First Congregational Church of Orange City United Church of Christ

David Westcott

Pastor (718) 216-1218

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. Although I have lived in many places I am a New Englander at heart, I recently relocated to Florida, and am enjoying it very much. I am a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University; where I majored in philosophy and art history, and then went on to receive a Masters of Divinity from Yale, followed by some doctoral studies at Andover Newton Theological School. I was raised in the Episcopal Church but joined the UCC during my second year of seminary. Having been ordained in 1993 I went on to serve churches in Connecticut, Vermont, and New York. Over the years I have served in a number of ecumenical organizations, and for two years served the UCC in an NGO capacity at the United Nations.

David Putnam

Music Director (407) 314-9951

David was born in Michigan and moved to Florida in the 1980's. He has worked tor the Department of Children and Famlies for 25 years. David has been involved in the music ministry of churches in Michigan and Florida. A few of the communities in which he has ministered in the past are Clearwater, Deltona, and Zellwood. David also serves the church in other capacities. All are welcome to join the choir and make a joyful noise.

Sharon Brown

Office Staff (386) 775-2462

Sharon emigrated from Northern Ireland in April 2010 with her husband David and their four children. Errin 14, Josh 12, Holly 10, and Poppy 8. David was a dairy and poultry farmer back in Ireland. They enjoyed farm life but located to the states for a change in lifestyle. Sharon worked for the Royal National Institution for the Blind. She also spent some time as a housekeeper to four Catholic priests.

2021 Leadership Ministry


Moderator — Sam Bass
Clerk – Vacant
Treasurer – David Putnam
Financial Secretary – Ruth Draper
Trust Administrator – David Brown
Church Historian – Vacant


Dawn Bass
DeVeda Prochilo
Sharlene May
Cyndy Voner


Sam Bass
June Carlson
Marion Shover
Don Kline
Wendy Wilson

Memorials and Gifts

Mert Stephenson


Christian Education


Mission Board

Pat Kline
Ruth Draper

Nominating Committee

Ruth Draper