Skyland Community Church, UCC

Skyland Community Church, UCC, is a small but vibrant church family located for over a century in the beautiful mountains between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. We offer a healthy,open-minded community eager to work and play with seminary students. This setting is ideal for experiencing the best that parish ministry can provide: a loving and faithful people, appreciative of our past and open to new ideas and ways of doing things. We have recently used materials from IDEO, a Palo Alto based product design company, to help us design new projects for ministry. We have supported one of our members who felt called to ordained ministry, earned an M.Div. from PSR, and founded an organization called Mountain Neighbors Helping Neighbors, to which she was ordained as director. We would like to work to help you get the flavor of what a joy it can be to participate in this level of loving community. You will have an opportunity to  

  • preach, 
  • lead worship, 
  • teach classes, 
  • learn pastoral care skills, and
  • experience the unique role and calling of parish minister.

We can also provide you with encouragement and ideas if you have a new ministry you would like to launch. Writing as the mentor, I have enjoyed ministry at Skyland Church for almost 25 years and one of my great rewards has been to work with seminary students who have gone on to a variety of fulfilling work settings.  Because we are located at least one and a half hours south of Berkeley, we would be a better Field Ed site for a student living in the South Bay or Santa Cruz. But, if you don't mind driving, we'll be glad to consider students from all over the Bay Area. Come, check us out!
Monthly Stipend: $400
Car Required?: Yes

25100 Skyland Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95033  


Rev. Stephen Glauz-Todrank, Minister