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.
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."
reverend katja albrecht
Rev. Katja Albrecht has joined our church as the Pastor for German Ministries. Ordained in 2003, she’s served as a Youth Minister, as a Deputy for Gender Equality, as Theological Assistant to the Regional Bishop of Halle/Germany, and as Senior Pastor for various churches. She did advanced work at Leipzig University regarding the preaching of church leaders during the times of divided Germanies. Her passion is facilitating the resources of faith for each Christian individually as well as the church as a whole.