Staff

Rev. Jane Newall
Pastor
Shelby Cargene
Youth Ministery Coordinator

Shelby is a 24 year old pre-school teacher. She is currently in college for education and wants to teach the 4th grade. Her passions are God, teaching, helping others, growing produce, cooking, art, weight lifting, and music. She has a huge family
that she loves. She has two dogs and a bunny. She comes from a farming and sportsman background. She also volunteers in the special education department at Plainfield High School.

Stephanie Fitzgerald
Administrator/Bookkeeper

Stephanie has worked in the customer service field for over 10 years. She started as a Hilton Hotel Front Desk Associate and worked her way up to management. She later switched careers and became the Administrative Assistant for The First Congregational Church of Haddam and Higganum Congregational Church, where she fell in love working in a church environment. 

In the spring of 2017, Stephanie created Relaxed Momma, a homemaking, lifestyle, & relaxation blog. Relaxed Momma offers advice on different topics based on Stephanie's personal experiences. Relaxed Momma was featured on Babycenter.com in the Summer of 2017.

​Stephanie is currently the Part-time Administrator and Bookkeeper for two congregations, St. Mark's Episcopal Chapel in Storrs and The Federated Church of Christ in Brooklyn.

She and her husband, Ryan Knopf, have an energetic three-year-old daughter named Norah. As a family, they enjoy fishing, hiking, and watching football.

David Gonzalez
Worship Accompaniest

David E. Gonzalez has been a Church pianist and worship leader since 1992, having joined us at the Federated Church in mid-2007. He is the producer of more than 35 full length Christian albums. Of his own releases, Inspirational Flute Solos, On the Wings of Your Spirit, and With All My Heart are played across the country on Christian radio and on short wave radio in many parts of the world.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut where he studied flute with Martin Orenstein. David studied arranging with Ellen Rowe, the personal arranger for the legendary jazz pianist, Marian MacPartland. While at the University, David played under the direction of Dr. Paul Phillips and Mr. Gary Green.

David is currently accepting flute, piano and guitar students.  

Please call 860 377-1287 or reach him at his business email.