The Reverend Heather Morrison-Yaden is the Interim Pastor of UPC Flanders. Pastor Heather has served as a minister for over 30 years, working as an intentional interim pastor for 20 years. She began this transitional work as certain strengths in her ministry style are well suited to interim work: she enjoys meeting new people, sees ministry as relational and values the healing work of interim ministry.
Pastor Heather enjoys helping churches discover who they are during the interim period and sees the value and challenge in asking the hard questions of “what does it mean to be together as the church community?” Pastor Heather’s experience will allow her to guide UPC Flanders through this pastoral transition, help the church articulate what the community values through the discernment process, and seek and call a new pastor for the future ministry of this congregation.
Pastor Heather grew up in NJ, and has pastored in NJ and NY churches. She met and married her husband Bill, whose careers have been in both Christian camping ministry and the U.S. Coast Guard. They live over the border in PA, and have two grown children.