The Tri-Conference Ministries is proud to announce that Rev. Darrell Goodwin will join the team as our new Associate Conference Minister!
Rev. Goodwin will serve the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences starting on March 1. He looks forward to offering care and support to the pastors and churches in the Nebraska Conference as well as supporting the work of Search & Call across the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences.
Rev. Goodwin brings to this role over 20 years of experience in pastoral ministry and higher education. He has served as Pastor and Founder of Liberation United Church of Christ in Seattle (2007-present) and Everett United Church of Christ (2017-present). From 2006-2016, he served in several positions at Seattle University, including Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs and Dean of Students. Prior to joining Seattle University, he was Assistant Director of Student Life for Judicial Affairs at Creighton University in Omaha. He also serves our wider church as a member of the UCC Board of Directors, and the Global Ministries Board. In addition he works with the Pension Boards to assist Authorized Ministers in the UCC with financial vitality.
Rev. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Theology from Boston College; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont; a Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University; and is currently a doctoral candidate in San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry Program.
“We are thrilled to welcome Rev. Goodwin and the passion he has for innovation in the church,” said Brigit Stevens, executive conference minister. “We know he will serve us well.”
When Rev. Goodwin is not working, he is an avid dinner party host and has a passion for travelling. Most recently he took his 82-year-old grandmother who lives with him on her first international trip to China.
Rev. Goodwin’s pronouns are he/him/his.