Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith
Conference Minister and President
Our Conference Minister is pastor, spiritual leader as well as the chief executive and administrative officer. The Conference Minister also represents the Conference
and its vision to various constituencies including the national setting of the United Church of Christ as well as the ecumenical church and judicatories in this region.
Rev. Dr. Laurene Bowers
Associate Conference 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
Designated Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Discernment
Rev. Bruaw’s primary is 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
Associate Conference Minister for Congregational and Ministerial Excellence
Rev. Foust provides 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 provides oversight of the weeks of summer camp as well as conference sponsored events at Hartman Center throughout the year.
Our Office Manager 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.
Janice 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 on search and call along with supporting the Associate Conference Ministers.
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.
Director of Communications and Generosity
Telephone: (717) 652.1560, x11 Email: Sraderfirstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie is responsible for strategies and activities that advance the overall mission of the Conference, which include fundraising and donor development, communication, special events and volunteer management.