Our Church Team
NOW HIRING, Music Director
Rev Martin (Marty) Carney, Doctor of Ministry
Pastor Marty grew up in the Midwest and experienced a call to church leadership in college. He comes to Lake Geneva with a wealth of ministry experience across youth, education and pastoral leadership.
He first developed his skills for pastoral ministry within the context of the American Baptist Churches USA and served as a settled pastor at Falls Community Church in Sheboygan Falls, WI in 2000.
He pursued his Doctor of Ministry degree at the Seabury+Bexley Episcopal Seminary in Chicago. During his time there, his faith and leadership grew in significant ways. In 2014, he began the process to be recognized as a pastor within the United Church of Christ.
In 2016, Pastor Marty accepted a call to serve as Interim Pastor at Congregational United Church of Christ in Neenah | Menasha, Wisconsin.
He joined UCC Lake Geneva in April 2018 and it's been a great journey since.
When he's not 'sheparding his flock,' Pastor Marty is a passionate artist interested in exploring the creative side of life.
Penny Erickson, Office Manager
Penny is a lifetime resident of Lake Geneva as well as a lifetime member of First Congregational UCC. She has been the office manager and treasurer for over 29 years. She is also the bookkeeper for United Child Care Center and the Lake Geneva Area Emergency Food Pantry part of the ministry to the community found at our church. Penny has been married to her husband Paul for over 40 years and have two adult children.