About Caela

The Rev. Caela Simmons Wood has served as Pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ of Manhattan, Kansas since June of 2014. Previously, Caela served as Associate Minister of First United Church of Bloomington, Indiana. Caela completed her Master of Divinity degree at Christian Theological Seminary in 2009.

Originally from Kansas, Caela attended Kansas State University (Manhattan, Kansas), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in History. She also holds a Master of Theological Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas).