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ABOUT US

Vision Statement: 

We are a Christ-centered church responding with love to the needs of our community.

Mission Statement:

We accomplish our vision through:

Worship - Spiritual Formation

Service - Community Building

Wright Congregational United Church of Christ is a community in which ALL are welcome.  We declare ourselves to be open and affirming of all people regardless of age, ability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic circumstances or marital status.  Wright Congregational United Church of Christ invites ALL of God's Children into the full life and ministry of the church.

Meet our Staff

Settled Pastor: the Reverend Heather Miner

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Hello!  I am pleased you have landed on the website for Wright UCC.  I’m Pastor Heather and, for many, I am the thewrightpastor4U@gmail.com.

I arrived in Boise in October of 2022 after a nationwide search for a church where my best gifts for ministry matched the need.  I am a preacher, a pastor who likes to work with people side by side in ministry (rather than over), and a creative spirit who enjoys imagining ways for people to meet God and to serve in faith as they live into the Eternal One’s love. 

These days, I live with my beloved friend, Linda, with whom I can share prayer, service to God, and life.  Because of her, I’m more involved with LGBTQ+ people and causes than ever before.  It continues to be a joy to meet people who are open and unafraid to be who God has made them to be.

 

I value scripture highly.  The Bible is the sacred text of our faith, the stories within are sometimes unsavory, but that they are there is honest and real.  We have four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and each has their own way of seeing.  One of my lifelong endeavors is to be attentive to the different voices in scripture.  And, similarly, to listen carefully to all the voices in our community. 

My desire is to be a vehicle of God’s love and light and for you to find your story in God’s story.   The Christian Faith is a wide river and I draw from many sources, historical and contemporary, secular and sacred, science and art, to help you navigate the waters to find the best path for you.  As a Christian, my way is led by Jesus, who I’ve come to know as my Savior, Lord, and Friend. 

Things I enjoy are riding my bicycle to Wright UCC where much of the ride is on the greenbelt.  I am enthralled by the seasons, the river, and my King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, Micah, who was my Christmas gift in 2022.  As I settle more into Boise life, I look forward to exploring new things like places to camp, fishing, and spending time with my sewing machine again.  

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Office Manager Liz Vorbeck

I was born in Minnesota on the Iron Range.  I spent my youth years riding and showing American Quarter Horses, snow skiing and having fun on the farm.  In 1984 I moved to Boise to be with my family.  My husband, John and I were married in Wright Church in August, 2018 and consider our church friends family.  

When not at work I spend my free-time cooking, baking, sewing, gardening, reading and of course traveling.  We have 7 grandchildren and often can be found at a soccer match, a baseball game, a theater production or at gymnastics meets.  And I can't leave out my love of Dachshunds too.

I would love the chance to visit with you and share your thoughts, concerns and prayers for our continued community spirit and growing our precious and beloved church.  Cheers, LV

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