People

People

Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser

Since 2009, Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser has served as Lead Pastor at Community UCC. Being a pastor is her passion, especially in a place like CUCC where our deep questions about faith are honored. She loves listening to people’s stories and connecting those stories to God’s ever-unfolding story in us. Leah lives with the other Rev. Robberts-Mosser, David, who is pastor of Trinity UCC in Westville, IL. Leah and David make their life in Urbana with their two daughters Chloe and Violet. When Leah isn’t pastoring, she reads poetry, practices yoga, loves to cook, and goes to her art studio to work on creative projects. You might also find Pastor Leah watching The Walking Dead. She blogs at www.popculturepreacher.com

Email: leah@community-ucc.org

 

Rev. Connie Bandy

Rev. Connie Tapp Bandy currently serves as CUCC’s Designated Minister for Faith Formation and Care.

That means that she serves as staff person for our Children and Family Ministry and Caring Ministry teams, helping develop programs for our children and parents and for members of the congregation who may need a little extra TLC because of illness or life circumstances. She is a storyteller and writer who loves to read. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA, Connie served as Director of Christian Education for McKinley Memorial Presbyterian Church, Champaign, before attending seminary, as Intern Pastor for First Presbyterian Church of Urbana while in school, and then as solo pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ for eight years before coming to Community UCC as a staff member. Connie’s late husband, John, was an active member of the church, and served as treasurer for the UCC Campus Ministry for many years. Connie and John first made their home in Champaign in 1978.

Email: connie@community-ucc.org

Staff

Jessica Smiley – Director of Youth Ministries – jessica@community-ucc.org

Office Manager – info@community-ucc.org

Cara Chowning – Director of Music Ministries – pianocara@yahoo.com

Brian Clark – Organist

Church Life Board (Our Congregational Leaders)

Children and Family:  Lucy Cross and Sophie Keely

Clerk: Joshua Smith – clerk@community-ucc.org

Community Building:  Chasity & Patty Pyle and Sarah Isaacs

Finance: Jan Dobson, Roger Wade (treasurer), and David Willcox (financial secretary)

Mission and Identity: Johnell Bentz and Anita Stein

Moderator:  Kristy Brownfield

Incoming Moderator:  John Murphy

Pastoral Relations:  Patty Gropp

Personnel:  Pat Mannen

Sound and Ethical Practices:  Harvey Welch and Grant Robbennolt

UCC Campus Ministry Liaison:  Ilsa Kantola

Worship: Alison Anders and Kathy Lee