The United Ministry of Delhi

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

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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. 


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. 


Director of Music

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!