Church Staff

Our talented staff invest their skills and experience to support our congregation’s ministries. Have a question or a need? These caring and compassionate folks are here to help.

Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe

Rev. Dr. Fred Grewe

Interim Minister

A recently Retired Board-Certified Chaplain, Fred is our Intentional Interim Pastor. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, and a Master’s Degree from the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.

 

Pastor Fred is lovingly supported by his wife Nancy and their two poodles, Shanti and Tootsie. Fred believes he is a mystery – even to himself. Although he jokingly describes himself simply as an aging, bald, white man, Fred believes God loves him (and everyone else) very much. He is convinced that the power of this belief has helped transform him from being a frightened, angry, little man into a more loving and considerate human being.

 

Contact Info:

Fred’s workdays are Wednesday through Sunday.
Phone: (541) 631-1084
Tege Phillips

Tege Phillips

Ministry Coordinator/Business Manager

Tege Phillips brings past work experience in banking and social service to her management of the church office. After moving to the Rogue Valley via Lakeview, Oregon, and many towns in Texas, she found a home in this warm and creative congregation. Tege shares life with her wonderful partner, Joe Fichter, and has two grown sons, Sean and Chris, and three grandchildren, Naomi, Kaura, and Canyon.

 

Contact Info:

Tege’s workdays are Tuesday through Friday.
Phone: (541) 482-1981 extension #1
Wendy Wysong Leighton

Wendy Wysong Leighton

Office Assistant

Pre-covid Wendy Wysong Leighton was our regular front door greeter, longtime volunteer for Parish Life, and vacation backup for Tege. Wendy is honored to bring her welcoming skills to the office as a part time assistant.

 

Contact Info:

Wendy’s workdays are Wednesday through Friday.
Phone: (541) 482-1981 extension #3
Karl Iverson

Karl Iverson

Music Director

Karl is a wonderfully talented musician with the right spirit and attitude to lead our congregation in worship.”  Karl is very experienced in local theater, conducting choirs and orchestras, and comes highly recommended by local musicians and directors. He is a graduate of SOU and served as our Music Director some years’ ago.

Don & Teri Wilson

Don & Teri Wilson

Sextons

Teri and Don have been a part of UCC Ashland since before 2007. Their career paths, and family parenting skills, converge as assets in their work here as Sextons since late 2018. They keep the facility sparkling with their organizational and handy skills. Married for forty-three years, they’ve raised five children, run an in-home childcare business and served as foster parents to more than seventy-five children. Don is retired from the US Navy.

Chiumei Shih

Chiumei Shih

Childcare Attendant

Chiumei has worked with our children and youth for more than two decades. She recently joined us in the nursery to care for the infants and toddlers (ages 0-4) that attend our Sunday services.

Phil Eschtruth Harrison

Phil Eschtruth Harrison

Visual Communications Coordinator

As the Visual Communications Coordinator, Phil runs our Zoom meetings, does audio and video editing, keeps our website and YouTube accounts up to date, and is a general resource for all things technical. Phil comes from a background in corporate communications and software training and is a longtime UCC member.