Rev. Christina G. Kukuk was born near and raised in Ashland… Ohio. A convert to the United Church of Christ, since her ordination in 2005, she has served congregations in Ohio and Minnesota. Most recently, she ventured into “spiritual R&D” as the Gathering Pastor for a new faith community on the East Side of Cleveland. A newspaper and magazine journalist in her first (shorter) career, she edited Common Lot, the magazine for UCC women, in 2014, and continues some freelance writing and editing work. Her recent work has appeared in Belt Magazine, Bearings Online, and GEEZ magazine, and The Christian Century. She blogs occasionally at Rev. Christina Kukuk’s personal blog and tweets from Rev. Christina Kukuk’s twitter.
Christina gets her dry humor from a long line of German ancestors and her love of pie, unfortunately, from both sides. She enjoys green things, outdoor activities, and really nice fiber.
Christina is married to Adam, a musician, singer, and drum circle facilitator. Together they parent two children and struggle to enforce the family rule: “no singing at the table.”
Tege Phillips has been the church administrator position for five years, after a short stint on Church Council. Tege moved to the Rogue Valley 7 years ago from Lakeview, OR. She’s most happy at finding a home in this warm, creative, and busy congregation! Tege has two grown sons, Sean and Chris both who live in Medford.
Adam Kukuk is a musician, composer & workshop facilitator. From organ and piano to choirs and drum groups, Adam has meaningfully incorporated music ranging from Bach to Tracy Chapman in worship. Always striving to help congregations discover their resources and deepen their experience of God. Whether leading a cappella call-and-response refrains, Renaissance motets, children’s bells, homemade percussion orchestras, contemporary praise music, or rousing Evangelical organ hymns, he has one goal: to help people worship God.
Sabrina is from Taiwan and came to Ashland in 2001. She connects easily with children and loves doing childcare for the church.