The Search Committee has proposed and the Admin and Ministry Councils have approved the call of Rev. Dr. Leslie Taylor to be our Transitional Minister! She will start on April 1, and will continue as our Transitional Minister until we have called our new Senior Minister. Leslie will be delivering sermons and otherwise participating in worship each Sunday, leading other special worship services (such as our Maundy Thursday service), as well as providing urgent pastoral care.
Leslie has been an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ since 1988, and served in the national setting of the UCC for nearly 10 years. After leaving the national setting, she became bi-vocational and served congregations as the installed pastor, interim pastor and transitional pastor while working at different times as the Director of a Women’s Resource Center, and the Director of a Childcare center. She spent 10 years as the Director of Student Services and the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Minister in Residence at Methodist Theological School in Ohio. After moving to California, she served as the Co-Director of Admissions, Events, and Recruitment at Pacific School of Religion. Currently, she is working as a Coach in Training (for churches and people in transition) and also enjoys officiating at weddings. She is the partner of our Regional Minister, Rev. Dr. LaTaunya Bynum.