Meet our minister, Pastor Phil Konz. He became our settle minister on August 1, 2010 and brings with him nearly thirty years of pastoral leadership. And while he comes to us from the great state of Texas, he freely admits he has never owned a pair of cowboy boots. Phil is a faithful Pastor and deeply committed to the ministry of the church. He comes to the United Church of Christ with a deep appreciation for a diverse, open and progressive church. From his own experience, he knows what it means to be welcomed, accepted and encouraged by a church like the United Church of Christ. Phil is a great Pastor with strong pastoral care skills, and he capably ministers to people in a wide variety of life situations. He has a strong foundation of faith, a wealth of experience, a commitment to preach and teach the gospel, a willingness to work with folks in a church in a ministry together, an inquiring and seeking spirit that is open to where God is leading, a love of all people and an ongoing desire to be the best Pastor God is calling him to be.