Clark and Miriam Hock

Clark and Miriam Hock have been in pastoral work for nearly 50 years. Presently Clark is serving a United Church of Christ congregation in Mercersburg (Franklin County) Pennsylvania. They have been working within the UCC since 1965. Before beginning pastoral work in Mercersburg, they spent twenty years in Annapolis, Maryland and fourteen years in Olivet, Michigan.

Clark and Miriam learned about EP through the writings of Stanley Hauerwas, then looked up the EP website. Both Miriam and Clark grew up in congregations of the Brethren in Christ and did pastoral work with that denomination for about ten years. Clark received his seminary education at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Miriam has been a mother, teacher, nurse and nurse practitioner. They are the parents of four children and grandparents to eight.

Last March, Clark made a presentation to the local group of United Church of Christ clergy entitled, “Becoming Church in a Perverted Generation: A Visit to The Ekklesia Project.” The presentation focused on Hauerwas’ call to the ‘called out people’, the 1999 Ekklesia Declaration, churchly practices and Christian formation, and “Oh, What Friends We Have in Jesus.”