Meet the Pastor

Hello! I’m Pastor Emily Munger, and I’m thrilled to be serving this UCC congregation. My husband AJ and I, along with our son Briggs and daughter Blaire, are excited to be building God’s beloved community right here in Pierre, SD.

Here’s a bit about my background:

  • Originally from Arlington, SD, and raised on a small farm.
  • Received my BA in Christian Education and Youth Ministry from Northwestern College, IA.
  • Volunteered for two years with Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, SD.
  • Received my Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ.
  • Received my Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work, NJ.
  • Ordained into the Christian ministry within the United Church of Christ on Sept. 7, 2014, while serving Columbia Congregational UCC, SD.
  • Accepted a call to serve here in Pierre as of August 1, 2017.

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good morning may GOD bless all of us

Good morning! God’s blessings and peace to you all.

PRAYERS for your family at this time

Pray for my family 🙏💗🙏

Good morning! God is so good!

Welcome to Advent!!

God teaches even those not in school! He certainly is not finished with us! Today I had to stop and look up the word Prothetic. ♡

Peace of Christ to all!

peace TO ALL


Peace of Christ from the Bethke's!

Hi Emily pray for my family and I

🙏🙏s for your family, Emily.

Aya says Hi Briggs and Blaire!

Peace of Christ to all of us

Thank you SO much to every single person and every single dollar you’ve contributed to make our Season of Giving substantial and joyful!!! ❤️❤️❤️

Good morning from all five Mohrs! Peace of Christ.

Peace of Christ to all!

Watching from home and working on our advent wreath project! Good morning, all!


Peace of Christ to all.

Peace of Christ to all.

Beautiful per usual Jack and Pastor Emily


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