We are pleased to announce that Pastor Jennifer Brownell is our new Pastor effective November 1st, 2015.
Jennifer has been the pastor at Hillsdale Community Church UCC, Portland for the past eight years. She and her husband Jeff have a 13 year old son, Elijah.
She also writes a monthly devotional that is published on the UCC website, http://www.ucc.org/devotionals_by_Jennifer_brownell that I encourage everyone to read.
She is a recently published author of Swim, Ride, Run, Breathe: How I Lost a Triathlon and Caught My Breath, published in May of this year, by Pilgrim Press.
The book, A Million Visions of Peace: Wisdom from the Friends of Old Turtle, which she co-edited was a Children’s Choice Award from the Children’s Book Council of New York. Most recently, Brownell contributed an essay to the book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. You can find more of her writing at 46thpsalm.blogspot.com.
According to her bio, “She is the daughter, granddaughter, and great-granddaughter of ministers and missionaries. She has worked in a food cooperative, a museum, a school, an independent record label, and even some churches.”
We are excited to have Jennifer working with our congregation as we move forward during the next phase of our growth.