Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ is a dynamic community of faith. You'll find a delightful mix of ages and perspectives engaged in a wide variety of ministries. No matter what your interest, you'll find a place to connect with others.
Meet Our Staff Team
Rev. Dr. Bob Gross, OCC
Senior Pastor Bob Gross is a Brooklyn, NY native, a US Navy veteran, and a Green Bay Packer fan.
He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, from the City University of New York, a Master of Divinity from New York Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. He has served local churches in New York and Ohio before settling in Wisconsin. Links to Pastor Bob's sermons can be found under Pastor's Blog on this site.
He lives in Waukesha with his wife, Mary, and their two children, Sarah, and Daniel.
Pastor Bob is excited about the church's ministry and all the possibilities before us as, together, we move into God's preferred future.
Mary Ann Proffitt
Christian Ed Director
Mary Ann is our Director of Christian Education. She loves working with the families of our church. She has developed a Sunday school that helps our children engage the Bible in age-appropriate ways that help them learn about God, each other, and themselves, all while having fun too!
Mary Ann is responsible for recruiting and training teachers and helpers as well as maintaining safe-church policies.
In addition to Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, Mary Ann team teaches Confirmation with Pastor Bob, directs the Youth Group, oversees the Trailblazers group, and the Common Grounds discussion group.
Mary Ann also coordinates Family Fun activities, including our Fall Festival, bowling and Miller Park outings, Crafter's Corners, movie nights and the Book Club.
Mary Ann lives in Waukesha with her husband, Greg, and their three daughters, Grace, Gabby, and Caitlin.
Brigette is our face of the church throughout the week. She manages all the tasks of the office from the calendar, phone, reporting and scheduling to the weekly bulletin, emails, powerpoints and monthly newsletter . . . as well as most everything in between.
If you have any questions about the church, programs, events, meetings, serving schedules, volunteering, weddings and more, she will do her best to answer them or direct you to the person who can.
Brigette lives in Waukesha, just a few blocks from the church. She is the single parent of three (although recently engaged to her fiance Mark, who is also a single father of 3). Her oldest daughter Madison (21) is a recent graduate from Carroll University, her daughter Kennedy (20) is just finishing up her Sophomore year at Maharishi International University (MIU) in Iowa & her son Carter (18) just completed his Freshman year at UW-Steven's Point where he was also the starting punter for the Pointers football team. Although she's no longer the mom-taxi, or an empty nester (due to Covid 19) they keep her busy, entertained & fulfilled in countless ways.
If you'd like to know more about us, we invite you to send us an email, give us a call or join us for worship on Sunday at 9 AM.