A ministerial call agreement has been signed by Rev. Dr. Nancy H. Soukup to be the next minister at the First Congregational Church in Bristol, RI. Rev. Soukup will begin her ministry for the congregation on November 1, 2023 and will serve as a Designated Term Minister with a term length of one to four years.
Rev. Soukup was ordained in the United Church of Christ in November 2009 and is currently completing her call as the Interim Minister at the Amicable Congregational Church in Tiverton, RI. Previously she served as University Multifaith Chaplain and Director of the Office of Spiritual Life at Roger Williams University and the SNEUCC Conference Vice President for Justice & Witness. She has also served in pastoral and academic positions at both Brown University and Harvard University. She availed herself of the graduate level academic opportunities at the institutions by completing coursework in church history, international relations, human rights, and counseling. Rev. Soukup began her vocational journey by graduating from the University of Delaware and then attending the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA where she earned a Masters in Divinity. Ultimately, she earned a Certificate of Study from Andover Newton Theological School in the Doctor of Ministry program and then a Doctor of Ministry from the Hartford International University for Religion and Peace.
The parishioners of First Congregational Church in Bristol feel blessed to have Rev. Dr. Soukup as their new pastor.