Meet our dedicated staff

Rev. Kenneth H. Frey

Rev. Frey came to Union Congregational UCC in November of 2016.  A lifetime member of the United Church of Christ, Pastor Ken came to the pastorate, following a twenty year career in the business world.  As he said, "it was time for me to stop procrastinating, take up the cross, and answer God's call".  He went on to say, "this was the best decision I ever made.  Everyday I am driven to bring the all-inclusive love of Jesus to others".    Pastor Frey earned a BA degree in Business Management from Alvernia College in Reading, PA, and a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA.   He and his wife, Dawn, live in Leesburg, FL.

Favorite past-time sport

Rev. Frey

Installation gift

from the congregation

Rev. Frey & Dawn


              Church Administrator & treasurer                                                                                                      Music director

             Kate Howe

The friendly person you will encounter when you visit the church office is our administrator, Kate Howe.  Kate was church moderator prior to accepting the administrator position.  Currently, her duties include church treasurer, as well as administrator.  Kate can answer most any question you may want to ask. 

Pastor Ken, Kate, & Teda

Our experienced staff is instrumental in organizing and managing the work of our church. Pastor Ken can be contacted by phone or by contacting Kate Howe in the church office.  He is available on a flexible schedule to meet the needs of our elderly but growing congregation. 

The Church office is open from 9:00-2:00 on Wednesday.

Teda Smith

Our music director, Teda Smith, comes to us having worked in the music programs of several area churches.  She has also taught in the Lake County Schools. Her music talent is in piano, organ, choir and handbells, and creative worship.  She extends a warm welcome to all who wish to participate in the music program at Union Congregational United Church of Christ.