We are so pleased to be connected with Yale Divinity School’s Supervised Ministry (Student Intern) program. This program enables seminary students – who are studying toward ordination – to work with our congregation and both bring us their gifts for ministry as well as learn from our gifted congregation. We have historically had a connection to Yale University and Yale Divinity School, dating back to our church’s founding in the 1800s; and in recent years have had student interns from Yale in 2008-2009 (Rev. Meghan Young, recently completed serving six years as Assoc. Pastor, Rocky Hill Cong. Church), 2009-2010 (Rev. James DeBoer, recently completed a missionary assignment with UCC Global Missions in Argentina/Paraguay, and currently Pastor of the Federated Church of Livingston, NJ), and 2011-2012 (Rev. Daniel Meyers, recently completed a two-year program as Assoc. Chaplain, Columbia University, and currently serving as Chaplain, Butler University). It is so wonderful to be part of these students’ journeys and stay in touch with them as they grow into their ministry vocations!
And did you know… ? Our most recent Conference Minister (currently working for the national office of the UCC), Rev. Kent Siladi, completed his student internship in our congregation in the 1970s.
Last but not least, below is info about our most recent student intern…
Our most recent student intern – Mark Koyama – worked with our congregation Sept. 2013-May 2014. In this picture, Mark has just received his gift from our congregation – a stole – which was with him when he was ordained in the fall of 2016. Rev. Koyama is currently the minister of the United Church of Jaffrey in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.