MidAmerica Region Ministerial Transitions Fall 2019
MidAmerica Region Ministerial Transitions Fall 2019
pulpit at Berrien UU St Joseph MI

Every summer, we in MidAmerica bid farewell to ministers who have completed their service to a congregation, and we also bid welcome to ministers who are taking up new ministries. This year is no exception. Below is a list of those we know who are leaving, and coming. 

Thank you for your service to the following departing ministers: 

Settled Ministers
  • Rabbi Chava Baile, UU Congregation of Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI 

  • Tom Capo, DuPage UU Church, Naperville, IL 

  • Karen Van Fossan, Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation, Bismarck, ND 

Interim and Contract Ministers
  • Jennie Barrington, Second Unitarian Church, Chicago, IL 

  • Jennifer Brooks, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, IA 

  • Kevin DeBeck, Tree of Life Congregation, McHenry, IL  

  • Connie Grant, UU Congregation of Midland, MI 

  • Kathy Hurt, First Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY

  • Gary James, First Unitarian Church, St Louis, MO 

  • Jeff Liebmann, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY 

  • John Marsh, UU Congregation of Greater Lansing, MI 

  • Sarah Gettie McNeill, Director of Children’s and Community Programs, All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN 

  • Kayla Parker, Minister of Congregational Life, All Souls Unitarian Church, Indianapolis, IN  

  • Greg Stewart, Unitarian Church of Evanston, IL 

Welcome to the following ministers starting new ministries in MidAmerica: 

Settled/Hired Ministers
  • Neal Anderson, UU Congregation of Greater Lansing, Lansing, MI 

  • Allan Harden, UU Fellowship of DeKalb, IL

  • Lynn and Jerry Kerr, UU Congregation of Flint, MI 

  • Lori Kyle, First Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY 

  • Jason Lydon, Second Unitarian Church, Chicago, IL 

  • Kim Mason, First Unitarian, St Louis, MO 

  • Eric Severson, UU Congregation of Midland, MI 

  • Amy Petrie Shaw, First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, IA 

Interim/Contract Ministers
  • Andrew Frantz, UU Fellowship of Central Michigan, Mount Pleasant, MI 

  • Karen Gustafson, part-time interim, Unitarian Church of Evanston, IL

  • Cathy Harrington, Interim Minister, UU Congregation of Grand Traverse, Traverse City, MI 

  • Kathy Hurt, Interim Minister, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Louisville, KY 

  • Elizabeth Sollie, Bismarck-Mandan UU Congregation, Bismarck, ND 

  • Mike Walker, Interim Minister, DuPage UU Church, Naperville, IL

For more information contact midamerica@uua.org.

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