REV. ELIZABETh vincent
Interim Minister of Pastoral care
Rev. Elizabeth Vincent joins the staff of First Congregational United Church of Christ this summer as the Interim Minister of Pastoral Care. She steps into this role during the time that Pastor Jacque is absent for her long-planned sabbatical.
Pastor Elizabeth is ordained by the United Church of Christ. She has served as a pastor in Rhode Island and Western Colorado churches and as a chaplain in residential psychiatric facilities, hospice programs, and assisted living homes. Ministry is her chosen profession following a 30+ year career as a professional engineer and project manager. In choosing ministry, Pastor Elizabeth is answering a calling first felt as a teenager. A lifetime student, Pastor Elizabeth earned her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School, a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah, a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of South Florida, and an A.A. in Music from Manatee Junior College. She has completed graduate studies in architecture, structural engineering, and environmental law.
After living in eight other states and four other countries, Pastor Elizabeth moved to Colorado Springs in 2011. She joined FCUCC in 2016 and serves as a Stephen Minister and began a new role as coordinator for the Visitation Team last September. Close to her heart are her three cherished children, their wonderful spouses, and eight, of course, amazing grandchildren. In any available personal time, she treasures the opportunity to travel, hike, camp, paint, read, watch movies, and write. In spurts of unmanageable energy, she rearranges furniture and works on home design projects. Boredom is rarely, if ever, a concern.