Skyland Community Church, United Church of Christ, 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 material from IDEO, a Palo Alto based product design company, to help us
design new projects for ministry. We would like to work with you to help you get the flavor for
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, 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. Reverend Patricia Wood, a member in four-way covenant with Skyland Church
and a graduate of PSR started a new ministry four years ago called Mountain Neighbors
Helping Neighbors and she has agreed to co-mentor with me any Field Ed student who would
like to participate in this ministry and learn valuable skills for creating your own entrepreneurial
I have enjoyed my ministry at Skyland Church for 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.
We are located at least one and a half hours south of Berkeley, so 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!
Car Required: Yes
Mentor Name: Rev. Stephen Glauz-Todrank
Address: 25100 Skyland Road, Los Gatos Ca, 95033