Pastor Marty Carney
Pastor Marty grew up in the Midwest and experienced a call to church leadership in college. He comes with a wealth of ministry experience across youth, education and pastoral leadership. He first developed his skills for pastoral ministry within the context of the American Baptist Churches USA and served as a settled pastor at Falls Community Church in Sheboygan Falls, WI in 2000. He pursued his Doctor of Ministry degree at the Seabury+Bexley Episcopal Seminary in Chicago. During his time there, his faith and leadership grew in significant ways. In 2014, he began the process to be recognized as a pastor within the United Church of Christ. In 2016, Pastor Marty accepted a call to serve as Interim Pastor at Congregational United Church of Christ in Neenah | Menasha, Wisconsin. Marty will split is time between the UCC Williams Bay and UCC Lake Geneva, which he joined in April 2018. When he's not 'sheparding his flock,' Pastor Marty is a passionate artist interested in exploring the creative side of life. 

Sara Johnson, Music Director & Assistant Moderator
Sara has been the Accompanist and Music Director at UCC-WB since 2007, shortly after she moved to Williams Bay. According to Sara, "From the very beginning I have found this congregation to be overwhelmingly welcoming and accepting." She also says she is "grateful for the opportunity to keep music in my life and to share it with others". Professionally, Sara earned a Ph.D. in Social and Industrial-Organizational Psychology in 2011 and currently serves as Associate Professor of Psychology at George Williams College of Aurora University. She resides in Sharon, WI, with her husband, David, and two sons, Owen and Elliot. 

Ruth Ann Morava, Moderator
Ruth Anne has been a member of the Williams Bay UCC since 1985. She has played many roles in support of our church, including serving as Moderator, Search Committee Chair, Community Outreach Chair, Spiritual Life Chair, Fundraising Chair, choir member and Sunday School music director. She and her husband, Bob, live in Williams Bay and have 2 adult children. With a background in nursing, Ruth Anne is committed to her work with New Beginnings, the Elkhorn Food Pantry and Open Arms Free Clinic. 

Office Phone:  262.245.5426

What We Believe 

  We believe in the triune God,

  We believe that each person is unique and valuable, 

  We believe that the UCC is called to be a prophetic church,

  We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God, 

  We believe that all of the baptized 'belong body and soul to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ',

  We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that each of us is at a different stage of that journey,

  We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion,

  We believe in the power of peace, and work for nonviolent solutions to local, national & international problems,

  We believe that God calls us to be servants in the service of others and to be good stewards of the earth's resources - 'To believe is to care; to 
     care is to do.',

  We are a people of possibility. In the UCC, members, congregations and structures have the breathing room to explore and to hear ... for after 
     all, God is still speaking,

  We believe the UCC is called to be a united and uniting church. 

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