Community Interest

St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Celebrates Ordination of Pastor


On Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019, members of clergy, the St. Paul’s U.C.C. Defiance congregation, family, and friends of Rev. Donald Frandsen gathered for a 3:00 p.m. worship service in which he was ordained as a minister of the Christian faith.  A luncheon followed in the fellowship hall.  Rev. Frandsen has served the St. Paul’s congregation since July of 2008.  With prayerful consideration, he sought ordination as his next path of pastoral care and leadership.  Members of the church council, as well as the St. Louis and Eastern Association’s Committees on Ministry of the Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ agreed he deemed the qualities and qualifications to be ordained. St. Paul’s U.C.C. Defiance extends an invitation to join them for worship services on Sundays at 9:00 a.m., located at 150 Defiance Rd., Defiance, MO 63341.


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Rev. Donald Frandsen with his family.