The Rev. Dr. John Dorhauer

Denomination: United Church of Christ (UCC)

The Rev. John C. Dorhauer , former conference minister of the Southwest Conference of the UCC, is the ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ.

Prior to his role at the Southwest Conference, Dorhauer served as associate conference minister in the Missouri Mid-South Conference, and also served local churches in rural Missouri. He has a Master of Divinity degree from Eden Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary, where he studied white privilege and its effects on the church. His new book, Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World, will be released in June.

Dorhauer is passionate about justice. Two statements that shape his theology are: "God is love. God is just." Along with his passion for justice, Dorhauer has a passion for and love of baseball - specifically the St. Louis Cardinals - music, literature and poetry. He has been married to his wife for nearly 31 years and they have three children.

Dorhauer was chosen as the GMP candidate by an 18-member search committee in February 2015. His candidacy was confirmed by the UCC Board of Directors by a two-thirds vote in March. He was elected at the 30th General Synod, which met June 26-30, 2015 in Cleveland.

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John C. Dorhauer: My Visit with the Mufti: A Man of Peace in a Religion of Peace

Sunday April 03, 2016
This man, appointed to speak on behalf of and to all Muslims in Egypt; this man, whose words affect an entire nation of Muslim peoples; this man, himself an agent of peace and working hand in hand with the leaders of the minority Christian leaders of his nation: this man welcomed us into his home, into his heart - and spoke to us about his vision of peace between all peoples.