Church of Christ Congregational (UCC), Norfolk, CT

From “Our Values and Goals”
We are grateful for the ministry of our staff members.
We strive to support their leadership.

Meaghan Hinchey, Liz Allyn, Jordan Rose Lee
Pastor Erick Olsen, Joe Daigle

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Pastor

Rev. Erick Olsen was called as Pastor of Church of Christ Congregational in 2003. He came to Norfolk after serving as Associate Pastor of First Church Congregational in Fairfield CT for five years. Pastor Olsen, a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, earned his M.Div. at Yale Divinity School. He and his wife Tina and their three children live here in Norfolk. In addition to his pastoral duties, Pastor Olsen serves as: Chaplain of the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Norfolk Senior Housing Corporation (Meadowbrook), a member of Norfolk's Rail Trail committee, and more. He enjoys running, the Red Sox, good coffee, making drip sandcastles, coaching, Thomas Merton and Pat Conroy, rivers, and time with his family.

Minister of Music

Elizabeth 'Liz' Allyn was named Minister of Music in January 2007 after serving as music director since September 2002. She is a graduate of  the Hartt College of Music, and has a Master of Arts and Liberal Studies degree from Wesleyan University. She has worked at several church positions, as accompanist for private and Hotchkiss School voice lessons, as Assistant Director of Chorus Angelicus and founder of the Training Choir program, and as public school music teacher (currently at Botelle Elementary in Norfolk). Elizabeth lives in Norfolk with husband Graham.

Director of Christian Education

Meaghan Hinchey (in photo with her son, Eli) became Director of Christian Education in May of 2014. She has experience in the fields of social work, education and psychology.  Meaghan is a resident of Norfolk and a member of the church.

Administrative Assistant

Jordan Rose Lee lives in Norfolk with her two children and her dog. She is a classical singer and performs often in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York as a soloist, choral singer, and recitalist. She has no sense of humor.

Sexton

Joeseph Daigle has been our sexton since 2014. Joe brings to his work an amazing array of skills and great energy. He lives in Torrington with his wife Tracy. With his cup of "Joe' and his ring of keys, he's ready to get to work.