Rev. Michael T. Bush
The Rev. Michael T. Bush serves in his 25th year as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, including congregations in the Seattle area, Michigan, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He has a B.S. in Biology (pre-medicine) from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and has a Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. He has also engaged in continuing education work at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School, among other settings.
He is committed to a ministry of renewal among the Body of Christ through Biblical literacy, theological reflection, and spiritual practices.
Michael co-authored Chaos and The Kingdom and has two additional books in the editing phase in support of these practices of spiritual renewal.
He has worked with churches in their discerning congregational identity, ministry, and mission, and helping them commit to work on priorities which support deeper roots in the Spirit and wider reach into the world.
He has mentored seminarians and new clergy, coached clergy and non-profit leaders, and is an affiliate coach with the Center for Progressive Renewal. He will be part of the leadership team for the upcoming Summer Ireland retreat with scholar and storyteller, Gareth Higgins, and author, Kathleen Norris. He regularly volunteers with and serves on the Board of Directors of various non-profits.
Michael and Martha Parrish Bush are the proud parents of Joshua Bush, who recently graduated from the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C. As part of sabbath time, Michael especially enjoys exploring the outdoors while hiking and kayaking.
Rev. John Angiulo
Family and Education Minister
My recent installation here as a pastor and teacher in October 2017 represented an exciting new beginning for me and my family. I am committed to radical welcome for all, especially families with children and teenagers. We are an open and affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ which means we welcome all individuals and families, period. Our Family and Education ministry is dedicated to helping families interact with one another, the larger church community, and the world. Rather than encouraging activities that separate young people from the rest of the congregation, we try to have meaningful spiritual, educational and social opportunities for all ages. I strongly believe that we experience the presence of God through community and practicing love and compassion for each other.
I completed my seminary education at Iliff School of Theology in Denver in June 2017. While in school, I worked in Christian Education and Faith Formation in two UCC congregations here in Tucson. Prior to my work in the church I was employed by Pima Community College in student services and outreach to county elementary schools. Being a native Tucsonan, I am pleased to be engaged in ministry with a congregation located in the Northwest region of Tucson where I grew up. My wife Patty, a pediatric nurse, and I have three adult children who reside in Arizona; our youngest son graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and our eldest son is a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Our daughter lives in Phoenix where she is a media-artist and performer and works for a children’s non-profit organization.
I welcome you to Casas Adobes Congregational Church, United Church of Christ where I hope to get to know you soon.