The Rev. Darrell L. Goodwin, a Chicago native, currently serves as the first Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. Before this role, he served the Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota Conferences as an Associate Conference Minister. Darrell is a member of the United Church of Christ Board, the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, and the Global Ministries Board. In his 20 years of ministerial experience, the Rev. Goodwin has served as Program Director and creator of the Pension Boards’ Faith and Personal Finance Initiative; Assistant Vice President of the Youth Department at Chicago’s Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ;  Youth Pastor and Staff Minister of Mason Cathedral Church of God in Christ in Dorchester, Massachusetts;  Pastoral Intern at St. Paul AME Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Pastor and Founder of ALANA (African, Latin, Asian, and Native American) Campus Ministry at the University of Vermont, and Staff Minister at Second Advent Christian Church in Omaha. The Rev. Goodwin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Theology from Boston College; a Master of Education in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration from The University of Vermont; a Master of Arts in Transforming Spirituality from Seattle University; and is currently a doctoral candidate in San Francisco Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry program.