Our Ministry Team

Our church is in a period of transition, and an Interim Search Committee is in the process of looking for an Interim Senior Minister.  While the Committee does its work, we will be welcoming different guest preachers, who will be leading Sunday worship along with the members of the Diaconate and the church.  Please feel free to join us--we welcome you!

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 ]

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, most recently the Senior Minister Search and Call Committee, and also enjoys playing the carillon in the belfry ... [ more ]

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