Heartland Clergy for Inclusion

acceptance from the heart

Signers

The Complete List

  • Rev. Melanie Adams
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Stephanie Ahlschwede
    United Methodist Ministries
  • Rev. Terri Akkerman
    United Church of Christ
    NE
  • Rev. Robert L. Albin
    ELCA Pastor (retired)
    Hutchinson, KS
  • Pastor Carol J. Alexander
    Polk Grove United Church of Christ
    9190 Frederick Road
    Dayton, OH
  • Rev. Chris Alexander
    Countryside Community Church (UCC)
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Duane A. Anders
    Stillwater United Methodist Church
    Dayton, OH
  • Rev. Zach Anderson
    United Methodist Church
  • Pastor Jen Andreas
    Lord of Life Lutheran Church
    Ames, Iowa
  • Rev. Joe Arganbright
    Retired Southern Baptist
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rev. Matthew Atkinson
    Community of Christ
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • John Austin
    Peace United Church of Christ
    Alma, KS
  • Rev. Mary Avidano
    Elgin, NE
  • Rev. Ray Avidano
    Elgin, NE
  • Pastor Elizabeth Backus
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor John Backus
    Trinity Lutheran Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Jeannie Bates
    United Church of Christ
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Barbara L. Battin
    Interfaith Campus Minister
    Sinclair Community College
    Dayton, OH
  • Rev. Dr. Chuck Bentjen
    Emmanuel Lutheran Church
    Beatrice, NE
  • Rev. Robert E. Berlie, Sr.
    United Methodist Church
    Holdrege, NE
  • Rev. Krista Betz
    Interim Conference Minister
    Kansas-Oklahoma Conference
    United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Eric Biehl
    Federated Church
    Sutton, NE
  • Rev. Betsy Blake Bennett, Deacon
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Marek Bozek
    St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish
    St. Louis, MO
  • Rev. Ruth Wagner Bradshaw
    Pilgrim United Church of Christ
    Wichita, KS
  • Rev. Ruth M. Brandon
    United Church of Christ
    Ohio
  • Rev. Dr. Donald Bredthauer
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Geoffrey Brewster
    Phillips Theological Seminary
    Tulsa, OK
  • Rev. Anthony Britten-Campbell
    United Church of Christ
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. James C. (JC) Browne
    United Methodist Church, retired
  • Rev. Doyle Burbank-Williams
    United Methodist Church, NE conference
  • Rev. Dr. Suzanne Burris
    United Church of Christ
    Stanton, NE
  • Pastor Robert C. Buschlemper
    ELCA Foundation
  • Rev. Sheryl Butler
    Christian Church (DOC)
    Glenwood, IA
  • Rev. Susan M. Butler
    Augustana Lutheran Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Paul W. Calkin
    UMC, Oklahoma Conference
  • Rev. MaryAnn Calta
    Presbyterian Church USA
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Kathryn Campbell
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Jerry Cassiday
    United Church of Christ
    Chadron, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Michael D. Castle
    Cross Creek Community Church UCC
    Dayton, OH
  • Pastor Dan Cillessen
    Plymouth UCC
    Crete, NE
  • Rev. Dick Clark, retired
    Walnut Hills United Methodist Church
    Urbandale, IA
  • Pastor Karen Clarke
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Jeni Markham Clewell
    UMC, Oklahoma Conference
  • Pastor Cathy L. Cole
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Gerry Comstock
    Unity Spiritual Center
    Springfield, MO
  • Pastor Judy Cook
    United Church of Christ
    Purdam, NE
  • Rev. R. Kent Cormack
    First Congregational UCC
    Manhattan, KS
  • Rev. Kara Courtney
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Des Moines, IA
  • Rev. Dr. Michael Curd
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel
    First Congregational Church UCC
    Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Rev. Mark Y. A. Davies
    United Methodist Clergy
    Oklahoma
  • Rev. Susan P. Davies
    United Methodist Church
  • Pastor Janet Davis
    First Congregational UCC/Park UCC
    Neligh/Elgin, NE
  • Rev. Dr. D. Mark Davis
    Heartland Presbyterian Church
    Clive, IA
  • Rev. Deborah Dean-Ware
    Lake Edge United Church of Christ
    Madison, WI
  • Rev. Sarah K. Dickinson
    Mosher-Pilgrim Presbyterian Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Maureen A. Dickman
    Rock Bridge Christian Church DOC
    Columbia, MO
  • Rev. Elizabeth Dilley
    First Congregational UCC
    Red Oak, IA
  • Rev. Howard Dotson
    Faith Community Liaison
    Equality, NE
  • Rev. Roddy Dunkerson
    NEUCC Conference Minister
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Judy Dye
    United Methodist Church
  • Jean Eden
    Lincoln Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends
    Lincoln, NE
  • B. Gordon Edwards, Pastor
    First Presbyterian Church – PC (USA)
    Sillwater, OK
  • Rev. Nancy J. Eggen
    United Campus Ministry, Univ. of Tulsa
    Tulsa, OK
  • Rev. Jane Ellefson
    Columbus, NE
  • Rev. E. Susan Ellis
    North Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Eric Elnes, Ph.D.
    Countryside Community Church (UCC)
    Omaha, NE
  • Father Jason Emerson
    Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Thomas Emmett
    Metropolitan Community Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor Nancy Engel
    St. Paul UCC,
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Nancy Erickson
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Jeanette Faberberg
    United Methodist Church, retired
  • Rev. Fred Felger
    First Central Congregational UCC
  • Rev. John Finster
    United Church of Christ
    Syracuse, NE
  • Rev. Jane Florence
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Melinda Foster
    Open Table UCC
    Owasso, OK
  • Shawna Foster
    First Unitarian Church of Omaha
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Peter Frazier-Koontz, Ph.D.
    Eastridge Presbyterian Church
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Scott Frederickson, Ph.D.
    Prairie Table Ministries
    Bismarck, ND
  • Rev. Deacon Kimberly Fretz
    TriFaith Episcopal Ministries &
    All Saints Episcopal Parish
  • Rev. Walt Geiszler
    New Joy Community Church–UCC
    Sioux Falls, SE
  • Rev. Gary George
    Hospice House – The Josie Harper Residence
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Twila Gibbens
    St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
    Tulsa, OK
  • Rev. Randall Goeke
    Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church
    Bassett, NE
  • All Angels Episcopal Mission
    O’Neill, NE
  • Rev. James Goodenberger
    Federated Church
    Columbus, NE
  • Rev. Suzanne Gorhau
    First Presbyterian Church
    Centerville, IA
  • Rev. Helen “Penny” Greer
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Stephen Griffith
    Saint Paul United Methodist Church
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Thomas Guenther
    Vine UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Diane Hammer
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Rev. William J. Hardy
    AIDS Resource Center Ohio
    Maineville, OH
  • Pastor Suzanne Harland
    Presbyterian UCC & Arborville UCC
    Aurora/Polk, NE
  • Rev. Jim Harmon
    Disciples of Christ
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Cindy Harvey
    Central Nebraska Presbytery
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Katherine Hawker
    Evangelical UCC
    St. Louis, MO
  • Rev. Terry R. Heck
    Bellbrook United Methodist Church
    Bellbrook, OH
  • Rev. Lauren Heidenreich
    Brule Ogallala Parish
  • Rev. Clarence Higgins
    Vine UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Clip Higgins
    NEUCC Conf. Min. (retired)
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Kim Hinrichs
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Barry Hoerz
    St Paul Lutheran Church
    Mayville, WI
  • Rev. Thad Holcombe
    Campus Minister for Ecumenical Christian Ministries at KU
    Lawrence, KS
  • Rev. Beth A. Holten
    West Ohio Conference
    United Methodist Church
  • Pastor David Howard
    Community of Christ
    Elyria, OH
  • Rev. Leah Hrachovec
    Presbyterian Church
    Stillwater, OK
  • Rev. David Huber
    Plymouth UCC
    Eau Claire, WI
  • Gwen Hurst-Anderson
    NE CASA Association
  • Rev. Pat Ireland
    First Presbyterian Church
    Cottonwood Falls, KS
  • Rev. Diana Jahn
    Purdum, NE
  • Rev. Lawrence W. Jaynes
    St. Martha’s Episcopal Church
    Papillion, NE
  • Larry Jirsak
    First Congregational UCC
    Scribner, NE
  • Pastor Barb Johnson
    Presbyterian UCC
    Aurora, NE
  • Rev. Eric Johnson
    RCA Pastor–Chaplain with Iowa Health
    Des Moines, IA
  • Rev. Dr. Keith Johnson
    St Paul UMC
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Paul A. Johnson
    Ames UCC
    Ames, IA
  • Rev. David A. Jones, Ph.D.
    Ecumenical Campus Ministry at Kansas State University
    Manhattan, KS 
  • Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
    First Central Congregational UCC
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Charles H. Jordan
    Faith UCC
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Rev. Dean R. Joy
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Kelly Karges
    United Methodist Church
    Beatrice, NE
  • Rev. Cindy Karges
    UMC
    NE
  • Rev. Richard Karohl
    Lyons/Oakland United Methodist Churches
    Lyons/Oakland, NE
  • Rev. Lew Kay-Skinner, Ph.D.
    United Methodist Church
  • Dr. Jim Keck
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Patricia Kelley
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Patsy Kelly
    Director of Pastoral Care
    Passavant Area Hospital
    Jacksonville, IL  62650
  • Rev. Dr. Jim Keyser
    Trinity UMC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Renae Koehler
    Vine UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Lowen Kruse
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Damon Laaker
    Grace Lutheran Church
  • Rev. Bob Lawrence
    Community of Hope UCC
    Tulsa, OK
  • Rev. Dr. Carolyn S. Leeb
    Valparaiso University—Wabash Valley Presbytery
    Valparaiso, IN
  • Rev. Kevin Leisch
    First Congregational UCC
    Sioux City, IA
  • Rev. William B. LeMosy
    Retired, Presbyterian Church USA
    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Rev. Deanna Lewis
    UCC retired
    Centralia, KS
  • Rev. Jeff Light
    Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Lenesa, KS
  • Rev. Rebecca Love
    United Church of Christ
    Elmhurst, IL
  • Rev. Sherrie Lowly
    Berry United Methodist Church
    Chicago, IL
  • Rev. Heidi Mann
    Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
    On Leave from Call
    Hendrum, MN
  • Rev. Matthew J. Mardis-LeCroy
    Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Des Moines, IA
  • Rev. Lea Marshall
    Countryside Community Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Steve Mason
    Country Club Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Kansas City, MO
  • Pastor Neal Mather
    ELCA
  • Rev. Christian McArdle
    St. Luke’s UCC
    Columbus, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie
    Church of the Open Arms, UCC
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rev. John T. McFadden
    Appleton, WI
  • Rev. Dr. Robin McGonigle
    Pine Valley Christian Church
    Wichita, KS
  • Br. Jason McGuire, OSF
    Ecumenical Catholics of Omaha
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Debra McKnight
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Kimberly C. McSheehy
    ELCA Pastor, CPE Resident
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Sheila Mee
    Disciples of Christ
  • Rev. Dr. C. Joseph Meinhart (retired)
    PCUSA
    Oklahoma, OK
  • Pastor Russell Mertz UCC (retired)
  • Rev. Dr. Glen Miles
    Country Club Christian Church
    Kansas City, MO
  • Rev. Dr. Don Miller
    DuBois, NE
  • Rev. James H. Miller
    Christ United Methodist Church
    Lincoln, NE 
  • Rev. Larry Moffet
    First United Methodist Church
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev.  Dr. Jim Montgomery
    First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
    Decatur, IL
  • Rev. Chris Moore
    Mayflower Congregational UCC
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rev. Vicar E. Dwayne Moore
    First Lutheran Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Fred B. Morris
    United Methodist Church
    Northern Illinois Conference
  • Rev. Loren Mullins
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Chuck Murphy
    Country Club Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Kansas City, MO
  • Keith T. Nelson
    Associate Director, ELCA Foundation
    Chicago, IL
  • Rev. Dr. Brian Q. Newcomb
    David’s United Church of Christ
    Kettering, OH
  • Pastor Linda Newman
    Elwood, NE
  • Pastor Eldon Nicholson
    Congregational UCC
    Belvidere, NE
  • Pastor MaryBeth Nicholson
    Congregational UCC
    Belvidere, NE
  • Rev. Gary Nienkamp
    UCC (retired)
  • Rev. Jamie Norwich McLennan
    First United Methodist Church
    Lincoln, NE
  • Pastor Irene O’Brien
    Columbus, NE
  • Rev. Andrew Ore3n
    Faith & Bay View United Methodist
    Milwaukee, WI
  • Pastor Michael Ostrom
    Fremont, NE
  • Rev. Louise R. Ott
    Congregational Church of Birmingham UCC
    Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304
  • Rev. Dr. Pamela Jean Owens
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Michael Patzloff
    United Methodist
  • Rev. Susan Payne
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Tulsa OK
  • Rev. Fr. Charles A. Peek, Rector
    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Leslie Penrose
    JustHope
    Tulsa, OK
  • Rev. Robert Perry
    United Methodist Church
  • Pastor Jan Peterson
    Augustana Lutheran Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor Nancy Phipps
    Faith United Church of Christ
    Wichita, KS
  • Rev. Michael Poage
    United Church of Christ
    Wichita, KS
  • Dr. Bruce Prescott
    Executive Director, Mainstream Oklahoma Baptists
    United Ministry Center
    Norman, OK
  • Kathy Rahorst
    Salem UCC/St. Paul’s UCC
    Steinhauer/Tecumseh, NE
  • Rev. Judith Rainforth
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Michelle M. Reed
    United Methodist
  • Rev. Verle Reinicke ELCA
  • Rev. Lawrence J. Rezash
    Miamisburg, OH
  • Rev. Robert Rhodes
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Kathy Rice UMC
    NE
  • Rev. Fred Richart
    Auburn United Methodist Church
  • Rev. William Rishel
    First Congregational UCC
    Plymouth WI
  • Rev. Howard Roberts
    Glenview, IL
  • Rev. Leah Robberts-Mosser
    Community UCC
    Champaign, IL
  • Rev. Bruce Robbins
    Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Rev. Carl E. Robinson
    Shiloh Church UCC
    Dayton, OH
  • Rev. Dr. Ron Roemmich
    First United Methodist
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Berdeen Roemmich
    First United Methodist
    Omaha, NE
  • Susan L. Rood
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Kenneth D. Rood
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor Trever Rook
    UMC Campus Ministry
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Del Roper
    Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Methodist Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Susan Ross
    First UMC
    Pawnee, OK
  • Dr. David Ruhe
    Plymouth UCC
    Des Moines, IA
  • Rev. Tom Ryberg
    First Congregational UCC
    Battle Creek, MI
  • Pastor William Salmon
    United Methodist Church, retired
    Salina, KS
  • Pastor Joshua Sawyer
    Disciples of Christ
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor Lyle Schoen
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Warren R. Schoming
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Wayne Schupbach
    UCC, (retired)
    Crete, NE
  • Pastor Mark Schwinn
    Greenwood, WI
  • Rev. Michelle Scott-Huffman
    Table of Grace
    Jefferson City, MO
  • Rev. Lyn Seiser
    United Methodist
  • Rev. Lynne Silva-Breen
    Inspiring Change LLC
    Burnsville, MN
  • Rev. Donna J. Simon
    St. Mark Hope and Peace Lutheran
    Kansas City, MO
  • Rev. Nicolette Siragusa
    First Congregational UCC
    Grand Ledge, MI
  • Rev. Dr. Jack Skiles
    First United Church Bloomington
    Bloomington, IN
  • Rev. Barbara Smisek
    First Plymouth Congregational UCC
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. June M. Marshall Smith
    Novi, MI
  • Rev. Melissa Smithee
    Metropolitan Community Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Dwight Snesrud
    United Church of Christ, (retired)
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. Scott Spencer
    UMC, Oklahoma Conference
  • Pastor Neil Spurgin
    Expressions Church
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rev. Dr. Scott Stearman
    Kirkwood Baptist
    St Louis, MO
  • Rev. Kurt A. Stecker
    St Paul UMC
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Joyce Steiner
    United Methodist Pastor
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. James Stovall
    UCC
    Oklahoma City, OK
  • Rev. Dr. Ralph Sturdy
    Lincoln, NE
  • Rev. W. Howard Surber, Jr.
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Mark Suriano
    Old South UCC
    Kirtland, OH
  • Rev. Dr. Ty Sweeting
    Metropolitan Church of Topeka
    Topeka, KS
  • Rev. Russell Terman-White
    First United Methodist Church
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Anna Terman-White
    ELCA
  • Rev. Jerry Thompson
    St.Mark’s on the Campus Episcopal Church
    Lincoln, NE
  • Richard J. Tiggelaar, Pastor
    First Presbyterian Church, United Methodist Churches
    Craig, NE
  • Rev. Stephen Toller
    Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Dr. Sherry Triggs
    Central Congregational Church UCC
    Topeka, KS
  • Rev. Richard Turner
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Luci Turner
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Terri Tyson
    Oak Creek UCC
    Kettering, OH
  • Rev. Mike Underhill
    Nexus Church UCC
    Butler County, OH
  • Rev. Casey vanderBent
    SouthCross Community Church
    Burnsville, MN
  • Rev. Richard Venus
    Unitarian Universalist Church of New Madison, OH
  • Rev. Jay Vetter
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    Grand Island, NE
  • Rev. Chris Waddle
    United Methodist Clergy
    Iowa Annual Conference
  • Rev. Kurt A. Walker
    Faith United Church of Christ
    Indianapolis, IH
  • Rev. Dr Jim Wallasky
    Waverly UMC
  • Rev. Donald Wester
    First Central Congregational UCC
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor Dorothy Whiston
    First Baptist Church
    Iowa City, IA
  • Rev. Wesley White
    United Methodist Church
    Onalaska, WI
  • Rev. Becky Whitehead
    Unity of Omaha
    Omaha, NE
  • Pastor J. F. Wickey
    CrossWalk United Church
    Enid, OK
  • Rev. Carol Windrum
    United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Richard Wing
    First Community Church,
    Columbus, OH
  • Rev. Angie Witmer
    Plymouth UCC
    Des Moines, IA
  • Rev. Greg E. Witte, Ph.D.
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Charlene Wozny
    Omaha, NE
  • Rev. Bill Youngkin
    United Church of Christ
    Dayton, OH
  • Rev. Rebecca Zelensky
    Central Christian Church (DOC)
    Terre Haute, IN

 

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