Associate Conference Ministers

Rev. Jane Anderson and Rev. Rachel Bauman

Rev. Rachel Bauman

Rev. Bauman began her call as Association Conference Minister for the Burlington and Waukesha Districts of the Southeast Association and the entire Southwest Association in September 2022. After receiving her master of divinity degree from the Pacific School of Religion in 2012, Rachel served for seven years as minister of community life at First Church Berkeley, United Church of Christ. Since 2019, Rachel has served as pastor of St. John’s United Church of Christ on Madeline Island in Wisconsin.

Before discerning her call to ministry, Rachel earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Vermont and worked for 15 years in higher education student affairs administration.

In her free time Rachel loves reading, cooking, eating ice cream and bird watching. Rachel is also a program associate in the Spiritual Guidance Program at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation. Her husband, Joe Scarry, works on several social justice initiatives within the Wisconsin Conference.

Contact info: 608-630-2992 or email Rachel

Rev. Jane Anderson

Rev. Anderson began her call as the Associate Conference Minister for the West Bend and Milwaukee Districts of Southeast Association and the entire Northeast Association in September 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 email Jane



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