Rev Dr Dan J Smith
Dan was born in Connersville, Indiana, just a short distance from St. Bernard. He views being at Immanuel as a welcomed homecoming. He graduated from Indiana University with two undergraduate degrees. Dan still loves Indiana University sports and loves to go to games, especially basketball. As for his theological education, Dan received his Master’s of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio, located in Delaware Ohio. Dr. Dan also completed his Doctorate degree from Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. His dissertation was centered on Racial Reconciliation, it was entitled, “A Tale of Two Cities Divided, In Search of Radical Reconciliation.” Dan has a progressive view on theology and offers grace and acceptance to all people.
Dan’s family is the heart of his life. His wife Debbie is an Occupational Therapist. She enjoys home decorating, the arts and just being with friends and family. They have four children: Kyle, Logan, Micah and Rebekah.
Dan’s other hobbies include, music, reading, genealogy and riding & working on his motorcycle.
John T. Webb
John T. Webb joined the staff of Immanuel United Church of Christ during the summer of 2017. John is no stranger to the United Church of Christ but has also worked in a variety of denominations. He brings over 20 years of church music to the congregation. John holds a MBA and earned undergraduate degrees in Music and Business Administration from Berea College. In 1997, he earned the service play certificate with them American Guild of Organists (AGO). Additionally, he is a Vice President of the Moravian Music Foundation board of trustees and serves as the Coordinator of Professional Development for the AGO Great Lakes REgion which covers five states. In his "other career," John is the Director of Retirement Plan Solutions for Ameritas.
ALL Are Welcome
Max was born in Cincinnati, where he grew up in both Northside and New Burlington while attending First UCC on Hoffner St. in Northside. A few years after graduation he entered the world of banking in Cincinnati, New York City & San Francisco where he lived for 28 years. He left banking in 2001 and embarked on a cross country road trip with his faithful yorkie named Max for 4+ months. Upon returning to San Francisco he became an award winning Taxicab driver & Tour guide to the entire Bay Area including Wine Country.
In May 2012 he left San Francisco to join the Monastery of New Skete in upstate New York. During a brief visit in Cincinnati, he attended service at the First UCC, now located in College Hill. He was so welcomed & loved by members who knew him from long ago and new members that he now lives less that 2 blocks away. He is active in many church activities including Co-Chef of Fishes & Loaves feeding program and Vice President of the church board.
Max landed his dream job of becoming an Administrative assistant with Immanuel UCC and is looking forward to many years of service here.
Although he is still single he has a family of over 100.
Max's hobbies include, computing, singing, cooking and soon to resume bike riding.