Kingsbury Community UCC

65 East 100 North                                                  Vernal, Utah 84078

                     435 789-3749



The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the United States, the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where

"…they may all be one" (John 17:21).


Since 1957, the United Church of Christ has been the church of firsts, weaving God’s message of hope and extravagant welcome with action for justice and peace. Together, we live out our faith in ways that affect change in our communities.  The UCC's many "firsts" mean that we have inherited a tradition of acting upon the demands of our faith.  When we read in Galatians: "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus"—a demand is made upon us. And so we were the first historically white denomination to ordain an African-American, the first to ordain a woman, the first to ordain an openly gay man, and the first Christian church to affirm the right of same-gender couples to marry. We were in the forefront of the anti-slavery movement and the Civil Rights movement.  Our response to the demands of our faith is woven into the history of our country.


Today, we continue to change lives throughout the world. We work alongside more than 200 mission partners. We labor ceaselessly to fight injustice, in the United States and abroad. We offer our vision to our youth and young adults, forging leaders who will imagine new dreams. And we sustain and develop church leaders and pastors, and encourage our local churches to live their faith in exciting new ways.  We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are and a church where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.  We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world.


Our purpose is to develop as disciples of Christ and to celebrate the sacraments.



Our vision is to provide a spiritual home for every individual and every family. 



*   Everyone has a right to a relationship with God.

*   Everyone is encouraged to support all of God's children.

*   Everyone is encouraged to think and speak as an individual.

*   Everyone agrees that when we disagree, on occasion, we will  continue to accept and respect each other as equals.




Heath - Lay Minister

Wendy - Council Clerk & Christian Education

Heath McDougal-Deans is our Licensed minister and a Licensed Social Worker/Drug Court Therapist at Northeastern Counseling Center. Heath obtained his Ministry Certification in 2017 to help fill a need within Kingsbury UCC. Heath’s main responsibility is Preaching/Teaching for our Sunday Services. Not only does Heath have a Master in Social Work/LCSW he is currently working on a second Master’s Degree in Divinity, at Chicago Theological Seminary. Heath struggled with addiction for almost 20 years and credits “Love Lifted Me” with pulling him from the depths. Heath ministry lies with the fact God’s sent his son, Jesus, to teach us how to love ourselves and others. Heath’s hope and prayer are that someday division will be healed, “That They May All Be One.” He is married to Josh and has 3 adult daughters and 2 young sons.

Wendy serves as Clerk and severs on the Diaconate Board for Kingsbury’s Council Board.  Wendy retired after 30 years teaching elementary education in the Uintah County School System. Kingsbury has been a part of Wendy entire life and she has seen many changes throughout the years.  Wendy has been married for 49 years and has 2 adults sons, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Marcie - Diversity Events

Marcie serves as our Moderator,  Treasury and Diversity Chair for Kingsbury’s Council Board which plans most of our “fun” church activities. Marcie also serves as Assistant Director of our Handbell Choir. Kingsbury has been a part of Marcie's entire life. witnessing many changes over the years. Marcie is a huge Utah Jazz fan and loves dogs and cats. CATS RULE!!!

Open and Affirming Statement

We acknowledge that throughout history, religion has often condemned and excluded diverse groups because of attributes like race, gender, ability, sexual orientation or social status.  Kingsbury UCC wishes to make clear that we do not support exclusion or discrimination on any such basis, nor do we wish to be understood to tolerate it through silence.

We, the congregation of Kingsbury UCC, declare ourselves to be open and affirming:  With God's grace we strive to be a church that includes all people.  It is our intention to be faithful to Christ's commandment, "... love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12).  We believe that all persons are children of God and we joyously acknowledge God's extravagant welcome to all of humankind.

This fellowship warmly receives all who desire to share the blessings of participation in the full life, membership and ministry of the church, regardless of race, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or socio-economic background.  We commit to work diligently toward the goal of being inclusive and accessible to all people.  We particularly desire to reach out with love and support to those who suffer intolerance and discrimination in the wider world.  It is our fervent hope that by offering empathy, compassion, acceptance and love to each person, we will live in the spirit of St. Paul's words, "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28).

"That they may all be one." 

John 17:21