First Congregational Church  of Rochester

      Open and Affirming local church of the

United Church of Christ

1315 N. Pine Street, Rochester, MI 48307

Phone 248-651-6225


 Join us for our in person Sunday service  and live on YouTube at 10 a.m. 

All on site meetings must be authorized and scheduled through the church office. 

Office hours Monday through Friday  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rev. Scott


Senior Minister

Pastor  Scott came to First Congregatinol Church in August of 2021.  He originates from the Illinois Conference of the UCC and has worked in the Ohio Conference since August 2016.  Scott grew up in the UCC and has served several UCC churches; primarily focusing on Youth, Outreach, and Worship.  He has a passion for serving on mission trips and helping transform the local community in which he serves.  Scott graduated from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL and Chicago Theological Seminary. He is also passionate about gardening and assisting people learn new skills; such as the basics of gardening and home maintenance. Scott and his wife, Kristen, enjoy exploring national and state parks, going camping and exploring new places of interests.  Scott and Kristen have a Golden-Doodle named Lily, who hopefully one day will serve as a comfort dog to children and adults in hospitals and nursing homes. 


Director of Music

Traci K Bartell has served as Director of Music Ministry and Sanctuary Choir director since August 2016. She has worked in the field of church music as organist, pianist, soloist, and choir director for 20 years. She has 25 years of experience in general and vocal music education. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University in 1989 and in July of 2021 completed her Master of Divinity degree from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Traci has a passion for creating beauty, making music, and fostering meaningful worship experiences that are vital and relevant for all God's children.


Office Manager

Kim Martin is the church office manager. She grew up in our church and now lives  in Romeo with her husband Tom. Kim has four grown children and one granddaughter.



Keith Hartley has been a member of First Congregational Church since 1984 and has been the full-time custodian at FCC since 1985. Keith and his wife Sherry have one daughter and 5 grandchildren. Keith coordinates much of the sound booth operation during worship, 


Director of Digital Ministry

A long time member of First Congregational Church, Ken is also a Vietnam veteran who has spent over 30 years as an Enterprise Architect consulting for Fortune 500 companies. Ken enjoys fishing, photography, music, and is the drummer in the CrossWords contemporary Christian band here at FCC.