Rev. Dr. Marvin L. Morgan, Interim Pastor
Dr. Marvin L. Morgan, a Certified Intentional Interim Minister (IIM), a Professional Transition Specialist and Church Consultant, has served as a United Church of Christ pastor and interim pastor for more than 50 years, in NC, NY, GA, TN, IL and VA. During this same period, he also served as Director of Chaplaincy Services, Atlanta Police Dept.; Associate Chaplain, Fulton County Government; Adjunct Faculty and Administrator, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA and as a Community Organizer with the UFCW’s Justice@Smithfield Campaign, Tar Hill, NC. He began interim services with the Sojourners congregation on May 1, 2020.
He has served in several Association, Conference and National UCC positions, including two years as National Moderator for the UCC’s 27th General Synod.
Marvin is married to Mae T. Morgan, MD. They are the proud parents of 4 adult children and have 6 grandchildren.
In the early days of Sojourners (long before that name was adopted) members and friends took turns providing the music, scripture readings, prayers and activities for the children. This precedent lead to an ongoing tradition of active participation on the part of the congregation in the development and leadership of our common worship life. There are no strictly rhetorical questions from the pulpit at Sojourners because many members of the congregation are very comfortable answering them out loud (it’s encouraged!). So, “leadership” comes from all levels of the Sojourners community. But here are the more-or-less official ones:
Beverly Warren, Co-moderator
Steve Brinkley, Co-moderator
Kathy Doby, Director of Faith Formation
Kathy has called Charlottesville home since 1998 and has over thirty years experience working with children and youth in educational and ministry settings, including owning and directing her own preschool. She began at Sojourners May 1, 2018.
Lance Allen, Church Administrator
Lance is a local Charlottesville native and has over 10 years experience working with businesses and non-profits managing day-to-day administrative work, including owning and running his own real estate business. He began at Sojourners January 2, 2019.