Meet Our Team

Transitional Conference Minister

PhilRev. Phil Hart
(517) 332-3511  Ext. 205

Associate Conference Minister

Rev. Cheryl Burke
Staff Person to: Vital Growth MAT
(517) 332-3511 Ext. 210 

The Associate Conference Minister has a primary responsibility with all church vitality efforts, the Vital Growth Mission Area Team, and the Center for Progressive Renewal coaching. She assists Local Churches in the Search and Call process, and serves as a representative to the United Northern Association Church & Ministry, and Executive committees.

Southeast Area Minister

Currently Vacant

Grand West Association Minister

Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald

Rev. Ruth Fitzgerald
(517) 332-3511 Ext. 207


Southwest Association Minister

calandraRev. Calandra Nevenzel
(517)332-3511 Ext. 209

Bio information coming soon!

United Northern Association Designated Minister

Currently Vacant 



Business Manager

Currently Vacant

Executive Administrative Assistant To the Conference Minister

Lisa Soulliere
(517) 332-3511 
Ext. 204 

The Executive Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Conference Minister and the Board of Directors. Lisa is responsible for conference communications, annual meeting registration, calendar coordination, and website development. In addition, she is also the Conference staff member who coordinates all Yearbook and UCC Data Hub information with the National Setting office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Search & Call

Merrilyn Vaughn-Hoffman
(517) 332-3511 
Ext. 208 

The Search and Call Coordinator keeps track of churches that are in transition, maintains a listing of current ministerial profiles, communicates with committees and candidates, and serves as the liaison to the search and call services of the National Setting in Cleveland.

Program Associate for Youth Ministries

ringgoldJenn Ringgold
(989) 631-1136

Contact Us

5945 Park Lake Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

P.O. Box 1006
East Lansing, MI 48826

Voice: 517.332.3511

Fax: 517.339.2621

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