclesiastical experience, having served for five years on the Central Association Committee on Ministry. Additionally, Lorraine has demonstrated leadership and organizational vision by serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for the Southern California Nevada Conference, UCC.

Lorraine cares deeply about supporting congregations and pastors in their work. She has a skillset and gifts for churches facing conflict and she has a compassionate pastoral heart.  She is well versed in the Manual on Ministry and is very familiar with the UCC polity and the role of middle judicatory ministry.

Lorraine has a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and a Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology in California. She has experience as a local pastor, a pediatric chaplain and most recently has served as manager of Spiritual Care for Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Prior to her entry into ordained ministry, she held a number of managerial positions, including managing a stem-cell storage facility in Sedona Arizona.

About her move to the Wisconsin Conference, Lorraine says, “It is an honor to join such a talented team of leaders who are serving the Wisconsin Conference. Coming with me is a passion for music, animals, and serving others as they grow to their full potential.”

Contact info:608-846-7880 or lceniceros@wcucc.org

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