Pulpit Supply List

As a service to our congregations, the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences maintain a list of people who have indicated interest in serving as guest preachers for UCC churches. This role is often also called “pulpit supply.” The Conferences ensure each person on this list has a current and clear background check and that they have active ministerial standing, if they are an ordained, licensed, or commissioned UCC Minister.

Because the act of worship leadership and preaching is so sacred and carries such responsibility, as you determine who you might ask to be a guest preacher in your congregation, you are encouraged to have a conversation with them before asking them to preach. You will find it meaningful to ask about their theology and beliefs, what themes or scriptures they like to focus on when preaching. You are encouraged to ask them about their training and education, and their style of preaching and worship leadership, including how they want to be involved or not in the planning of worship and the other parts of worship beside preaching. It will also be important to ask their willingness to lead in-person and/or online worship, their willingness to being a part of worship that is recorded or broadcasted, and to talk through the safety practices of your congregation regarding Covid-19.

The 2021 Salary Guidelines passed by the Annual Meeting of each of Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences state that those providing pulpit supply should be compensated at least $125-200 per, plus travel expenses, for worship leadership. The compensation should be increased when there is more than one worship service. In order that misunderstandings not arise, these financial arrangements should be discussed by the parties involved prior to the specified service(s).    

Pulpit Supply List

John Ashby
Layperson
Grinnell, IA
Online worship only

Mark Buck
Ordained UCC
Marion, IA
In-person and online worship

Joe Callahan
Ordained UCC
Dickinson, IA
In-person worship only

John Chaplin
Ordained UCC
Des Moines, IA
In-person and online worship

Gary Chapman
Ordained UCC
Burlington, IA
In-person and online worship

Janet Davis
Licensed UCC
Gretna, NE
In-person and online worship

Anne Dilenschneider
Ordained Other
Sioux Falls, SD
Online worship only

Marti Garrison
Ordained UCC
Warren, ME
Online worship only

Patricia Goldberg
Ordained UCC
Des Moines, IA
In-person and online worship

Bob Hamilton
Ordained UCC
Davenport, IA
In-person and online worship

Harvey Hanson
Layperson
Castana, IA
In-person worship only

Bev Hays
Licensed UCC
Clay Center, NE
In-person and online worship

Barbara Johnson
Licensed UCC
Aurora, NE

Charles Kniker
Ordained UCC
Ames, IA
In-person and online worship

Larry Laskie
Ordained UCC
Arnolds Park, IA
In-person worship only

Kenn Leischner
Ordained UCC
Columbus, NE
In-person worship only

JudyAnn Morse
Layperson
Burlington, IA
Online worship only

Katherine Mulhern
Ordained UCC
Bettendorf, IA
In-person and online worship

Barry Rempp
Ordained UCC
Hastings, NE

Henry Rietz
Licensed/MID
Grinnell, IA
Online worship only

Wayne Schupbach
Ordained UCC
Lincoln, NE
In-person and online worship

Andy Springer
Ordained Other
Hastings, NE
In-person and online worship

Robert Treichel
Ordained UCC
Charles City, IA
In-person and online worship

Kelly Tyrrell
MID
Lincoln, NE
In-person worship only

Char White
Ordained UCC
Kanawha, IA
In-person and online worship

Bruce Williams
Ordained UCC
Cedar Rapids, IA

Paul Witmer
Ordained UCC
Urbandale, IA
In-person worship only

Charlene Wozny
Ordained UCC
Omaha, NE

Want to be added to the Pulpit Supply list?

  • Complete all the steps (form and payment) for the Praesidium background check.  Be sure to indicate on the form if you’re available for in person worship and/or online worship.
  • If you’re an UCC Authorized Minister with standing outside IA, SD, or NE, we’d love to have you on the Pulpit Supply List as well.  One extra step: have your Conference or COM send a letter to Diane@ucctcm.org confirming your UCC standing.