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  • Rev. Henry Pascual

    REV. HENRY PASCUAL

    Rev. Henry Pascual has been a pastor since 1990. Raised in the United Church of Christ in the Philippines, Henry felt called to ordained ministry after high school, inspired by his pastor and love for the church. First, however, he went to a Baptist seminary for theological education. He has pastored Baptist churches both in the Philippines and in the United States. As his theology changed, Henry left the Baptist denomination and sought authorized ministry in the United Church of Christ, where he found an extravagant welcome and a safe place to practice ministry. He came to the First Congregational United Church of Christ from a UCC church in Massachusetts. He and his wife, Des, were classmates in seminary. Together, they raised three daughters and a son. For him, a good sabbath would include walking, country driving, reading, movies, and cooking his favorite Filipino food.

    pastor@corningucc.org

  • BRENDA PASSMORE, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Brenda Passmore has been our hard-working Administrative Assistant since April 2013.  Previously she worked as the Administrative Assistant at Emanuel Lutheran Church and as a Teaching Assistant for the Corning Painted Post School District.  When she’s not hard at work preparing church bulletins and newsletters, she enjoys biking, hiking, camping, reading, and a good yard sale!

    office@corningucc.org

  • ELEANOR PERRY, ORGANIST

    Eleanor Perry grew up in Central Pennsylvania and earned two degrees in Music Education at Mansfield University. Much of her time is spent with her private piano students and with her greenhouse business as a grower and seller of flowers and vegetable plants from late winter through early summer. She still can make time for hobbies. She is an avid reader of all kinds of novels. She is an avid Yankees fan and watches games on TV. She has four children – all successful in their endeavors and ten grandchildren who she’d like to see more.

  • MIKE FLANAGAN, CHOIR DIRECTOR

    Michael is a Rochester native, having grown up in the town of Hilton.  He graduated from Ithaca College, where he studied with Janet Galvan, Lawrence Doebler, and Amanda Demaris.  During his time there, he was the assistant director of the Ithaca College Inter-generational Choir, as well as a section leader of the Ithaca College Chorus.  Michael also studied Music Education at Nazareth College, with a focus on Autism Spectrum disorders.  Michael currently teaches choral and general music at Campbell-Savona Elementary School.  

    choir@corningucc.org

  • LIANE WATSON, BELL CHOIR DIRECTOR

    Liane Watson grew up in Exton, PA and is a graduate of Mansfield University. She is a Music teacher in the Corning Painted Post school district. She loves the United Church of Christ beliefs and faith philosophies, the welcoming people in the church and of course the music program! Her hobbies include scrapbooking, traveling, and going to yard sales or flea markets. She and her husband, Ken, live in Painted Post with their son, Owen.