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Rev. Claire Beutler-Cruise

Rev. Claire Beutler-Cruise
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Claire Beutler-Cruise recently accepted a position as Pastor at Vernon Presbyterian Church near Milwaukee, WI. Ordained by the ELCA (Lutheran) Church, serving through the United Church of Christ (UCC), she is tickled to be adding to her denominational diversity. Prior to this, she served in Specialized Ministry (UCC) through a local funeral home providing non-traditional and non-religious Life Celebrations for over 400 families. A brand new Grandma, Claire lives with life partner and spouse, Howie, and their aging beagle, Lucy.

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