|The Strongsville United Church of Christ (Congregational) is happy to welcome Rev. Heidi Denman McDougall as our designated pastor! Heidi, along with her husband, Chuck, began her ministry with us on October 1, 2017.
Born in Littleton, Colorado, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Rev. Heidi Denman McDougall has called Greater Cleveland “home” since 1986. She and her husband Chuck have a blended family of seven children and an even dozen grandchildren– plus a pair of very spoiled cats.
Heidi is a second-career pastor, answering God’s call to seminary at age 50. She received her Master of Divinity in 2011, from Ashland Theological Seminary. In 2012, she joined the staff of University Circle United Methodist Church, serving as Minister of Pastoral Care alongside Rev. Dr. Ken Chalker. Her strength and passion is walking with people through the most difficult times in life. Even in the face of earthly death, God’s love prevails and is to be proclaimed.
As your designated pastor, Heidi (and Chuck) are thrilled to begin the journey into the next two hundred years with this living, vibrant congregation committed to following the way of Jesus– together.
Rev. Heidi & Chuck officially became members of our church on October 15, 2017!
At the current time, our church is involved in searching for a new minister, since Pastor Becky’s retirement. Thank you to the excellent pastors have led our church in worship each week throughout the search for an interim/designated pastor. In the meantime, the search continues for a permanent, settled pastor.
Our guest ministers:
Rev. Mendle Adams
Rev. Larry Craig
Rev. Heidi McDougall–our designated minister
Rev. Joe Santomen
Rev. Oommen Thomas
Thank you for the blessings of these wonderful messengers of the Lord!