Ministers and Staff

Grace Congregational Church UCC
8 Court Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701
802-747-3288 (fax)

Note: You can select a minister or staff name to view their bio.

Weatherhogg final Sunday.jpegOn Sunday, September 8, Grace Church celebrated 15 years of dynamic ministry with John and Tracy Weatherhogg, as they dissolved their call to the church.  John and Tracy have chosen to move on to other opportunities while remaining in the community where they have raised their three children.

John and Tracy leave Grace Church with a rich legacy from their ministry. Together they led the church through many difficult times, many joyous times, and many celebrations of new babies, funerals, and weddings. Their legacy includes extensive outreach work in the Rutland community which will be continued by members of the church, including a monthly free dinner for the community, and work with the Farmacy Program, the Vermont Foodbank, Habitat for Humanity and 350VT, among others. They provided leadership on interfaith projects and programs. They also worked closely with other regional churches and organizations on issues of social justice and reform. A global impact was felt from their help shepherding the creation and operation of a children’s home and school in Kenya.

Grace Church will welcome an interim minister, and will launch a national search for a new minister as they embark on a new chapter in a long and rich history encompassing nearly 250 years.

Rev. Robert Boutwell
Healing Ministry
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Alastair Stout

Alastair Stout
Minister of Music
ext. 208


Diane Chartrand
Assistant Minister of Music
ext. 208


Kit Wallace

Kit Wallace
Church Administrator
ext. 204


Beth Wolven

Beth Wolven
Financial Secretary
ext. 202


Ken Willis
Maintenance and Sexton
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David J. Dean
Minister Emeritus

Alan D. Walker
Minister of Music Emeritus



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