Services Every Sunday 10:00AM
Meet Senior Pastor, Rev. Dr. Mary Kay Schueneman,
Mary Kay is a Michigan native, happy to return to the mitten after many years! She’s lived in Western Pennsylvania, Central Ohio, Northern New Jersey, and most recently, Central Vermont. She was ordained in the United Methodist Church and after serving a church in Springfield, Ohio, she and her family moved to New Jersey so she could begin Ph.D. work in US Religious History at Drew University. After teaching at Middlebury College as visiting faculty in the Religion Department, Mary Kay returned to ministry and transferred her ministerial standing to the United Church of Christ. While Mary Kay’s great-grandfather, grandfather, and uncle were all ministers in the UCC and its predecessor denominations, Mary Kay is proud to be the first woman ordained in her family! Mary Kay is also proud of her three children, Martha, Sam, and Anna, who are each working to change the world through non-profit work and teaching. She plays the piano, eats vegetarian, enjoys yoga, and works out when she can…so she can enjoy her favorite food group: cookies and ice cream!
Meet our Associate Pastor, Rev. Kyle Tade
Kyle is really a native of Illinois, seriously. His undergrad was blocks away from his high school, which was blocks away from his elementary school in Elmhurst, Illinois. Kyle then moved to North Carolina where he received his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in 2013 and has been serving Portage UCC since 2014. He was baptized in the United Church of Christ and active in the wider church as a youth when he felt his call to ministry as a teen. Kyle was ordained in the United Church of Christ during his first few months of serving Portage UCC. Kyle is the youngest of 4 boys who live across 4 states and three time zones. Kyle loves experimenting in the kitchen (ask him about his sweet potato shepherd’s pie), travel, reads Green Lantern, and he can find peace anywhere there’s sand and a body of water.
2 p.m. October 26, 2019 At Portage United Church of Christ You are invited to "The Reason Why We Sing", a lecture-recital advocating for the intentional inclusion of Black-American sacred music in our places of faith and school and community music programs. This...read more
We all know the story of Noah’s Ark. It starts with God regretting having ever created humanity: God “saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” ...read more