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Indiana-Kentucky Conference

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Rebecca Braganza
Rebecca Braganza

Conference Administrator

Rebecca Braganzaclose

Rebecca serves as the Conference Administrator for the Indiana-Kentucky Conference. Her primary responsibility is the support of the churches and clergy in the Conference. She is the hub of the operation who resources the churches and the staff. Her expertise also includes management and analysis of the business activities of the Conference to facilitate financial decision making and planning. Her experience and knowledge make her an asset to our churches and authorized ministers in matters of contract negotiations, payroll, policies and procedures, not-for-profit filings and tax questions, budgeting, etc. Rebecca also possesses a depth of knowledge on the many benefit, investment and insurance plans provided by the UCC.

Rebecca earned her Master of Business Administration at the University of Indianapolis.

When she is not at the office, Rebecca feeds her spirit by attending and volunteering at her church. She is a wife and mother, who expresses her creativity through cooking and crafting.

Rev. Dennis Frische-Mouri
Rev. Dennis Frische-Mouri

Transitional Associate Conference Minister

Rev. Dennis Frische-Mouriclose

As a transitional associate conference minister, Dennis serves as the primary contact person for churches and authorized ministers of the Southeast and Western Associations. He will assist churches with issues related to search and call, conflict resolution, general support and assistance.

Dennis has been ordained in the United Church of Christ for 40 years, serving churches in Illinois and Indiana. He has a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and a Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. He, most recently, has served on the IKC Board of Directors and the Committee on Ministry of the Southeast Association. He is a trained intentional interim minister and currently serves as co-interim minister with his spouse, Rev. Linda Frische-Mouri at St. John’s UCC in Batesville, Ind. Both he and Linda hold ministerial partnership standing with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Dennis and Linda have two grown children, son Paul who lives and works in Indianapolis and Sarah who is the pastor of Zion (Troy Ave.) UCC in Indianapolis.

Rev. Chad R. Abbott
Rev. Chad R. Abbott

Conference Minister

Rev. Chad R. Abbottclose

Rev. Chad Abbott is a Conference Minister in the United Church of Christ in Indiana and Kentucky. Having served congregations in both the United Methodist and United Church of Christ traditions, he is a pastor at heart. Chad is the author of a couple of books, his latest of which is Sacred Habits: The Rise of the Creative Clergy. He is passionate about local churches, pastors, and spirituality. He is a trained labyrinth facilitator, spiritual director, and storyteller. Chad and his wife, Shannon, live in Indianapolis with their two kids, Isabel and Solomon, and dog, Zoe. Not only a pastor, husband, and father, Chad is a runner, musician, first degree black belt in karate, converse shoe collector, lover of laughter and nature, and all around spiritual pilgrim.

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