Clergy Transitions: October 2018
The following ministerial changes were reported to the Connecticut Conference in September 2018:
Amie Giguere began her term as Licensed Associate Pastor at Ellington.
Caroll Cyr ended her term as Commissioned Minister of Christian Education at Cheshire.
Christopher Solimene was called as Pastor at Avon.
Jane Moran began her term as Associate Pastor at Redding First.
Kevin Williams ended his term as Licensed Minister at South Killingly.
Rev. Adrienne Armes was installed as Associate Pastor at Windsor First.
Rev. David Stambaugh was installed, ordained, and began his term as Minister of Faith Formation at Greens Farms.
Rev. David Taylor began his term as Co-Pastor at Glastonbury First.
Rev. Deborah Rundlett was called as Pastor at Ridgebury.
Rev. Dr. Erica Nierendorf ended her term as Bridge Pastor at Avon.
Rev. Greg Gray was installed as Pastor at Thompson.
Rev. James Matarazzo began his term as Interim Bridge Pastor at Guilford First.
Rev. James T. Watson was called as Senior Pastor at Ridgefield First.
Rev. Jim Latimer began his term as Bridge Pastor at Orange.
Rev. Matt McCaffrey ended his term as Pastor at Waterford.
Rev. Kate VanDerzee-Glidden began her term as Co-Pastor at Glastonbury First.
Rev. Sarah Vetter was installed as Minister of Community Life at Madison First.
Rev. Shane Montoya began his term as Interim Pastor at Wolcott.
Rev. Shannon Wall began her term as Acting Senior Pastor at New Milford First.
Rev. Stephen Washburn ended his term as Interim Pastor at Coventry First.
Rev. Susan Gibson was installed as Senior Pastor at Farmington First.
Rev. Vern Swett was installed as Associate Pastor at Fairfield First.
Rev. Winston Baldwin began his term as Interim Pastor at Middletown South.
Thomas Burke began his term as Minister for Children & Youth at Norfield.
Waterford Congregational UCC held their final worship service on Sept. 30.
Rev. Dr. John Pelletier, Pastor - Bethlehem First, Pastor Emeritus - North Madison, died on Sept. 15.
Rev. Dr. Craig T. McClelland, formerly pastor of North Congregational Church, Woodbury, died on Sept. 12.