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Executive Pastor 


Reverend Alyssa Anten is a West Michigan native who lives in Comstock Park MI with her husband, CJ and precious Pit, Dakota. Alyssa has been working in Kent County with persons experiencing homelessness since 2016. She has her MDiv from Western Theological Seminary and her MSW from Michigan State University, and has been ordained in the United Church of Christ. In addition to working at Lowell UCC, Alyssa works at The Salvation Army in the Social Services Department. She is passionate about educating faith communities on matters of social justice and connecting our faith with Jesus' priority of ministry to the poor and powerless. In her free time, she is either walking Dakota, boating or playing golf!



Teaching Pastor 


Shannon's focus is on preaching, teaching, and connecting. Pastor Shannon earned her B.A. from Grand Valley State University and M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary.

Her work experience includes ecumenical and interfaith relations, racial and social justice, faith formation and teaching intercultural studies. She is married to Kevin and they have three adult children.



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. Shannon also works in insurance in downtown Grand Rapids. Shannon enjoys exploring and traveling with her son, Liam. In her free time, she is constantly working on her bucket list so she never fully completes all the adventures life has to offer.

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Music Director 


Deborah Weiser joined Lowell UCC 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. Deborah lives in Lowell with her husband David and her beloved cats! In her free time she loves reading, sight reading new music and triking and kayaking around Lowell! 


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Finances and Administration 


Janine has lived in the Lowell area since 1995. She and her husband have three grown daughters. They were blessed last year with their first grandchild.  Janine has worked at Vergennes Township since 2002, currently as the treasurer. She is on the board of directors for  Lowell's Open Table, and Lowell Area Recreation Authority.  In her spare time, she looks for new ways to spoil her granddaughter and is currently raising a pup named Rowland for Paws With A Cause.

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