Clergy and Staff

IMG_0138Rev. Kim Magwire, Part-Time Pastor

I am originally from Vermont and am a life-long UCCer. In my college and graduate days I was incredibly active in the denomination and our partner denomination, the Disciples of Christ.  I attended Disciples school, Hiram College, and later Vanderbilt University.  I was ordained by the Vermont conference and have served both Disciples and UCC churches.   My ministry is deeply impacted by process theology, meaningful interfaith relationships, mystical understandings and non-dualism.  I enjoy time in nature and on the water especially, animals of all kinds and spending time with people deeply committed to their spiritual life. I also like a good movie or a good book and can’t imagine a better day than one spent with my boys Joey and Clif and my husband Aaron!  We are all very happy to be in your midst!

Marisa Winegar, Choir Director

MarisaMarisa Winegar became the church’s choir director in 2004.  She lives in Carbondale with her husband Eric and her two children Summer and Leland.





Bryan Kelso Crow, Pianist

BryanBryan has been our regular piano player since 2004, having served as a substitute or guest musician ever since he started attending the church in 1987. He occasionally supplements the keyboard music with flute, pennywhistle, and even the accordion. Musical selections range from hymn tunes to classical works to Irish and American folk melodies, with original compositions thrown into the mix now and then. Bryan is an Associate Professor of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University, is host of the weekly Public Radio program Celtic Connections, and plays Irish music throughout the region with The Dorians.