HOUSE OF BISHOPS
Most Rev. Rose Tressel
Bishop Rose Tressel has single handedly provided stability and leadership of the UCC. She is tireless in her efforts to move the UCC into the Old Catholic Heritage Movement. Her work to provide a stable and authentic home for clergy to serve in the military and prisons as chaplains provides a tremendous platform for ministry in the UCC.
Bishop Rose is a retired hospice chaplain and church pastor in Connecticut. Bishop Tressel holds a STM from The General Theological Seminary in New York City, where her study interest centered on ecumenism and conciliar theology, a MDiv from the Trinity Theological Seminary-University of Liverpool, UK, and a MBA from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.
Bishop Rose has oversight of, Governance, Chaplains, Religious Orders, Social Justice, Website, Vocations, Church History, Clergy Development, Finance, Faith Communities, Correspondence, Pastoral Care.
Most Rev. Bob Mueller
Bob Mueller was ordained a priest in 1974 and served for 15 years in parish ministry in Louisville and Elizabethtown, KY. He currently pastors the Good Samaritan United Catholic Church, a house church at his home, and recently retired as a Senior Vice President of Development at Hosparus Health, a large non-profit hospice in southern Indiana and Kentucky. Bishop Mueller holds a BA in Philosophy, and an STM from St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, MD.
Most Rev. Hollis Dodge
Hollis Dodge was ordained as a priest in 1974 and was subsequently active in pastoral ministry for 18 years in the Virginia region. He incardinated into the United Catholic Church in 2004 and is currently pastoring St. Michael’s Church, a United Church of Christ congregation located in Bridgewater, Virginia. Bishop Dodge holds a BA in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College in Baltimore Maryland, a MDiv from St. Mary’s University in Baltimore, a MA in American History from James Madison University in Harrison, Virginia, and a MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Virginia Commonwealth University.
Most Rev. Terry Boyer
Terry Boyer has been active in pastoral ministry since retiring from the Air Force in 1991, first as a Roman Catholic Deacon and later incardinated into the United Catholic Church. He was ordained a priest in the Independent Catholic Movement in 1999 and elected bishop in 2007. He has served on the UCC House of Bishops since that time. He is the Abbott Founder for the Ecumenical Grey Robe Benedictine communities located in Oregon, California, Arizona, and Kenya. Bishop Boyer holds Master's Certificates in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Kino Institue and a MDiv from Concordia University.