Transitions


  • Rev. Denise Cole will leave ministry at Immanuel UCC, Dane in November.
  • Rev. Blair Hull, Whitewater Congregational UCC, will retire on August 25.
  • Rev. Kathleen Rinear, Associate Pastor of  St. John’s UCC, Monroe will retire August 25.
  • Rev. Tanya Sadagopan, 1st Congregational UCC, Janesville was granted UCC standing.
  • Rev. Bonnie Van Overbeke, was honored by her former church Memorial UCC Fitchburg, with Pastor Emeritus status.
  • Rev. Jerry Hancock, Associate Pastor of 1st Congregational UCC, Madison appointed to the Pardon Board.
  • Rev. Kelly Volk has been called as pastor to Washington Reformation, Monticello, she begins August 1.
  • Rev. Kathleen Rinear, retires from St. John UCC, Monroe, at the end of August.
  • Rev. Blair Hull retires from Congregational UCC Whitewater at the end of August.
  • Rev. Laura Crow will be installed as pastor of 1st UCC, Belleville on May 5.
  • Rev. Vicki Warren has announced her retirement  from Trinity UCC, Portage. Her last Sunday will be June 30.
  • Rev. Laura Davison Kolden was called as pastor of First UCC Belleville on January 13.
  • Rev. David McDonald, whose final Sunday at Windsor UCC is December 30
  • Rev. Winton Boyd, whose last Sunday at Orchard Ridge UCC, Madison, is January 6,
  • Rev. Julie Overman, Associate Pastor of Windsor UCC, will take on head of staff responsibilities in January.
  • Rev. Laura Crow will begin serving as interim Senior Minister at Orchard Ridge UCC in January.
  • Rev. Brian Sirchio was called to be pastor of McFarland UCC.
  • Rev. Lori Powell has been called as pastor of Congregational UCC, Edgerton.
  • Rev. David McDonald resigns from Windsor UCC, at the end of the year.  He has accepted a position with Ancestry.com.
  • Kurt Schultz, has been accepted as Member in Discernment for Licensing.
  • Laura Kolden will leave Salem UCC, Verona, as their youth ministry director.
  • Rev. Bill Wineke will serve as interim pastor at Congregational UCC, Brodhead.
  • The Division of Church and Ministry received the standing of Rev. Carol Barth from the Indiana-Kentucky Conference. She is now a member of UCC, Windsor.
  • Rev. Aaron Alfred was given dual standing while he serves Trinity UCC, Endeavor.
  • Delisa Buckingham-Taylor, pastor of Grace UCC, For Atkinson and chaplain at Fairhaven, was accepted as a Member of Discernment for ordination.
  • Rev. David Frey’s last Sunday as pastor of Congregational UCC, Brodhead is October 7. He will become pastor of the Congregational UCC, Neenah.
  • Rev. Shaun Drefahl will be installed as pastor of Congregational UCC, Evansville on October 21.
  • Rev. Rich Pleva will be installed as pastor of Zwingli UCC, Paoli October 7.
  • Karin Wells was affirmed for ministry. She will be ordained September 23 at Memorial UCC, Fitchburg.
  • Laura Kolden was approved for ordination pending a call.
  • Laura Crow  began serving as interim pastor at 1st UCC, Belleville on July 10.
  • Rev. Rich Pleva has been called to Zwingli UCC, Paoli.
  • Rev. Ruth Wagner has been called to be the pastor of Olivet UCC, Columbus she begins September 1.
  • Rev. Shaun Drefahl has been called to be the pastor of Congregational UCC, Evansville. 
  • David Peterson has been called to be the pastor of 1st Congregational, Milton. David is a Member in Discernment for Licensing and a member of the Emerald Grove UCC.
  • Karin Wells, who has been serving as prison chaplain at New London Correctional Institutions, has been transferred to Oak Hill Correctional Institution near Oregon, WI.
  • Rev. Marlea Gilbert, interim pastor in Tomah in the NW Association.
  • Ken Schaub will begin a new interim ministry with an ELCA congregation.
  • Kersten Snitker has been licensed to serve in the ministry coop at Platteville, Corneila and Potosi.
  • Kay Krebs has been licensed to serve Congregational UCC, Edgerton as an interim pastor.
  • Laura Kolden, Associate in Ministry at Salem UCC, Verona graduates May 17 from Evangelical Seminary.

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