Chuck Hetzler became the new Senior Pastor at Quincy’s oldest church, First Union Congregational Church, in 2013. Although Chuck is a native of Quincy, he comes to First Union from the east coast, where he was Ministry Director for New York City Christian Union and a Teaching Fellow at Princeton University. Chuck has taught New Testament and Greek at undergraduate and graduate levels, and has served in a variety of church ministry roles. He holds a Ph.D. and Th.M. in New Testament from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary. His home is filled with the love and energy of his wife, Karen, and four children, two of which came home in 2013 through adoption from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Chuck also contributes to dayandnight.org, a nationwide ministry that promotes seeking God for large-scale Christian revival.
Dan North is our Pastor for Youth and Children. He and his wife Amy, a physician with Blessing Physician Services, moved to Quincy three years ago. Dan earned his Masters of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with an emphasis on pastoral ministry, and in the years before he took his current post at First Union was extensively involved in both volunteer and professional capacities. The passion of his ministry is to prepare the Youth of First Union to take on the mantle of leadership in God’s Church; challenging and equipping them to become strong voices and positive actors in their world for the King Jesus Christ.
Bruce Rice is our Pastor for Spiritual Care. Bruce brightens everyone’s day! As an endless source of God’s joy and energy, Bruce is also Executive Director and Underwriter of WGCA Christian Radio Station. Bruce enjoys tennis, golf, delights in the closeness of his large family, and treasures spending time with his wife, Maxine. BR and “Mix-Max” have enjoyed ministering together since 1967. They are truly a great gift of God in our congregation.