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Pearls for the Journey is a series of articles in which PBUCC CREDO participants share a key truth, an insightful moment, or offer a pearl of wisdom gleaned from their week-long PBUCC CREDO Seminar experience. During the Seminar, participants are offered the gift of time and space to inwardly and prayerfully examine significant areas of their lives as they discern the future direction of their calls.

We hope these stories inspire you and provide key takeaways – or perhaps an “aha!” moment – that speaks to you personally. Be encouraged and enlightened as you read these stories, which will be appearing periodically on this page.


CREDO Lori B Pearls for the Journey: Take a Sabbath
In Pearls for the Journey, a new PBUCC CREDO article series, the Rev. Lori Bievenour, Senior Pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Carmel, IN, shares on the importance of taking a Sabbath.

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CREDO Boteler _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Get Wisdom

During the PBUCC CREDO Seminar, the Rev. Jenny Boteler found that seeking wise counsel for suggestions in ministry proved invaluable. Rev. Boteler is the Pastor of Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Green River, WY.

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CREDO KJK _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Reclaim Your Gifts

During PBUCC CREDO, the Rev. Kristen J. Kleiman, Pastor of The First Congregational Church UCC in Bristol, CT, discovered that she didn’t need to do something new in ministry, but rather go back to the old - play, laugh, and be creative in ministry.

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CREDO Rachael _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Release Your Demons

Rev. Rachael Keefe, pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, MN, shares a time when she was overcome with a sense of well-being after realizing it was time to be done with her demons and become whole.

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CREDO Vander _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Articulating the “Why”

The Rev. Wendy Vander Hart, Associate Conference Minister for the Massachusetts Conference United Church of Christ, arrives at the importance of articulating the reason for being both personally and corporately.

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CREDO Chorpenning _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Give Yourself Permission
 

During the PBUCC CREDO Seminar, the Rev. Hal Chorpenning learned the importance of giving oneself permission to rest for the ability to serve others well. Rev. Chorpenning is the Senior Minister of Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ in Fort Collins, CO.

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CREDO Hallman _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Kindle Joy
 

In a world of pain and sorrow, joy is possible. That was the key takeaway for the Rev. Carol Hallman during the PBUCC CREDO Seminar.  Rev. Hallman is the Pastor of First United Church of Christ in Salisbury, NC.

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CREDO Tisha _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Take Self-Care Seriously
 

The Rev. Tisha Brown, Associate Conference Minister for Leadership Development in the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ, emphasizes the importance of clergy wellness.

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CREDO DILLEY _________________________________________________________________

Pearls for the Journey: Reclamation of Joy
 

The Rev. Elizabeth Dilley reclaims joy as the central focus of her call while participating in PBUCC CREDO. Rev. Dilley serves Minister for Ministers in Local Churches and MESA, Ministerial Excellence, Support and Authorization in Cleveland, Ohio, for the United Church of Christ national office.

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