Lancaster Seminary Trustee and Alumna Rev. Dr. Monica Dawkins-Smith, '07/'16, was elected conference minister of the UCC Penn Central Conference on Aug. 20, 2016. Based in Harrisburg, the Penn Central Conference includes 196 congregations with about 37,000 members located in 20 counties in Central Pennsylvania from New York to Maryland.
The Conference Minister serves as chief administrative officer, pastor and spiritual leader for the Conference's community of congregations, and is the primary representative to the larger Church. The Conference works to strengthen and connect member congregations by providing support and resources.
Monica is pastor of Faith UCC, State College, Pa. Click to learn more about Monica.