Bruce is an ordained minister, board-certified chaplain, licensed mental health counselor, and one of our church’s covenant partners. Bruce is also a UCUCC church member and a longtime volunteer leader within the youth ministry program. He and I have worked together for almost 8 years, and we are excited for his new role in ministry with us!
We had already lined Bruce up to lead Seabeck this week, so you can welcome him to his new role during the Children and Youth sessions this week. His first official day as staff will be Monday, July 26.
Here is a little bit more about Bruce if you don’t already know him:
In 2010 Bruce Graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, in Evanston, IL (right outside of Chicago) with a master’s degree in Divinity. Bruce moved out to the Pacific Northwest where he worked with the Methodist Church and Youth Ministry. Upon leaving that job, Bruce moved into chaplaincy where he found the UCC and all of its gifts. He joined University Congregational and was recruited by Margaret to help with the youth program. In 2019 Bruce graduated with his second master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on Mental Health Counseling. In 2020 Bruce made the move to full-time private practice as a therapist, which he loves. In a moment of discernment, Bruce recognized his desire to be involved more at UCUCC and applied to work with Margaret as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator.
We are so grateful for the many ways Bruce’s ministry and amazing gifts with young people and families have impacted our church and the lives of our families. And we look forward to this new journey in working with the children and families of UCUCC.
More info will come. For now, we invite you to join us in welcoming Bruce to the team! We are grateful for your continued support during this time of transitioning into our new roles.