John C. Dorhauer

Reverend John C. Dorhauer is an author and theologian who currently serves as ninth general minister and president of the United Church of Christ (UCC). Before election at the 30th General Synod in June 2015, Dorhauer was the conference minister of the Southwest Conference of the UCC, the regional body that provides support service to 47 local UCC congregations and clergy within Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas. He received a Doctorate of Ministry from the United Theological Seminary (2004), having studied white privilege and its effects on the church. Dorhauer’s second book, “Beyond Resistance: The Institutional Church Meets the Postmodern World,” was released in 2015. The first book (written with Sheldon Culver), “Steeplejacking: How the Christian Right is Hijacking Mainstream Religion,” was published in 2007.


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