REV. RUSTIN COMER is our Minister of Faith Formation. Rustin embodies broad theological perspectives as the son of a Baptist minister, who has spent time as a pastor in Baptist churches, an ELCA church and a Community or non-denominational church. He holds 4 different degrees from 3 very diverse schools. He has a BA from Oklahoma Baptist University in Religion and Theater, and two Master’s degrees in Moral and Sacred Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is currently finishing his dissertation for his PhD in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University.
REV. DANIELLE JONES is our Minister of Congregational Life. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in California, and an undergraduate degree in Sociology andPsychology from Iowa State University. She is a passionate church leader who thrives on developing caring relationships, building innovative congregational programs, and empowering lay leaders to engage in ministry. She is known as a magnetic, collaborative innovator who loves the church.
REV. KRISTEN ROUNER JEIDE is our Minister of Spiritual Life. She loves engaging people as companions on their spiritual journey particularly through a deepening life of prayer and reflection, sharing in small groups, and retreats. She is a trained spiritual Director and has a passion for coming alongside sisters and brothers from diverse faiths. She currently is a part of a tri-faith women’s group and an active participant with our interfaith outreach partners.
DR. RONALD TROXEL is Professor Emeritus from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where for twenty-six years he taught Hebrew Bible, Early Jewish Literature, and Early Christian Literature, as well as Biblical Hebrew and other ancient languages. He is the author of several books, including Prophetic Literature: From Oracles to Books (2012) and Joel: Scope, Genre(s), and Meaning (2015). As a retirement project he is writing a two-volume commentary on the Hebrew text of Isaiah 1-39. He and his wife, Jacki, became residents of Plymouth and members of WCC in the spring of 2016.