The United Ministry of Delhi

"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." ~ ~ Mother Teresa

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Wednesday, Jun 28 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Thursday, Jun 29 at 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, Jun 29 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday, Jun 30 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Our Staff


Our Pastor:  Bobby Outterson-Murphy

Born and raised in rural Ohio, Bobby did not grow up in a Christian household. Faith entered his life when he was 16 years old, completely transforming not only his worldview but also the trajectory of his vocational journey. He eventually made his way to the East Coast where he received a B.A. in English Literature at Hunter College. A sense of call to serve the church had developed in the years leading up to his graduation, with the affirmation and encouragement of pastoral mentors. Bobby followed this sense of call to Princeton Theological Seminary, where he earned both an M.Div and an MA in Christian Education. He has served churches in a variety of contexts - suburban New Jersey, small town Iowa, inner-city Boston, and (currently) in a suburb of Greater Boston. Be sure to ask him about his interests in the spirituality of the Taize Community, medieval church history, movies, board games, and beer brewing.

 

He has been married to his wife, Sarah, for seven years. They have two small children - a two-year-old (Theo) and a three-month-old (Lydia). Sarah’s family lives in Boston, but she grew up in a variety of locations – Chicago, Nashville, West Virginia, Virginia, and England! Sarah is currently taking a break from teaching high school English to care for their two children. 


 Secretary


Deb Kearney is our church secretary and go-to person when we need something.  


Deb moved to the area in 1989 to attend college - and never left!  She began working at the church in 1989 as the bookkeeper and moved to the secretary position in 1995, working at both until January 2001 when she gave up the bookkeeping to focus on the Church Office.  What began as an intended temporary employment became permanent as Deb became attached to The United Ministry, its mission, and the membership. 

Her hours are 9 am - 3 pm Monday through Friday. 

 

Church Facilitator

Elaine Burt brings her creative energies and enthusiasm to her position as Church Facilitator.  While it might be difficult to describe her duties in concrete terms, it can be said that Elaine dispenses the spiritual glue that holds us together and keeps us connected to God, to each other, and to our community.  Elaine helps with Worship planning and coordination, Adult Christian Ed, and the planning and organizing of different Fellowship Events.  

If you would like to serve as a Lay Reader or an Usher, please see Elaine.  If you have an idea for an Adult Christian Ed event or an activity that you would like to see happen at The United Ministry, speak to Elaine. 

 

Music Accompaniest, 
Director of the Play School.


Ruth Kazmierski is a long-time member of The United Ministry of Delh and is vitial to the workings of the Church in more ways than we can begin to list!  Ruth assists the Pastor in planning regular worship and all special worship services.  She serves as the 'go between' and detail person when the planning of church activities involves more than one committee.  In an everyday way, Ruth is the support for the mechanism that works inside the organization called 'The United Ministry'.  In her position as Church Facilitator, Ruth is also the Chair of Christian Ed.  In that area she organizes curriculum for all ages, pre-school through Adult Ed and she leads the Kid's Club every Wednesday afternoon during the School year.  

Ruth's office hours vary because of the mulit-tasking style demanded of her many positions, but she will always return your call if you leave a message! 


 

Director of Music
Organist


Pat began here at The United Ministry in 1989 as the Organist.  She was a music teacher in the Downsville Schools until her retirement.  Pat took on the position of Music Director in 2004.  She Directs the Chancel Choir and the Kid's Club Singers regularly and seasonally organizes a Handbell or Chime group.  

She also organizes Special Music for the summer months when the Chancel Choir is on break, and works with the children of The United Ministry to bring their talents to our worship services.  Music is an important and essential part of our service each Sunday.  Our Chancel Choir is always looking for members and Pat is especially gifted in bringing out the very best in anyone who wishes to express their faith through music.  We have been blessed with some exceptionally talented voices and instrumentalists in our church family!

Pat gives private music lessons currently and we are often the receivers of wonderful gifts of music from the students she invites to play for our worship services. 

 

We will fill you in on our other staff that we are blessed to have, soon!