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Terry Yasuko Okawa, Pastor

To Congregational Church of Pinehurst, UCC, Terry Yasuko Ogawa brings experience and passion for the ministry of the church as well as extensive experience building ecumenical relationships. Most recently, Terry served as the Associate Advancement Director of Pacific School of Religion where she focused on building relationships with alumni/ae, denominations, and congregations. Terry was previously the Chaplain and Community Liaison at The Institute for Human Services (IHS), the largest comprehensive homelessness services agency in Hawaiʻi, where she built the foundation for an interfaith chaplaincy program. As part of her work at IHS, Terry established the Hawaiʻi Faith-Based Summit on Homelessness and orchestrated, in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, an exhibition of photographs by clients to reflect their first year transitioning out of homelessness. The exhibit was held at Honolulu Hale (City Hall).

In her studies at Pacific School of Religion, Terry researched the legacy of missionary heritage of the UCC in Hawai‘i, its implication for the UCC’s relationship with Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) churches, and theologies of reconciliation. Terry’s experience extends to significant work in areas of economic, social, environmental, and gender justice work that has been international in scope.

Terry holds her Master of Divinity degree and a Certificate in Asian and Oceanic Culture and Faith Traditions from Pacific School of Religion and the Graduate Theological Union, a Master of Science in National Resources and the Environment from the University of Michigan, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the College of Charleston. She is an avid long-distance swimmer and is looking forward to exploring hole-in-the-wall restaurants around Moore County!

Pastor Terry Yasuko Ogawa
[email protected]
910-295-2243

Robert Cox
[email protected]
910.987.8243

Ramona Monroe
[email protected]
910.295.2243

Robert Wicker
[email protected]
336.970.0386

Pastor Terry’s Schedule
Office Hours
Tuesdays 1-6 and Thursdays 10-5.  Thursdays are a great day to drop in and see me! I am happy to make appointments to meet with you at other times, and if you like, we can meet over at Pinescones for “Coffee Hour” on Wednesday afternoons. Fridays I will be working from home on my sermon.
 
Sabbath Days
Sundays after church through Tuesday morning as Sabbath time, as well as Saturdays. I will continue to test whether this schedule works best for the flow of the business of the church, and may change these moving forward, but for now these are the days. During Sabbath days I will not be checking email or taking phone calls, but I will return emergency voice messages. 
 
Facebook
I created a professional facebook page where you may choose to friend me. I will not send a friend request first, as you may not want me to be privy to all of your goings-on, but do feel free to friend me at PastorTerry Yasuko Ogawa if you would like! This page will not be monitored on Sabbath Days.

Council Members 2017-2018

Ron Adams ([email protected]/910-571-1543) – Building and Grounds issues

Caryn Duchesneau ([email protected]/301-639-0374) – Garden Pre-School and SOC liaison

Don Harnum ([email protected]/603-381-6502) – Council Convener/Agenda items and Grounds issues

Kathy Leuck ([email protected]/317-201-6731) – Council Secretary
Marian Maroney ([email protected]/910-684-8133) – Communications
Bob Nilsen ([email protected]/860-857-3334) – Church Treasurer
Sam Walker ([email protected]/910-695-7267) – Church Teams liaison/Synod liaison Cheryl Williams ([email protected]/910-528-2240) – Communications/Annual calendar

ENDOWMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Tim Maroney ([email protected]/910-684-8133)

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Service Times & Directions

Sunday Worship

Sunday: 10:00 am

Children's Worship

Every other Sunday: 10:15am

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895 Linden Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
(910) 295-2243