Join us, Ash Wednesday, for one of our services:

8:00 a.m. - McCune Chapel


The Women of Peoples Church are happy to welcome back Rev. Case Van Kempen on February 18 for a special program! Rev. Van Kempen will lead a


Come one, Come all on February 23, 2020 for our family fun event - TPC CARNIVAL! 

Following the 10:30 a.m. worship service, join us downstairs in the Snider Social Hall for lots of


The Empty Bowls Chili Cook-Off is happening on February 9, 2020! Join us following the 10:30 a.m. worship service in the Snider Social Hall for



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A native of South Dakota, Dr. Monroe holds degrees from the University of Minnesota, Yale Divinity School, and Chicago Theological Seminary. She has served on the board of the Louisville Institute, and the Deaconess Foundation, and she currently serves as the chair of the Discernment of Call for The Living Water Association (Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ). She is a member of the American Academy of Religion and has taught courses in preaching, pastoral leadership, contemporary culture and theology, and grant writing for non-profit organizations. An accomplished writer, she is the author of Not So Desperate: Fantasy, Fact and Faith on Wisteria Lane (Chalice Press, 2006) and co-author of Living Christianity: A Pastoral Theology for Today (Fortress, 2009).

Before coming to The Peoples Church, Dr. Monroe  served at Plymouth Church UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Before that, she was the pastor of First Congregational Church UCC (Moorhead, MN) and Trinitarian Congregational Church (Concord, MA). Shawnthea is married to Neil Mueller, who teaches trumpet at Central Michigan University, and they have three adult children. Besides her family and ministry, Shawnthea enjoys gardening, canning, and Zumba classes.


It is my honor and privilege to serve as Associate Pastor here at The Peoples Church. I am excited about leading our Christian Education efforts - from littlest ones to the most senior and everyone in between. During my time as a pastor, I have found it most rewarding to help others learn about and apply the Bible to their own lives. My hope and dream is that we can continue to nurture an environment where faith, spirituality and the Bible can be discussed with openness and honesty.