Pastor – Rev. Zachary Mabe

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Education and Background
Pastor, Terryville Congregational Church, 2005 – Present
B.A. (Major in Religion & Philosophy) – Catawba College (Salisbury, NC) – May, 2000
M.Div. (Master of Divinity)- Yale Divinity School (New Haven, CT) – May, 2003
Ordination:  Ordained June 8, 2003 at 1st Ref. United Church of Christ (Lexington, NC)
Previous Ordained Pastoral Work:  Pastor (part-time), Pilgrim Congregational Church (New Haven, CT) –  September, 2003 to June, 2005. 
S.T.M. (Master of Sacred Theology, Focus in Liturgy & Homiletics)- Yale Divinity School –  May, 2005

Originally from North Carolina, Rev. Zack moved to Connecticut in August of 2000 to attend Yale Divinity School.  After graduation, Rev. Zack came to our church in August of 2005.  Previous to graduation from Divinity School, Zack also served congregations in North Carolina (working as a youth director at Peace UCC in Greensboro during his college years), Connecticut (serving as a supply preacher at South Lyme Union Chapel in Old Lyme, CT during his Divinity School years), and Massachusetts (working as a summer pastor in Mt. Washington, MA during his Divinity School summers of 2001, 2002, and 2003).  Zack is married to Melissa and they have two boys, Joshua & Connor.  Zack believes in the love of God in Jesus Christ, the power of prayer, the wonder of music, and the gift of laughter. Zack also serves on the Farmington Valley Association of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ Committee on Ministry.  Zack is also currently working on completing a Doctor of Ministry degree.

Christian Education Director – Jennifer Zalaski, A.C.E.

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Ms. Jennifer has been with our congregation since 2002.  A native of Terryville, Ms. Jen has and continues to be active both at church and in the community, for example recently having served on our town’s Board of Education.  Ms. Jen has an Associates in Christian Education from our Connecticut Conference, United Church of Christ.  In addition to church, Ms. Jen enjoys time with her husband, John, and two sons, Jonathan and Justin.

Director of Music – Currently in a search process… Terryville Congregational Church, UCC, located at 233 Main Street in Terryville, CT, is seeking a Director of Music. The position is 6 hours/week and includes playing the organ and other instruments as well as directing adult and children’s choirs, bell choir, and coordinating soloists and instrumentalists for church services and special events. The Director of Music works with our Music Committee as well as works in a collegial manner with our Pastor, Christian Education Director, and Church Secretary. (Interested and qualified candidates please send your resume to our Church Secretary at

Church Secretary – Tracy Fitzpatrick

In January of 2020, we welcomed Tracy Fitzpatrick as our new church secretary.  Picture and Bio coming soon!

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