As of July 15th, Rev. Phil Hobson has been released as settled pastor for our church, and we have currently located an interim minister from the UCC to help guide us through this transition period. Rev. Curtis DeMar-Johnson will preach for the first time in our sanctuary September 16.
Be sure to join us for coffee hour that day. Turns out his favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie. Here is his basic information. We look forward to getting to know him.
Rev Curtiss DeMars-Johnson has been both a public school teacher and clergy-person. He has served churches in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Michigan. He has enjoyed the calling of both the settled pastor and interim pastor. He and his wife, Renee, currently reside in Okemos, MI.
He’s been very involved in justice, peace, and ecology issues for decades. His loves and passions in ministry are very diverse: church and faith revitalization, personal spiritual growth, joyful and spiritually alive worship, the use of art connecting beauty and inspiration, small group process encouraging discovery and discernment, and pastoral care.
For personal renewal he loves encouraging humor, curiosity, and playfulness, talking with very diverse people of all ages, photography, wilderness exploration, mountain hiking and climbing, playing with their two Australian Shepherds, reading, and writing. He’s an internationally published author (Igniting Your Genius: The Startling Fusion of Creativity, Curiosity, Intellect, Passion, and Awe).
On behalf of Amy Krizek, Don Johnson and myself we are pleased that we have been able to bring Rev Curtiss De-Mars Johnson to First Congregational Charlotte as our Interim Minister.
Be assured that this denomination sees the ministry responsibility enacted by “all member of the church” and pastoral care is also being covered by the Care Community committee. If you have any needs, feel free to contact our church office Tu-Fri 9:30am to 3pm, or leave a message or JOIN US! Sunday morning at 10am worship as we, the church, look forward to joining with you: “no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”