Committee on Ministry

Each of the eight Associations of the Penn Central Conference has a Committee on Ministry/Church and Ministry Committee that oversees the standing of authorized ministers and local churches.

Although each Committee may be organized differently and have some variations in practice, they all use the UCC Manual on Ministry as the basis of their work. In addition, they are now including recommendations from the recent Ministry Issues Document which is a result of a General Synod resolution.

In addition, representatives from the 8 Committees form the Conference Church and Ministry Commission that seeks to create common practices where possible and strengthen each other’s work.

They have created the Penn Central Conference Manual which is a document with common understandings, recommended best practices, and resources that Committees have offered to other Committees for their use.

The following persons serve as chairperson of the Association Committees:

Central Association – Gary Nottis, co-chair gnottis@yahoo.com, Linda Williams, co-chair wawlmw@windstream.net

Gettysburg Association – Rev. Kim Blocher office@zionuccarendtsville.org

Harrisburg Association – Rev. Bonita Zobeck, co-chair bzobeck@cpucc.org
Rev. Priscilla Denham, co-chair priscilla7lane@gmail.com

Lancaster Association – Rev. Jim Haun pastor@stlukesucc.com

Lebanon Association – Rev. Julie Beall juliabeall@trinitypalmyra.org

Mercersburg Association – Rev. Thomas Herrold  therrold@comcast.net

Northern Association – Rev. Monica Ouellette ordaineducc@comcast.net

York Association – Rev. Ron Oelrich pastorron@faithuccyork.org

The following are links to the resources that guide the work of the Committees:

UCC Manual on Ministry
UCC Ministry Issues
Penn Central Conference Manual
Monthly Statistical Report

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    February 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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    March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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    March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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