Our Ministry Team

Our church is in a period of transition, and we have recently called the Rev. Dr. Meredith Jeffers to be our Interim Minister.  We are excited about this time in our church life, when we look ahead to the future with faith and commitment to our vision and mission.  Please join us--we welcome you!

Rev. Dr. Meredith Jeffers

Interim Minister -- Rev. Dr. Meredith Jeffers has been called to serve us as our Interim Minister.  [ more ]

Dr. Jeanette Gross

Minister of Music - Jeanette Gross has been Minister of Music at First Congregational Church since 1993. She has a Doctorate in Organ Performance from Hart School of Music, an MA in musicology from Syracuse University and a BA from Connecticut college. She has studied organ WITH Arthur Poister, Ludgar Lohman and John Holtz. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the life and career a late 19th century organist, Nathan Hale Allen, who developed a rich musical community around Center Church in Hartford, CT ... [ more ]

Maureen Czentnar

Office Manager -  Maureen Czentnar (pronounced cent-nar) is our Church Administrative Assistant.  She comes to us with 25 years of experience in office administration. Maureen greets you with a big smile and welcoming manner. [ more ]

Kayla Perkowski

Faith Formation Coordinator- Kayla Perkowski is our Faith Formation Coordinator, working with both the Church School and Youth Groups.  She has been a member of our church "since before she was born."
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Bob Westervelt

Collector- Bob grew up at First Church and continues to worship here with his wife, Lorraine, and their two young adults, Katelyn and Chris.  He has served on numerous boards and committees, and also enjoys playing the carillon in the belfry ... [ more ]

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