The Rev. Dr. Rochelle A. (Shelly) Stackhouse was ordained in the United Church
of Christ in 1982. A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary, she has served
churches of varying sizes as Senior, Solo, Interim and Transitional Pastor in
Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut,
currently at Buckingham Church in Glastonbury, CT. She also serves as Senior
Director of Programs for Partners for Sacred Places, a national non-profit working
with churches as they steward historic buildings. She received a PhD from Drew
University in Liturgical Studies and has taught at numerous seminaries, most
recently Yale and Lexington. She and her husband, P. Gavin Ferriby, are the
parents of three adult children and three demanding cats.
Donna Schapers Remove the PewsBy Rochelle Stackhouse
This book was both written and published during the Covid-19 pandemic, when many churches found themselves worshiping without their pews. Computer screens and kitchen tables became the setting for Sunday worship.