Ministerial Staff:

Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences

Rev. Brigit Stevens – Executive Conference Minister

Staff and financial oversight; Support of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Tri-Conference Ministries boards of directors; Ecumenical relations; National UCC and partner ministry relations; Media requests; and Social Justice projects.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.277.6369
brigit@ucctcm.org
5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Rev. Ellis Arnold – Associate Conference Minister

General support for Northwestern-IA, Northeast-IA, and Eastern Iowa-IA association churches and clergy; Support for all Committees on Ministry (COM/CCAM/TAM/C&M).

Pronouns: they, them, theirs
515.612.7410
ellis@ucctcm.org
1680 Viking Hills Rd, Decorah, IA 52101

Rev. Darrell Goodwin – Associate Conference Minister

General support for Nebraska Conference churches and clergy; Support for churches in search for pastoral leadership in all Nebraska associations, Southwestern-IA, Central-IA, and Southeastern-IA associations.

Pronouns: he, him, his
402.307.1107
darrell@ucctcm.org

Rev. Samantha Houser – Associate Conference Minister

General support for South Dakota Conference churches and clergy; Support for churches in search for pastoral leadership in all South Dakota associations, Northwestern-IA, Northeast-IA, and Eastern Iowa-IA associations.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
605.215.6090
samantha@ucctcm.org
3500 S Phillips Ave, Ste 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Rev. Jonna Jensen – Associate Conference Minister – Curator of Care and Connection

Witness and inspire witness locally, regionally, nationally, and globally toward a just world for all; offer support and resources to clergy and pastoral leaders throughout our conferences that equip healthy growth and ministry in those leaders; curate and disseminate information regarding resources available for clergy and pastoral leaders of our conferences, including but not limited to coaching, spiritual direction, mental health professionals, communities of practice, and continuing education opportunities; support, resource, and promote mutual ministry with IA, NE, and SD Conference international partners.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.669.5243
jonna@ucctcm.org
3675 67th St, Baldwin, IA 52207

Ministerial Staff:

South Dakota Conference

Kerry Steever – Placerville Camp Director

Management of camp operations which include administration, promotion, booking, maintenance, camp program coordination, summer staff recruitment, cooking, and hospitality.

Pronouns: he, him, his
605.342.1390
uccplace@hotmail.com
Placerville Camp and Retreat Center
13801 W Hwy 44 Rapid City, SD 57702

Support Staff:

Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences

Tawnya Jacobs – Finance Director

Reconciling accounts; assign restricted contributions and expenses; preparing inter-conference transactions; producing financial statements; work as financial liaison so that the ministerial staff can concentrate on their gifts.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.277.6369
tawnya@ucctcm.org
5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Diane Leggett – Ministry Support Staff

Data entry and management for Conferences’ and national database; Committee on Ministry support for Ellis Arnold; transfer of ministerial standing requests; donation records for churches and individuals; daily office operations.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.277.6369
diane@ucctcm.org
5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Tina Moore – Accounting Clerk

processing expenses; entering deposits; reconciling credit card statements; and tracking down details and answers to a wide variety of questions regarding our daily cash flows and accounting.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.277.6369
tina@ucctcm.org
5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Jo Ordway – Ministry Support Staff

Assistant to the Executive Conference Minister; coordinates, sets up, and manages events; manages bill paying, banking coordination, and payroll; administrator for contracts; daily office operations.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
515.277.6369
jo@ucctcm.org
5609 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Aidan Spencer – Communications Specialist

Communication of the Conferences’ events, news, and mission through digital storytelling; website development and mantainence; event submission and social media management; newsletter creation and publication; photo and video production.

Pronouns: she, her, hers
563.419.7919
aidan@ucctcm.org

Blaine Wilson – Ministry Support Staff

Provides administrative and clerical support to Associate Conference ministers in the search and call process; provides support and customer service to searching churches, ministers, lay leaders and ecumenical partners at the direction of the Associate Conference Ministers; manages data related to search and call; daily office operations.

Pronouns: he, him, his
605.338.8738
blaine@ucctcm.org
3500 S Phillips Ave, Ste 100, Sioux Falls, SD 57105