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8:15 a.m. (Kingman Chapel) & 10 a.m. (Sanctuary)
The Rev. Ronald Evans
Ronald Evans is a native New Englander. With his wife of 50 years, Janet, a third generation social worker, he retired to Pilgrim Place in 2007. Professionally, Ron served with the International Y.M.C.A. in East Africa and Geneva, taught in New England prep schools and Yale, and served as Senior Minister of two United Church of Christ congregations, 10 years in Deerfield Massachusetts, 24 years in Darien, Connecticut, where was made Senior Minister Emeritus. Ron and Janet are lifelong members of the Society of Friends (Quakers). Ron has maintained dual ministerial standing since his ordination by the UCC in 1976. Along the way he has been a sports official, volunteer fire fighter, Fire Department Chaplain, steeplejack, storyteller, perpetual fund raiser, occasional fun raiser, and participant in more committees than he can count. He occasionally preaches and lectures in area churches and along with several members of CUCC, he sings in the Claremont Chorale. Janet is Past-Moderator of the Pilgrim Place Town Meeting, conducts courses on “How To Be a Smart A Patient,” and serves on the Committee for the Napier Initiative. Together they enjoy reading, music, walking, travel, film, theater, visiting and revisiting art museums, and good conversation.
We are excited to welcome Pastor Dale back to Claremont UCC! In Pastor Dale’s words, returning to Claremont UCC is “like coming home again.” She served as CUCC associate pastor from 1984-1987 before serving as Solo, then Senior Pastor at Saint Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Santa Barbara for twenty years. Now a resident at Pilgrim Place, Pastor Dale recently served at CUCC as our interlude pastor in 2008. She also served as the Pulpit Supply Preacher at Pasadena Presbyterian Church from 2009-11. Many in the local community know Pastor Dale as the writer/director of the Pilgrim Place Festival show since 2008. A noted author, Pastor Dale writes for many publications and has had her Adult Bible Studies (both for the UCC and Presbyterian Churches) translated into several languages. Her hobbies include reading, recorder playing and travel.