Our Staff



Pastor Alyssa Anten is a graduate of Western Theological Seminary and Michigan State University. Alyssa is a licensed social worker.  Alyssa and her husband CJ live in Grand Rapids. 


Christian Education Director​

Shannon Hanley began as a youth ministry volunteer at Lowell's First Congregational in 1994, and has been on staff since 2001. She is a Michigan Partner in Education through the United Church of Christ Michigan Conference and a member of the Association of United Church Educators.


Music Director​

Deborah Weiser joined Lowell's First Congregational in 2018 as our Music Director. A long-time music teacher in the Lowell/Ada area, Deborah brings years of experience and skill to church music. She works collaboratively with Pastor Alyssa to shape the direction of worship within the church!



I was raised in Lowell. My husband, Paul and I are raising our family here in Vergennes township.  I have 3 children:  Garrett 22 years old, a senior at GVSU, Graysen a senior at Lowell High School, and Paige a 6th grader at Lowell Middle School.  ( We also have a 2 year old Bernese Mountain dog named Moose.)  In my free time I attend many lectures at Aquinas College as a member of the Osher Lifelong Living Institute with my grandmother.  I am also a member of the Hauenstein Center at GVSU where I attend many of their lecture programs.








Lowell's First Congregational Church of Lowell, 865 Lincoln Lake SE, POB #234, Lowell, MI 49331, https://www.lowellucc.org, (616) 897-5906