Rev. Dr. Ted E. Huffman, pastor and teacher
Rev. Dr. Ted E. Huffman, pastor and teacher

Ted has been serving 1st Congregational United Church of Christ since 1995. A veteran of over 35 years of pastoral ministry, he has served congregations in Montana, North Dakota and Idaho. He also serves our area as Chaplain with the Pennington County Sheriff. You can find out more about Ted at his personal web site: www.revtedh.com. Reach Ted by e-mail at teducc@rushmore.com.

 

Rev. Susan Huffman, pastor and teacher
Rev. Susan Huffman, pastor and teacher

Susan earned her undergraduate education at Rocky Mountain College in Billing, Montana and her M.Div. from Chicago Theological Seminary. She has done graduate work at Regis University. She is certified as a specialist in Church Education by the United Church of Christ. She has over 35 years of pastoral experience. Contact Susan by e-mail at susanucc@rushmore.com.

Rev. Kathleen Batchelder, pastor and teacher
Rev. Kathleen Batchelder, pastor and teacher

For most of her adult life, Kathleen engaged in the ministry of teaching as a public school English teacher, In 2007, she enrolled in Bangor Theological Seminary where she earned her M.Div. as class valedictorian. She has served 1st Congregational United Church of Christ since 2010. Kathleen's e-mail address is kathleenucc@rushmore.com.

Laura Switzer, Administrative Colleague
Laura Switzer, Administrative Colleague

Laura Switzer specializes in publications and social media connections at the church. A former public school elementary teacher and Reading Recovery specialist, Laura brings her faith, her love of people and her creative talents to our office staff. Contact Laura at our office email address: uccoffice@rushmore.com

Denise Webster, treasurer
Denise Webster, treasurer

Denise Webster is managing partner and COO of Ketel Thorstensen LLP of Rapid City where she specializes in estates, gifts and trusts. She brings a wealth of accounting experience to our staff along with her dedication to the congregation where she serves on board and committees and sings in the choir. Check out Denise's website at http://ktllp.com/about-us/partners/denise-webster/ or contact her by email at denise@ktllp.com.

Michael Ross, organist
Michael Ross, organist

Michael has Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Master of Music in Church Music and Organ Performance from University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. He is a registered piano technician and has extensive experience in organ performance and church music. You can e-mail Michael at pianotuner88@gmail.com.

Michael Bossen, Bell Choir
Michael Bossen, Bell Choir

Michael Bossen is an accomplished handbell ringer with the Bells of the Hills and a lifelong member of 1st Congregational United Church of Christ. He serves as director of the church bell choir and a member of the church worship staff. Contact Michael at M_bossen@hotmail.com.