About Our Staff
Wash Park began a discernment journey in 2019, considering what we as a community need and want in terms of staffing models and ministry priorities. We welcomed the Rev. Lee Berg as our Interim Minister, for 12-18 months, on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Pastor Lee joins a dedicated, creative and committed staff of Eric McEuen, Music Director/Worship Coordinator, and Eileen Abbattista, WPUCC Building Coordinator — who work closely with Wash Park’s lay ministry leadership teams.
Interim Minister: Rev. Lee Berg, PhD.
Lee Berg began his ministry career as a liberal Southern Baptist pastor in 1979, serving congregations in Texas and in Mississippi. He holds a BA in Sociology and Religion from Houston Baptist University, a Master of Divinity in Theology and Ethics from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a PhD in Religion/Ethics with minors in political science and sociology from Baylor University.
He left pastoral ministry in 1995 to work with the National Education Association in Washington, DC. His work with NEA brought him to Colorado and Boulder in 2001. His life-long passion for social justice found its theological home in the United Church of Christ.
Lee returned to pastoral ministry as an interim minister for UCC congregations in Parker, CO, Craig, CO and recently ended a 15 month interim at Community UCC. He brings to Washington Park UCC a wealth of experience gained in the variety of roles in which he has served.
Worship Coordinator: Eric McEuen
Eric has been a guitar player, singer and songwriter for more than 20 years. He received his BA in Music fromBrandeis University, during which time he discovered a love of choral singing.
More recently, Eric studied for three years at Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, CA), aspiring to ordination in the UCC. He was active as a musician in the PSR chapel, and he now provides music leadership in chapel services at Iliff School of Theology.
Building Coordinator: Eileen Abbattista
Eileen, a long-time member of WashPark UCC, has stepped into the interface role between the church and those who want to use the spaces we offer for community activities.
We view our building as part of our mission to create and support community.