Mission & Church Vitality Committee


Brief description of duties:

The Mission and Church Vitality Committee (MCVC) has the responsibility for:

  • celebrating what's working in our congregations;

  • encouraging one another to go beyond our comfort zones;

  • supporting one another in our advocacy;

  • listening to and appreciating our differing perspectives;

  • discovering new ways to address our common and differing challenges; and

  • advising the Executive Board regarding the mission of the Conference.

  • undertaking an annual evaluation to discern both whether or not that mission is in keeping with the call of the Holy Spirit in our time, and whether or not that mission maintains our relevance as an agent of transformation.  

  • ensuring that every available resource, all covenant partnerships, and all entities created by the Conference are being utilized to enhance, ensure, and enable the mission of the Conference.  

It will be comprised of a representative from every church in the Conference, the officers of the Conference, and any SWC representative serving the National structure of the Church.

Meets at least twice a year.



Slides from Oct. 2016 meeting

Millennial Giving Playbook

Oct. 2016 Handouts


MCVC Members:

Church Name Representative Email Address
Black Mountain UCC Marilyn Riggs azbuckeye@yahoo.com
Church of the Beatitudes Mickey Hahnenkratt addiegh@aol.com
Church of the Palms Rev. James Clark jame_online@cox.net
Congregational Church of the Valley Janet Fotheringham irsoithink@gmail.com
Desert Garden UCC - -
Desert Heritage Anita Joy joyjoy57@cox.net
Desert Palm UCC Rev. Tom Martinez revtom@desertpalmucc.org
Encanto Community Church BJ Johnston wmnrider@gmail.com
First Congregational UCC/Phx Debe Knaack Debe2tw@cox.net
First Congregational Church/TEMPE Pat Quinnett patquinnett@yahoo.com
First Samoan Congregational Talosaga Seumanutafa talosagas51@gmail.com
Rebel & Divine Shirley Austin shirleyaustin7@aol.com
Rebel & Divine Daniel Harrott mharrottazva@yahoo.com
Ktizo UCC Betty Nelson nonelson@aol.com
Tempe Marshallese Ministry - -
Phoenix Marshallese Ministry Carter Hilai hilaicarter22@gmail.com
Scottsdale Congregational UCC Patty Sutherland pattiphx@cox.net
Shadow Rock UCC Gordon Schneider gjschneider@prodigy.net
Shepherd of the Hills Mary Curtis mary.curtis@cox.net
Shepherd of the Hills Bill Janiga wejaniga@cox.net
South Mountain Community Church Laurie Morrison lomosomo@gmail.com
Sun Lakes UCC - -
United Church of Sun City Susan Aurich aurichsusan@gmail.com
West Congregational Church Carol Gross cajegross@q.com
Faith United Community Church Diane Thomas dsthomas18@ymail.com
First Congregational Church/Flagstaff John Leung John.Leung@nau.edu
First Congregational UCC/Prescott Al Beeson aandbbeeson@msn.com
The Church of the Red Rocks Joan Scott JEScott@umich.edu
Casas Adobes Grace Bunker gracebunker@gmail.com
Church of the Painted Hills J. Ann Krinks jaykri19@gmail.com
Community Congregational Church Bill Bone rbone@cox.net
Good Shepherd U.C.C. - -
Oro Valley United Church - -
Rincon Congregational Church Rev. Inge Detweiler idetweiler@hotmail.com
Sierra Vista Community U.C.C. - -
Tucson Marshallese Ministry - -
United Churches Fellowship Rev. Larkin Rossiter larkinattheriver@hotmail.com
Yuma UCC Doug Jennings doug_jennings2005@yahoo.com
Church of the Good Shepherd UCC Jenny Sanchez jjstango@gmail.com
First Congregational Church/ALB Ted Harris trharris43@gmail.com
Iglesia Congregacional Unida - -
St. Paul's United Church of Christ Anita Curtis anitaabq@yahoo.com
United Church of Angel Fire - -
United Church of Los Alamos - -
United Church of Santa Fe - -
Revolution UCC - -
First Christian Church UCC/DOC - -
Iglesia Congregacional la Trinidad - -
Silver City UCC Wendy Spurgeon breakthroughshadow@gmail.com
Peace UCC Nora Roberts nora_roberts@att.net
Beatitudes Campus Nancy Splain nsplain@beatitudescampus.org
Southwest Conference Office Bill Lyons
Southwest Conference Office Eli Johnson