Rev. Vicki Burtson

Pastor | pastor@homercc.org

Rev. Vicki Burtson is an authorized minister with over 32 years of experience in varied settings of ministry. Baptized in the UCC, she grew up in the United Methodist Church, but eventually returned to the United Church of Christ.  Vicki is a graduate of Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA (Bachelor of Music Education) and Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ (Master of Divinity).

Vicki was a high school choral director for five years, and then a clergyperson in ministry settings that included local churches, camping and retreat ministries, Conference administrative ministry and campus ministry. Her call to serve the Homer Congregational UCC began in February of 2017 and she enjoys relating to people of all ages and in all stages of life. Her passions in ministry include creative and vibrant worship and enabling people in the congregation to use their gifts for ministry. Vicki is excited to serve this family of faith where thoughtful and compassionate people are committed to sharing resources and building bridges to welcome all people.

Vicki lives with her wife, Belinda, and together they enjoy music, theater, traveling and the birds & seasons of upstate New York.


Gary Harrington

Sexton

Gary Harrington takes care of church facilities, inside and out. If it has to be moved, cleaned, set up, re-arranged, spruced up, or otherwise maintained, Gary is the person to see.


Anne Wingard

Office Administrator |  office@homercc.org

Anne is the person you are most likely to speak to if you call or visit the church during normal business hours. She has a multitude of responsibilities and is a resource for just about any question on the church’s schedule, policies, and procedures.


Joe Ford

Director of Music

Joe Ford is our Director of Music. He directs our choir of 8-16 singers who provide inspiring music for our 10:30 a.m. worship each week from September to June. Joe also works with soloists and small ensembles to provide a wide range of special music. Joe is a talented instrumentalist in his own right, holding a master’s Degree in Music Performance, Saxophone, from Ithaca College. Joe also coordinates the other musical groups of the church, supporting and helping schedule the occasional children’s choir, children’s bell choir, and adult bell choir.