Pastor Jeff Wartgow retired from active, local church ministry on October 1, 2016. Jeff and his wife, Lynn, have relocated closer to their children in Colorado.
This, of course, set in motion the need for our church to begin the process of "search and call" as we seek to find our next minister. The Church Council met on March 29th and named the new search committee which was introduced through the Church E-News on Wednesday, April 6th and commissioned at a ceremony on Sunday, April 17th during worship. Associate Conference Minister, Rev. Jonna Jensen, particpated in the Liturgy of Commissioning and then lead the committee in it's initial training following worship.
Serving on the search committee are:
Heidi Barber, Dottie Burrichter, Derek Fox, Will Froeschle, Christi Fulwider, Phyllis Jansen, Lori Regenwether, Roger Rittmer, Steve Thayer and Payton Walker.
As the search committee continues it's work, this page will be available to all members and and other interested persons who wish to be updated as the process moves forward.
"The gifts Christ gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ." - Ephesians 4:11-12
First Congregational United Church of Christ, 520 E. 11th Street, De Witt, IA 52742