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Rev. Bette Anne Crowell

Associate Organist, Director of Women's Song & DUC Singers

An ordained UCC pastor, Bette Anne has led or been part of music ministries in churches in Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts since 1976. She served on the Connecticut Conference staff from 1976-1987, and as Associate Minister of First Congregational Church in Essex, CT from 1987-2002. During those fifteen years, Bette Anne was engaged with members of her congregation in a wide variety of experiences in travel and service, examining issues of justice and peace. At the same time, they used music to build bridges to people of other religious and ethnic backgrounds. In addition, Bette Anne has worked with the United Church of Christ Board for Homeland Ministries for the inclusion of children in communion and served on the United Church Board for World Ministries, Office of Church and Society, and Justice Witness Ministries. She has served Cape Cod Council of Churches since 2003, currently as president.

Bette Anne earned her undergraduate degree in religion and psychology from Bates College and a master’s degree in Religious Education from Andover Newton Theological School. She did postgraduate work at Hartford Seminary, Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and Summer Studies at Mansfield College in Oxford England, and was ordained in 1991.

Bette Anne and her husband Josh, retired UCC pastor and current fire chaplain of the Dennis Fire Department, moved full-time to their Dennis home in 2002.