The Rev. Gary Halstead has been called to the position of Interim Associations Associate beginning September 1, 2017. His primary area of ministry will be assisting congregations in the search process and working with our church vitality programs.
Gary currently serves as the Pastor of Christ United Church in Olmsted Falls. He was first called as the settled pastor to 1st Congregational Berea and led that congregation to a successful federation with St. Andrews PCUSA thus creating Christ United Church. He has also served as an Associate Conference Minister in the Penn SE conference from 1998-2005. He has served small and medium churches as the sole pastor and in large churches as both an Associate Pastor and Co-Pastor.
Gary serves in our COACHing program and is often the person who leads workshops and conversations around non-violent communication and conflict resolution. He is a trained therapist with a keen eye for family system dynamics. Gary comes to us with a wealth of insight, skills and experiences that will serve us well during this transitional time in our journey.