Photo by Eric Anderson
by Eric Anderson
HARTFORD (10/31/2012) -- Sioux Wilusz has twenty years of experience working in corporate America, where the abilities to learn quickly and take initiative are immensely valuable. In just the first two weeks of her service as Registrar of the Connecticut Conference, and as administrative assistant for clergy concerns, she has had those skills repeatedly tested.
Her first day, Monday, October 15, came just five days before the Connecticut Conference's fall meeting, its largest single gathering of the year. Just nine days later, she found herself needing to adapt to changing circumstances as Hurricane Sandy forced cancellations and rescheduling. To all of the challenges she has brought a cheerful smile, quiet confidence, and determination to serve well.
"Her desire to surround herself with passionate people, working together to contribute towards the mission and values of the United Church of Christ, brought her to the Conference," said Interim Conference Minister the Rev. Charles L. Wildman in announcing her appointment to the post. A member of First Church in Windsor UCC, she and her husband Tom live in Barkhamsted.
As Registrar, Sioux Wilusz maintains the Conference's official roster of authorized ministers and local churches, supports the distribution of materials for churches and ministers engaged in the search process, and works with Association Registrars. She provides logistical support for clergy educational events sponsored by the Conference, including boundary training, General Association, and, of course, the Annual Meeting.
"She brings a wealth of experiences that will help her quickly adapt to the needs of the Conference in her particular role," declared Wildman in that original announcement. And so she has.
The Rev. Eric S. Anderson is Minister of Communications and Technology for the Connecticut Conference UCC.