Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines

Senior Minister

Doctor of Ministry – Duke Divinity School
Master of Sacred Theology – Yale Divinity School
Master of Divinity – Yale Divinity School
Bachelor of Arts – Missouri State University
Nonprofit Finances Certificate – Cornell University
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Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines holds standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. He has a passion for pursuing social justice for the marginalized, demonstrating the Good News of God’s radically inclusive love, and proclaiming a relevant message for today’s ever-changing world
At the time he was called to UCC, Caleb was the youngest Senior Minister in the congregation’s history.  Within three years, the congregation had already grown by over 50% and experienced much revitalization; a trajectory that continues.
Caleb is the author ofThe Great Digital Commission: Embracing Social Media for Church Growth and Transformation (Cascade Books, 2021), which quickly reached #1 on Amazon’s New Releases for Church Growth and was awarded a Silver Medal Illumination Book Award in Ministry/Mission.  His views on the intersection of religion and public life have been featured in diverse publications, such as The Nation Magazine, Disciples News Service, Chalice Press, The Christian Left, The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, The Center for Prophetic Imagination, the Convergence Leadership Project, and Sojourners.  In addition to his role at UCC, he is the Co-Executive Director and board member of Progressive, is on the national board of Jubilee USA Network, and is the Co-Host of the popular podcast “The Moonshine Jesus Show“, which explores pop culture, theology, and politics from progressive Christian perspective.
Before coming to UCC, Caleb served churches and nonprofits in Missouri, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.