The Leadership Team has selected Laura Crow to be our Interim Senior Pastor. Laura is finishing up her second stint as Interim Pastor at First United Church of Christ in Belleville. In addition, she served as Interim Pastor for Memorial UCC in Fitchburg in 2017 and Zwingli UCC in Paoli in 2018.
Prior to that, for 10 years, she was on the staff of Middleton Community UCC, most of that time as their Director of Faith Formation. In 2016, she was licensed to be a worship leader at Middleton as they developed a new late-afternoon Sunday service. And then when the pastor in Belleville died suddenly that October, Laura was licensed to be their Interim Pastor until they could hire a longer-term interim. She won high praise for her work in that very difficult situation. She returned to Belleville this past June to complete their interim period. She will be licensed to serve ORUCC.
She will begin her work here during the week of January 7th. She has already met with Winton Boyd and will meet again with him and Ken Pennings and Tammy Martens between now and January.
Laura’s experience goes well beyond church work, however. She was elected to two terms on the Middleton-Cross Plains School Board from 2000 to 2006 and was on the board of directors of the Middleton Outreach Ministry from 1995 to 1999. Her degree is microbiology and she worked for 19 years at Agracetus in Middleton.