Rev. Dr. Sheila Naismith arrived at First Congregational United Church of Christ on September 1, 2017. Rev. Naismith has years of experience as a Minister, Hospice Chaplain, and Community Outreach Worker both here in the USA and in Scotland.


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Office Manager

Val Jewell is our Office Manager and enjoys doing our weekly bulletins and our monthly newsletter, “The Tower”. A long-time resident of Sheridan, Val has three adult children who all wear uniforms of service. Pictured with her is her son, Brian, who is in the Airforce in Texas. Her daughters, Donna and Karla, are EMT and Police Officer in Sheridan. In addition to her part time work here, she transports railroad crews of BNSF. Val’s military service took her to Darmstadt, Germany, and to Rock Springs and Cheyenne, Wyoming. Using her previous business experience, she helps others to overcome barriers to employment and to find work they truly enjoy. Val serves the faith community in nursery and children’s ministries, and with Celebrate Recovery.



Sunday School Teacher

Debbie Clemens is our very experienced Sunday School Teacher.  She is a volunteer for a number of activities that help people. She’s also a musician with Nancy and Friends musical group. And she plays music for our Sugarland worship and teaches our youth Sunday school class.  Before hand she was an employee with the state of Wyoming. We’re really lucky to have her in this church.


First Congregational is located at 100 West Works Sheridan Wyoming 82801. We can be contacted by phone at (307) 672-2668 or by e-mail at

Other helpful links include

United Church of Christ – our denomination

Montana – Northern Wyoming UCC Conference – our conference

Camp Mimanagish – our outdoor ministries program

Wyoming Association of Churches– an ecumenical ministry for the state


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