Join us Sunday, February 16 at 10:15 a.m. for Youth Sunday,
and Sunday, February 23 at 2:00 p.m. for the
Installation Service of the Reverend Samuel Buehrer.

                                   Welcome Rev. Samuel Buehrer newly called Lead Pastor at Bethel UCC! 
Sam will begin his ministry with us on September 15.

Rev. Samuel Buehrer (pronounced like “purer” with a B) has deep roots in the Midwest. Sam graduated from Archbold Ohio High School; received his B.S. from Heidelberg in Tiffin, Ohio; and his Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, Minnesota.


Sam has served three churches in the Ohio Conference of the United Church of Christ: Spencerville UCC in Spencerville (5 years); First UCC in Galion, Ohio (almost 20 years); Sylvania UCC in Sylvania (6 years). He is currently sabbatical pastor at St. Paul UCC in Wapakoneta, where a member of one of his confirmation classes in Galion serves.


He and his wife, Ellen, have two adult sons. They are a real Midwestern family. His parents still live in his hometown of Archbold. One son lives in Columbus, Ohio; the other in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ellen is a professional librarian. She is excited about the Evansville libraries and pursuing a position at one of them.  Sam enjoys camping, canoeing, back-packing, reading, and singing.