We are thrilled to share that Domenik Ackermann has accepted the position of Director of Christian Education starting September 14! Domenik is a charismatic, creative leader who knows how to develop and enthusiastically lead children’s programming, even as Covid changed the church connections.
Domenik will be providing faith formation leadership for our educational ministry, shaping and leading our children and youth programs and implementing adult programs. He has a theological graduate degree, and is currently working on his PhD in comparative theology at Boston College. He personally has focused on understanding a wide variety of religious traditions and how we can engage with them including Christian-Jewish relationships and prayer as practice. In addition, Domenik is in the ordination process in the UCC.
Through our search process, his creativeness shined through. For the past year he has been the director of family ministries at Acton Congregational Church. There he hosted an online story hour this past Covid-summer where he read Harry Potter. He also created a vacation bible school with a care package sent to each child weekly that formed the basis for their group online gathering. He cares about engaging children and creating connections.
We enthusiastically welcome Domenik to West Parish Church and look forward to his active participation in our community! We will keep you posted on a chance for you to meet Domenik.
Christian Education Director Search Committee Members
Jason, Kate, Lisa, Yvonne and Katrina