First Congregational United Church of Christ
Monday, May 22, 2017
Salem, Oregon

Clergy and Staff

Bunny OliverBunny Oliver, Pastor

Rev. C. Bunny Oliver was ordained in 1992 in Fresno, Ca after attending the Fresno Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley. She has served four churches in California and Oregon and is currently chair of the Central Pacific Conference Committee on Ministry. Bunny’s passions include her eight grown children, their partners and her twelve grandchildren, Argentine Tango, tennis, good books and great friends. 


Rev. Bunny Oliver


Marcia Hauff
Dr. Marcia Hauff

Marcia Hauff, Organist


Dr. Marcia Hauff holds a B.Mus. degree from Willamette University, and a Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance from Northwestern University, Chicago, where she studied with Wolfgang Rubsam and Richard Enright. Dr. Hauff taught piano, organ and harpsichord at Willamette University for 22 years, and served on the selection committee for the Cone Chapel organ. She has played recitals in California, Chicago, and Germany, as well as in the Salem area; including the dedicatory recital for the Mt. Angel Abbey choir organ. With Vivace Press, Dr. Hauff has published transcriptions for organ of Vivaldi's Lute Concerto and three organ concertos by Giuseppe Tartini.

Currently, in addition to the church, she is teaching organ and piano to monks and seminarians at Mt. Angel Abbey and has a studio of private students. 



Elizabeth Dohrer
Elizabeth Dohrer

Elizabeth Dohrer, Office Manager


Elizabeth Dohrer is a native Utahn who moved to Oregon for its beauty and political climate. She and her family were previously members of Congregational United Church of Christ in Ogden, Utah, where they enjoyed a strong sense of community with fellow believers working on social justice issues. Finding a similar UCC church in their new home is a gift. Elizabeth holds two degrees from Weber State University, one in accounting, and one in English. She has worked in banking and as an editor. She is married and has three daughters, two grandchildren, and a mutt named Jack.


Roger McInnis
Roger McInnis

Roger McInnis, Housekeeper

Roger moved to Salem when he was a sophomore in high school and graduated from McNary High School in 1972. He attended Chemeketa Community College for year, taking business classes. He worked for the State of Oregon for 20 years as a custodian and three years as a shipping clerk, and consequently brings great experience to our congregation. He is now semi-retired, enjoying life with his wonderful wife, Jeani, and pursuing his passions to serve people and enjoy college football. Roger is very pleased to be able to serve and be a part of this wonderful church.





Carol Seckel
Carol Seckel

Carol Seckel, Interim Music Director

Carol is a retired United Methodist Church pastor who has served congregations in Ohio, Oregon, and Alaska (both UMC and MCC congregations). She has also served as a missionary in Latvia and Germany. During her last assignment as the Coordinator for Migrant and International Ministries for the United Methodist Church in Germany, she earned a Doctorate of Ministry from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., with a focus on using hymnody to bring different cultures and languages together in worship. She has led church choirs in Alaska and plays piano and guitar passably. She also played bassoon and clarinet in her younger years. Carol and her husband, Kevin, relocated to Salem from Germany in 2014. They have three adult sons, six grandchildren, and a cat named Annabella. Her current position as Interim Music Director ends June 30, 2017.