No Matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here.

Welcome to the United Church of Christ (Congregational) website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. UCC has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.  For those who read sign language we do have an interpreter every Sunday and most major holidays.


United Church of Christ


Church:   210 W. 5th St.                           Office: 218 W. 5th St.

                 Yankton, SD 57078                              Yankton, SD 57078

                 605-665-7320                                        605-665-7320

Vision Statement:  Serving God Through Mission and Ministry. 






The Rev Paige Besse-Rankin has served for over 25 years in pastoral ministry as both a settled pastor and an interim pastor.  She graduated from Emmanuel College in Boston with a degree in Music Therapy.  She has a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School.  She served three churches in the Connecticut Conference UCC before moving to South Dakota in 2015 so her husband, Gordon, could accept the call to serve as the SD Conference minister.  She completed a certificate in Interim Ministry in 2016 and served as interim pastor for two ELCA congregations in Sinai and Lake Campbell, SD.   Professional interests have included creativity and the arts in worship and faith formation, stewardship, small church life, church growth, mission trips, international partnerships, outdoor ministries, ministry with the homeless, green churches, and community response to racism. 

      Paige and Gordon have a 14 year old daughter, Emily, who is a sophomore in high school.  Paige loves making music, scrapbooking, crafts, reading, and figure skating.  She might also admit to being a fan of the Muppets, Star Trek and Star Wars, Disney,  National Parks (where she makes her daughter watch the park movies), and animals.  She lives in Sioux Falls.



W Look at Our Photos

Come see a slideshow of our wonderful community, and get a glimpse of some of the many activities that take place at UCC.



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