Leadership @ UCCEG

"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." - John 15:5

Our Staff

Rev. Angelee Benner-Smith

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Our Pastor, The Rev. Angelee Benner-Smith, has served UCC East Goshen since 1993.  Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned her MDiv at Lancaster Theological Seminary and served in Connecticut and Bucks County prior to her call to UCCEG. Rev. Benner-Smith is the fourth pastor to serve here. During her ministry, our building took the shape that you see on the home page and below. We added an airy, open sanctuary in 2000 and more classrooms and meeting space a few years ago.


Jen Troutman, Office Administrator

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The day-to -day  responsibilites of the office are  managed by Jennifer Troutman.  Jen has worked for various non-profits and colleges over the years and currently serves as Digital & Social Media Manager at Reformation Church in Media, PA, where she is also an active member.

Now Hiring, Director of Music Ministry

We are now hiring for the position of Director of Music Ministry. Please click the button below to read the full job description and learn how to apply.


'Maxwell Staley, Leader of Roots & Roofs

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Leading our UCCEG Saturday Roots and Roofs service, Max brings diverse perspectives and creative insights to Christian themes. Maxwell is currently working toward his MDiv at Lancaster Theological Seminary with the hopes of making beloved community accessible to all.  Learn more about Roots & Roofs here.

Church Council

United Church of Christ East Goshen is overseen by a volunteer Church Council elected each year by the members of the church.
Church Council meets the third Monday of each month.


2021 UCCEG Church Council


Todd Speece - President


Lucy Barber - Vice President


Beth Keates - Secretary


Beth Sayler - Treasurer


Assistant Treasurer - open


Don Rising - Financial Secretary


Steve Bailey - Building & Grounds


Carol Swingle - Christian Education


Bonnie Jackson - Congregational Life


Pam Onyx - Mission & Outreach


Ann Boohar/Bunny Watts - Worship & Music


Al Benner-Smith - Church Growth