Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith
Our Conference Minister is pastor and spiritual leader as well as chief administrative office, for our community of congregations. She is our primary representative to the larger Church.
Rev. Dr. Laurene Bowers
Conference Associate Minister for Congregational Life & Vitality
The Conference Associate Ministers are a primary pastoral presence for clergy and congregations. Laurene works with Congregational Vitality and New Church Starts.
Rev. Betsy Bruaw
Conference Associate Minister for Congregational Discernment
Rev. Bruaw’s primary responsibility will be to work with local churches in times of transition, helping them through a discernment process to bring clarity to the type of pastoral leadership needed for the congregation.
Rev. Nora Driver Foust
Conference Associate Minister for Congregational and Ministerial Excellence
Rev. Foust will provide conference wide leadership concentrating on fitness for ministry in and on behalf of the United Church of Christ for authorized ministers and the ministry settings in the Penn Central Conference.
Rev. Patricia Dodds
Coordinator of Camps/Retreats/Youth Ministry
Patty will provide oversight of the weeks of summer camp as well as conference sponsored events at Hartman Center throughout the year.
Our Administrative Assistant provides secretarial services for the Conference Minister and our Associate Ministers. She also works with the remittances from our congregations.All address changes should be directed to Wendy.
Our receptionist is responsible for scheduling meetings for our ministry groups and keeping our master calendar updated. She also is our profile secretary and receives clergy and church profiles and works with BetsyBruaw, our Conference Associate Minister in placement.
Rev. Rick Luciotti
Facilitator of Care to Clergy and Clergy Families
Rick is responsible for recruiting, training, and coordinating a team of chaplains in the Associations and throughout the Conference to provide pastoral care to Clergy and Clergy families in their times of need.