Rev. Steven Erkel, Lead Pastor Rev. Erkel is a native of southern California and was ordained at Pilgrim Congregational Church in Pomona, Calif. He has served at various locations in Iowa, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin. He has also held the position of a counselor to at-risk high school age youth at Michigan Youth Challenge Academy in Battle Creek, Mich.
Pastor Carol Taylor, Licensed Lay Minister I've lived in Beloit most of my life, am married and have two grown sons. I was very involved in the merger process when First Presbyterian and Second Congregational came together to form United Church of Beloit in 2012. I use my administrative talent and photography hobby to promote the church activities on social media. In addition to my responsibilities to UCB, I'm the current President of the Beloit Area Ministers Association, and work closely with the Beloit Cares organization to get low cost school supplies to needy families. I am also on the Leadership of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches (www.naccc.org). I serve on the Growth Ministry Council, and on the Leadership Council. My ministry is to help folks understand God's presence in every aspect of life, to share that divine Love, because to live our faith is the most powerful witness. My Twitter page: twitter.com/pastorcarolt My Blog: coffeechocolatenme.blogspot.com/