Rev. Arlen G. Vernava

Intentional Interim Minister

Pastor Arlen Vernava began Intentional Interim Ministry at Pilgrim Congregational UCC in November 2021.

Kathy DeJohn

Leonard DiCosimo

Director of Music Ministry

Leonard DiCosimo, Director of Music Ministry, is president of the Cleveland Federation of Musicians, Local AFM and treasurer of the North Shore AFL-CIO Federation of Labor.

The mission of the Pilgrim music ministry is to offer musical elements in service that are as diversified as who is welcome in our sanctuary.

Guest musicians are featured each week as soloists, and as accompanists for singers and instrumentalists. We also have a wide variety of ensembles such as our String Quartet, Strolling Jazz Band, Flute Ensemble and Electric Band for special occasions.

Congregation members serve as hymn leaders, and sing collectively and as soloists. Bell Choir rings monthly and our Songwriting Circle plays quarterly in service.

Katherine Schultz

Building Manager