ABOUT OUR MINISTRY


The United Church represents a union of three traditions - the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church, and German heritage. We rejoice in our heritage and our oneness. We welcome you, wherever you are in your journey, and invite you to participate in the joy of our lives together. 

We believe in an open approach to faith at The United Church. Our beliefs, the people behind our work, and our history are made to be open and accessible to all.


OUR STAFF


reverend william federici

Rev. William T. Federici has served as Senior Pastor of the United Church since July 2012. Previously, he was Senior Minister at Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna, Virginia and Associate Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Old Greenwich, in Connecticut. Bill has his M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and has done advanced work at the Yale Divinity School. He preaches and teaches  a practical and progressive Christianity that emphasizes healing and transformation. Bill believes that every worship service should leave you feeling "sacred, precious and beloved."


PASTOR TABEA MUENZ

Tabea Muenz is the Pastor for German Language Ministries. She loves working in such an open and versatile church setting that allows her to explore bilingual ministries. Understanding how important in can be for German immigrants to hear prayers and music in their native tongue has been one of her great learning experiences in the past 5 years at the United Church.

Trying to connect to the wider German speaking and German-American population in the DMV Metro Area, Tabea is always interested in creating new German language programs that create a “home away from home”.

Tabea was born in Stuttgart, Germany and has been living in the Washington, D.C. for the past 5 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the School of Theology in Reutlingen, Germany and is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary where she received her Masters of Theological Studies in 2012. In 2014, she completed a unit in Clinical Pastoral Education at Georgetown Hospital, Washington D.C. She has a lot of experience in working with children and young adults.

Tabea loves studying Latin American dances, enjoys bicycle tours along the Potomac River and culinary adventures in Washington, D.C.

If you would like to plan a bilingual baptism, wedding or memorial service in German and English, Pastor Tabea would be honored to work with you during these important moments in your life.