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Welcome to the Conference

The Iowa Conference is a place that puts faith into action. We embody justice, mercy and loving kindenss through our celebrations, faithful transformations and the ways in which we honor others’ stories. We take pride in creating safe space, ensuring the emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of all.


Want to connect? Join us for coffee!

Clergy Coffee Hour is a time for clergy in our Conferences to connect and visit online! It happens weekly on Thursdays at 12:00pm CT / 11:00am MT and lasts for about an hour. Members of our Conference Staff might pop in and visit as well!

Iowa Funding Future Leadership (FFL) Scholarships

The Iowa Conference is delighted to offer these Funding Future Leadership Scholarships through the generous giving of many of our churches during a special offering which is taken early in the year. The 2023 offering was taken on January 15th, but churches can take this special offering at a time that works best for them. Funds for the 2023 scholarship must be received by March 5th, 2023.

Learn About the 2023 Application Process and See the Application Materials

To apply for funds, you must be:

  • A Members in Discernment (MiD) in the Iowa Conference United Church of Christ
  • Enrolled at least half time in seminary

If you meet these requirements, please complete and submit the following application materials:

  1. The completed application form.
  2. A letter of reference from one of the following: discernment advisor, seminary faculty member, Academic Dean of the seminary, or other UCC minister with standing.
  3. A 250-word response to the following questions: Why are you pursuing seminary education? What are your long-term goals?
  4. A letter attesting to your standing from the pastor of sponsoring church.

    Please send all application materials via email to Sue Johannsen or to the following address:

    ATTN: Funding Future Leadership
    3014 Provence Ln
    Muscatine, IA 527671

    Incomplete applications will not be considered for a scholarship award.

    DEADLINE: April 15th, 2023

    Questions? Email Sue Johannsen.

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