February 6, 2018
Plymouth welcomes guest minister Rev. Andrew Conley-Holcom, Pastor for Admiral Congregational UCC. He and Rev. Kelle Brown ‘trade’ congregations this Sunday to share the Word. He will preach on the Gospel of Mark for Transfiguration Sunday.
“Swapping pulpits is a long-standing UCC tradition,” says Rev. Conley-Holcom. “The purpose is to broaden our sense of who ‘we’ are as the wider congregation.”
Rev. Holcom began his career as a public-school teacher before finding a calling in genocide studies and violence prevention education. He worked as a youth director, conflict management workshop facilitator and as an advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.
He received his M.A. in Anthropology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA and his M.Div. from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. He was the first male M.Div. student to earn the Women's Studies in Religion Certificate from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA.
Despite his work on violence and discrimination, he is a fun-loving person who greatly enjoys the company of others. He can be found walking wooded trails, biking around his neighborhood, creating art from reclaimed materials and writing third-person biographies. He lives in Tacoma with his wife Leann, who is a professional singer and choral conductor. The couple is expecting the birth of their son in mid-April.
Guest Ministers in February
Feb 18 Rev. Carey G. Anderson, First A.M.E. Church, Seattle
Feb 25 Dr. Robyn Henderson Espinoza, Latinx Queer Theologian (Dr. Robyn will also lead workshop, Intersectional Organizing, Saturday, Feb 24 at Plymouth.)Subscribe