National Church Associates

Connecting the College and the Church

If you’re a leader in a United Church of Christ congregation, we invite you to join us in strengthening the bonds between the church and the College.

The National Church Associates of Elmhurst College (NCA) brings together UCC pastors and other church leaders to serve as ambassadors for the College. Members share the Elmhurst College story, encourage potential students to apply for admission, and provide service and ministry opportunities for Elmhurst College students.

National Church Scholars

Each year, the College invites a different national UCC leader to spend a day on campus, meeting with students and engaging in discussion about how the College and the church can work together to address some of today’s most pressing issues.

NCA Membership

We invite you to join more than 180 leaders from 25 states on the NCA team. Membership is open to:

  • All UCC pastors
  • Lay leaders within UCC congregations
  • Representatives from regions and church bodies with historic and special relationships with the College
  • Representatives from the College’s Board of Trustees
  • The chaplain and co-chaplains of the College and the chaplain’s staff
  • Representatives from the Executive Committee of the College’s Spiritual Life organization
  • Council and members of the Steering Committee of the UCC Student Fellowship
  • Other individuals invited by the College’s President

The NCA is advised by an executive committee of local pastors.

To join the National Church Associates of Elmhurst College or refer a student to the College, please contact Rev. H. Scott Matheney.

Rev. H. Scott Matheney

Office of the Chaplain

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