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, Linda Williams, co-chair

Gettysburg Association – Rev. Kim Blocher

Harrisburg Association – Rev. Bonita Zobeck, co-chair
Rev. Priscilla Denham, co-chair

Lancaster Association – Rev. Jim Haun

Lebanon Association – Rev. Julie Beall

Mercersburg Association – Rev. Thomas Herrold

Northern Association – Rev. Monica Ouellette

York Association – Rev. Ron Oelrich

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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Conference Calendar

  1. UEK Partnership

    February 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  2. Confirmation Retreat Planning

    March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Big Splash Training Session

    March 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Hartman Center Advisory Council

    March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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