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Dennis is a Licensed Minister of the United Church of Christ and began serving as Pastor of Congregational UCC on January 12, 2014.
At the Thirtieth General Synod of the United Church of Christ held in Cleveland, Ohio in June of 2015, Dennis was elected to serve as a member of the United Church of Christ Board of Directors for a six year term, helping to provide leadership and guidance to the direction of the 1.1 Million member United Church of Christ into the future (www.ucc.org). Dennis currently serves as the Vice Chair of the UCC's Special Committee on Development.
In 2017 Dennis was appointed to the Common Global Ministries Board of Directors (www.globalministries.org), a partnership of the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), joining together with global and local partners to work for justice, reconciliation, and peace in all corners of our world. Further, Global Ministries brings forth advocacy and education for critical issues facing our world.
Dennis has enjoyed a career in the law enforcement and investigations world, but has also found and developed a call to ministry. Dennis is a passionate advocate of many social justice and humanitarian issues facing our world today and works with our church family to identify ways we can work to improve the world around us.
Dennis has a deep belief in Progressive Christianity and the centrality of the instruction to "love one another" as Jesus taught, with a focus on open acceptance of human diversity, equality and inclusiveness for all, care for the poor and the oppressed, and environmental stewardship of the Earth.
Dennis lives in North Canton with his partner Greg and their two dogs, Pace (Miniature Schnauzer and Duke (Great Dane), and their cat Elza.
Dennis holds office hours by appointment. Feel free to contact him anytime at (330) 936-9086 or - or contact the church office.