The Connecticut Conference comprises four regions, each of which includes three to four Associations.
Four Regional Ministers provide pastoral support to the clergy and churches in their region. They help build relationships among congregations for mutual ministry and fellowship, and have particular expertise which is available to churches throughout the state.
Staff: the Rev. Dr. Michael Ciba
Michael Ciba is Southwest Regional Minister of the Connecticut Conference. He works with churches in the region's three Associations to provide resources, interpret the work of the United Church of Christ, and assist churches with planning and search and call. He also serves as team leader for the Regional Ministry Team.
Office Phone: 860.921.8204
Staff: the Rev. Dr. Thomas Clough
The Eastern Regional Minister works with churches in transition, providing support, resources and leadership training. He assists in connecting the churches to the mission and ministry of the UCC beyond their local programs and concerns. His work with clergy of the region includes offering counsel, support and pastoral care.
Office Phone: 860.941.0929
Staff: the Rev. Tamara Moreland
Tamara Moreland serves churches in the northern part of the state ranging from the New York state line to the Connecticut River.
Office Phone: 860.214.2186
Staff: the Rev. Mary Nelson
Mary Nelson's primary work is with congregations in transition and crisis and providing leadership resources. She works with clergy of the Region in offering counsel, support and advice as well as pastoral care.
Office Phone: 860.305.5846