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Dr. Delbert "Del" Permann has spent the last three years as interim pastor for Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ. Roberts UCC has now called Rev. Melinda Feller to serve as their minister. In recognition of Permann's service the past three years, Permann said the Roberts UCC congregation gave him an honorary certificate of pew ownership, so he will always have a place to sit when he returns to visit Roberts UCC. Permann stands next to the pew.

Permann says 'goodbye' to UCC

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Dr. Delbert "Del" Permann is slowly packing up his office at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ. This is far from the first time he's found himself packing up an office, preparing to leave his post as pastor of a church.


"It's always very strange," Permann said. "I get close to people and I'm going to miss that."

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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