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Leadership Team

Barbara Snell,  Moderator

Barb SnellBarbara grew up in Kansas City, where her family attended the First Congregational Church after several years of membership in a Baptist church.  She has been a member of MCC since 1992, and has enjoyed volunteering as a Sunday School teacher and shepherd as well as serving on various boards.

She attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon for two years and then worked as a Russian bilingual teacher’s aide in Woodburn, Oregon with a religious sect known as the Old Believers. She subsequently transferred to Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and majored in cultural anthropology. She also received a Master’s degree in elementary teaching from Colorado College and a Master’s degree in educational psychology from UW-Madison.

She currently works as a 5th grade teacher at Northside Elementary School in Middleton, having previously taught on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in Cherry Creek, South Dakota and an Ellsworth Air Force Base school in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Barbara’s husband of 26 years, John, is a registered nurse who is in private practice. Their son Nathaniel, 25, is working on a PhD. in neuroscience at Brown University, and their son Alexander, 19, is a sophomore at Ripon College.


Ralph Jackson, Moderator Elect 

Steve Wilson,  Financial Secretary 

Tom Kurtz,  Treasurer

Tom KurtzAfter growing up in a small Missouri town, graduating from the University of Missouri during the Dan Devine era, and spending four years in graduate school, Tom joined the UW faculty in 1967.  (Carolyn and he thought they could stand the cold for a couple of years and then move someplace warmer.)  He retired as professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Departments in 2008.  Tom has two children (daughter, Marci, and son-in-law, Chris Paulsen are Middleton Community UCC members) and six grandchildren (including the four Paulsen boys frequently seen around the church).  He has been a member of the Church since 2010, sings in the choir, and drinks coffee (both informally after church and formally with the Wednesday Coffee and Conversation group and the Saturday Men’s Group).  In addition to playing with grandchildren, Tom’s hobbies include doing math and traveling enough to maintain his elite frequent flyer status.


Joan Richner,  Clerk

Clerk314 005Joan grew up in the Chicago area and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1973. She and her husband, Bill, settled in Middleton, where she taught in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. She has served on several church boards and committees, and has also taught Sunday School since joining Middleton Community Church in 1979. She and Bill have two adult sons who were confirmed at MCC. Now retired, she has more time to travel, enjoy the great outdoors, knit and volunteer.


Weekly Schedule

Sunday Worship 9:30am

Is Church Canceled?

Sunday School 9:45am

Sunday Coffee & Cookies Fellowship 10:30am

Church Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-Noon


Check our calendar or our newsletter .

See our 2016 Annual Report

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856