PASTOR ALYSSA ANTEN
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.
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!
Finance and Administration
I have lived in the Lowell area since 1995. My husband and I have three grown daughters. Ellen, who lives in Chapel Hill, NC with her husband Aziz, Kirsten and Katy, who both live a mile down the road from us. I have worked at Vergennes Township since 2002 and am currently the Treasurer. I am on the Board for Lowell’s Open Table and have been a kitchen manager almost from the start. I also raise pups for PAWS with a Cause occasionally.