Our current leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them an incredible ability to lead, inspire and care for those that need it.
With over 50 years of volunteer experience among them, our leaders provide Union Congregational United Church of Christ with the inspiration and direction to keep the organization moving forward and expanding in new areas based on our community's needs.
Lisa Powell Williams
Pastor Lisa Powell Williams became our called pastor January 31, 2016. Prior she had served us as interim minister. Lisa has a B.A., cum laude, from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.L.S. from the University of Illinois. She has completed Pathways Level One, two and half years of religious/UCC study from the Southeast Conference and is beginning Level Two. Lisa is a licensed minister with the Western Association of the Illinois Conference, UCC. In addition to being a librarian for 25 years, , she served as Minister of Nurture, a Stephen Minister and trainer, Saturday evening worship leader and pulpit fill for First Congregational Church in Moline. Lisa's husband, Brian, aids the church with his graphic design, web, social media and audiovisual equipment skills. Her daughter, Katy, is a student at St. Ambrose University. Pastor Lisa is committed to the UCC's proclamation, "no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here."
Karen retired from Rock Island Arsenal in 2002 after 36 years. She, her husband and daughter have attended Union Church since 2004.
Curently Karen serves as the financial secretary at Union Church as well as Administrative Assistant. In addition, she serves as a volunteer in the Alzheimer's Unit at In Touch Senior Day Service for Adults. "I love it there and feel I can give back to the caregivers by helping taken care of their loved ones."
Karen has been active with the Lions Club for 17 years and serves as secretary of the Moline Lions Club. She is a member of IL Pythian Sisters and IA Pythian Sisters, and is a state officer in both organizations.
"When Larry and I were looking for a church, we remembered the friendly atmosphere here at Union. Larry’s sister Dorothy was a member for many years. I really enjoyed the many friendly faces when we joined. Union is a small church, but our hearts are big. I am involved in many aspects of the church, and feel I am giving back to the church for what it has given me."
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Moline, Illinois 61265
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