In November 2011, our congregation elected the Rev. Marj Johnston to serve as our pastor.  A native Washingtonian, Marj is coming to Dayton after 17 years in Spokane where she served in a variety of ministries.  A graduate of Western Washington University and Chicago Theological Seminary, Marj brings with her common sense and laughter along with a continued desire to learn how to love God with everything of who she is and to love our neighbors.

Along with serving part-time at First Congregational Church-UCC, Pastor Marj also serves on the conference Committee on Ministry and as a consultant for churches exploring what it means to be all-inclusive of those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered.  Here in Dayton, Marj serves on the Board for Project Timothy and participates in the Coalition for Youth & Families.  Pastor Marj and her partner Cindi live in Dayton and call it "home."  Marj can be reached by calling the church at 382-2471 or on her cell phone at 730-9969.

All other positions in the church are filled by volunteers:

Moderator - Mike Paris
Treasurer & Memorials Committee Chair - Jay Takemura
Clerk - Meredith Dedman
Chair of the Board of Trustees - Denise Hoon
Chair of the Diaconate - Meg Berg

Co-Chairs of Christian Ed - Kris Takemura and Susie Payne
Chair of the Reception and Service Committee - Kathy Berg

Chair of the Farm Account - John Laib

Pastor Emeritus - Rev. Bill Graham