Meet Our Staff

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Rev. Christie Mandas


I relocated to Delavan from Monroe, WI to serve as Pastor of the Delavan United Church of Christ (UCC).  I am originally from Northern California and earned a Master Degree in Education from University of Santa Clara, a Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary, and I'm also a Board Certified Chaplain.

In addition to a love for all God’s people, I bring an extensive career in various ministry environments, an ecumenical understanding of theology and spirituality, an appreciation of the intersection between religion and contemporary issues facing individuals, the world and our planet underscored by the responsibility (and mandate) to respond proactively. / 262-728-2212 ext. 11

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Office Assistant

I am a long-time member of Delavan UCC (Congregational) and have worked as the Office Assistant since 2015.  I grew up in Delavan and graduated from the Delavan-Darien School District.  I continued my education at the University of Wisconsin - Stout and graduated with a degree in Hospitality & Tourism.  I currently live in Delavan with my husband, Scott, and my two children, Emma and Colin. / 262-728-2212

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Choir & Hand Chimes Director

I have been an active part of the music ministry at Delavan UCC since 2011.  In addition to directing the Choir and Hand Chimes, I also perform Special Music playing bassoon, often with my wife, Kayla who plays the flute.  I am a General Music and 5th Grade Band Teacher in the Whitewater Unified School District.  I perform with different Janesville area groups including, Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra, Janesville Choral Union, Souther Lakes Masterpiece Chorale, and Rockford Wind Ensemble.

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I am the Organist at Delavan UCC, as well as, a freelance organist, choral director, vocal coach, and pianist.  I am a piano and voice instructor for Maestro Makers Music School.  I teach both in-person lessons and virtual lessons at the student’s home.  I worked for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as the Chorus Manager and Artist Liaison for seventeen years.  I have been a performing organist for the Gesu Church Organ Concert Series, have served as a Dean and a Sub Dean of the American Guild of Organists-Milwaukee Chapter, and as a member of the Development and Finance Committee of the AGO National Council.  I also own my own business: David Bahrke Music and Music Media.