Inspiring, educating and nurturing those who minister through music and the arts

UCCMA Board of Directors 2023-2025

Don Shier

Director of Music Ministries

First Congregational UCC Church
Anoka, Minnesota

Choir and Handbell director, pianist, singer

Don Shier

Eric Dundore


Journal Editor

Minister of Music
St. Paul's UCC
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Direct the Adult Chancel Choir and the

Youth Choir and plan the music for all worship services

Gregory Chestnut

Past President

Retired Minister of Music
First Congregational Church, UCC
Sarasota, Florida

Organ, choirs, creative worship planning

Brandon Brown


MM Candidate in Choral Conducting
University of Missouri
President, Chicago Music Association
Music Coordinator
Columbia United Church of Christ
Columbia, MO

Voice and Choral Conducting

Donna Murphy


Former Music Director/Organist
West Parish of Barnstable
West Barnstable, Massachusetts

Organ, piano, direct vocal and handbell choirs

Rev. Dr. Peter Stickney


Commissioned Minister of Music, UCC

Pastor of Music and the Arts

Newfield Congregational Church

Newfield, Maine

Piano, organ, choir

Ruth Striegel

Director of DEI

and Job Placement

Music Director

First Congregational UCC,

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Directs the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir, and leads singing in worship,

Jim Boratko

Director of Education

Director of Worship Arts

First Church of Christ, Congregational

West Hartford, Connecticut

Keyboardist, Music Director, Composer,

Arranger, Music Recording and Production

Janette Rodriguez

Member at Large

Director of Music Ministries

First Church of Lombard

Lombard, Illinois

Pianist, Organist and Conductor for Chancel Choir and The Josiah Reade Ringers

Rev. Eldonna Hazen

Minister of Sustainability

Senior Minister

First Congregational, UCC

Madison, Wisconsin

Music Teacher, Business Woman, Pastor

Advisory Board

This board consists of former board members and others who volunteer for UCCMA and are available to the Board of Directors for consultation.

Edward Clark – Webmaster

Tim Clark – Newsletter

Jody Blaine Davis – Past President, Conference 2024 Committee

Michele Hecht – Past President, Social Media

Joan Pritchard – Operations

Anneliese Stuht – Endowment Campaign

Craig Scott Symons Director of Conference 2024

UCC Musicians Association

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West Hartford, CT 06137

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