The Interim Minister search process has come to a conclusion with the hiring of Michael Anthony Howard. Michael will commence his ministry in Brookside effective December 1, 2016, and will be joined by his wife Zion and daughter Joey. Michael is a passionate and intellectually engaged pastor, teacher and community organizer with over 12 years of experience, committed to promoting peace and justice in local communities. Following years of thoughtful discernment, Michael will be joining the United Church of Christ and leaving the United Methodist Church. This is a bold move by Michael and representative of his core values and belief system. This is a real celebration which we are all a part of! Please plan to attend church service on December 4 when we will welcome Michael and his family to Brookside Church.