Meet Our Team

Conference Minister

Rev. Dr. S. C. Campbell Lovett
Staff Person to: Compassionate Generosity, Faith Formation & Prophetic Integrity MAT’s

(517) 332-3511  Ext. 205

The Conference Minister of the Michigan Conference works with the Board of Directors to carry out the mission and ministry of the Conference. He is the chief executive officer of the Conference. Campbell serves on the Board and staffs the Compassionate Generosity, Faith Formation, and Prophetic Integrity Mission Area Teams. He assists Local Churches with the Search and Call process, and is the Conference representative to both the Covenant Association Church & Ministry Team and the Executive Team.

Associate Conference Minister

Rev. Cheryl Burke
Staff Person to: Vital Growth MAT
(517) 332-3511 Ext. 210 

The Associate Conference Minister has a primary responsibility with all church vitality efforts, the Vital Growth Mission Area Team, and the Center for Progressive Renewal coaching. She assists Local Churches in the Search and Call process, and serves as a representative to the United Northern Association Church & Ministry, and Executive committees.

Southeast Area Minister

The Rev. Dr. Renee C.Jackson 
(517) 332-3511 Ext 207

The Southeast Area Minister is the half-time regionally deployed Conference representative to the Eastern and Detroit Metropolitan Associations. Renee staffs Association committees and is available to Local Churches as a Conference resource. She assists Local Churches in the Search and Call process. Dr. Jackson is also the Pastor at First Congregational Church UCC in Imlay City.

Southwest Area Minister

Rev. Justo González
(716) 989-9207 

Rev. Gonzalez will resource the Grand West and Southwest Associations, coordinate new ministry outreach in metropolitan Grand Rapids and communities in western-Michigan, and work with local churches during times of pastoral transitions. 

Business Manager

Bob Heisler
(517) 332-3511 Ext. 203

 The Business Manager works with the Budget and Finance Committee in matters of financial management, which include: budget development and control, investments, financial reports, recording OCWM, working with auditors, check preparation, billing, and issues related to health insurance and annuity. Bob also serves as the de facto property manager for the Conference buildings and grounds in East Lansing.

Executive Administrative Assistant To the Conference Minister

Lisa Soulliere
(517) 332-3511 
Ext. 204 

The Executive Administrative Assistant provides administrative support for the Conference Minister and the Board of Directors. Lisa is responsible for conference communications, annual meeting registration, calendar coordination, and website development. In addition, she is also the Conference staff member who coordinates all Yearbook and UCC Data Hub information with the National Setting office in Cleveland, Ohio.

Search & Call

Merrilyn Vaughn-Hoffman
(517) 332-3511 
Ext. 208 

The Search and Call Coordinator keeps track of churches that are in transition, maintains a listing of current ministerial profiles, communicates with committees and candidates, and serves as the liaison to the search and call services of the National Setting in Cleveland.

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