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Rev. Jacob Nault - Pastor

Rev. Jacob Nault has served as pastor at U-CC Waupun since November 2022. Previously, Pastor Jacob served churches in children’s and youth ministry as a Christian Education Coordinator and a children’s choir director. Pastor Jacob has a passion for outdoor ministry and camping programs, having served on the summer staff of Daycholah Center, a youth camp affiliated with the Wisconsin Conference United Church of Christ.

Pastor Jacob is active as a musician, working as a performer and songwriter. His music has been used by churches, schools, and community ensembles nationwide.

Disability advocacy is important to Pastor Jacob. He works with the United Church of Christ’s Disabilities Ministries Board to provide music, worship aids, devotionals, and other disability-related resources to the wider church.

In his free time, Pastor Jacob enjoys a nice walk or bike ride, a flavorful cup of coffee, working on music, and learning about new technology.



Alana Clark – Administrative Assistant


Alana Clark is a lifelong Waupun area resident. She has served as an Administrative Assistant at U-CC since September 2021. She has been a member since May 2008. Previously, Alana has volunteered for many organizations and non-profits, such as Habitat for Humanity, the Seippel Center of Beaver Dam, and the Dodge County Fair Association as a media correspondent.


She has an associate degree from Moraine Park Technical College for Administrative Assistant, and she also has two certificates for Office Assistant and Customer Service Representative.


Hobbies include reading (she tries to read a book a month), listening to music (her favorites are Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Eric Church), and attending music concerts/festivals with Mom, such as the Dodge County Fair and Summerfest.

Diann Thomas - Youth Group Leader

Diann is a lifelong Waupun Area Resident, growing up on a dairy farm in the Alto area. She has been a member of the Union-Congregational Church since 2003.


Diann began ministering to children right out of high school, first as a 3-year-old school teacher at the church she grew up in. After joining Union-Congregational Church, she was a Sunday School Shepherd, then a Sunday School Teacher, a member of the Christian Education Committee, and a VBS Volunteer. She has served as a Faith Partner for Confirmation to 6 students over the years.  


In January 2015, the Christian Education Committee brought back the Youth Group Program after an absence of several years. Diann led the Youth Group on a voluntary basis for a year before being hired as the Youth Group Leader in January 2016.  


Diann has been married to her husband Ken for 20 years and a step-mom of 2. In addition to Youth Group Leader, she is also a Pharmacy Technician. She enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with her family and friends, and watching her nieces and nephews play sports.

Becky Smith - Christian Education Coordinator

Hi, my name is Becky Smith. I am the Christian Education Coordinator for Union-Congregational Church, Waupun. A little about myself, I grew up in a family of 7 with my Dad as a high school science and driver’s education teacher. My Mom was mostly a stay-at-home Mom and ran the household, but then later became an assistant librarian in our local school. I have two older brothers and two younger sisters.  After high school, I attended UW-Stevens Point where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical and Health Education.

Then I went through UW-LaCrosse to get my Master’s degree in Physical Education-Pedagogy. I was hired in the Fall of 1988 to teach middle school physical education and health here in Waupun and have been here since. While in Waupun I met my husband Duane, better known as Buck. He retired from National Rivet and Manufacturing, where he was primarily a shipping and receiving clerk. We have two children, Emily, who is 24 and starting her first year of teaching at Campbellsport, and Erik, who is 22 and is the assistant manager at O’Reilley’s Auto Parts here in Waupun.

I am enjoying my retirement with my new job as a Christian Education Coordinator and, with God’s help, I hope to ingrain in the students the need to keep Jesus with them wherever they go.  I believe with all my heart that solid spiritual health will get them through any crisis they encounter in their lives as they grow in their faith.

Thank you for this opportunity.  Please know that my door is always open for questions, suggestions, or concerns.