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.  While it is not possible to have an intern every year (Yale is almost an hour drive from our church),  we have historically had a connection to Yale University and Yale Divinity School, dating back to our church’s founding in the 1800s.

Here’s some interesting information about our most recent interns and what they’re doing now…

2008-2009 Rev. Meghan Young, currently a pastor in North Carolina.

2009-2010 Rev. James DeBoer, completed a missionary assignment with UCC Global Missions in Argentina/Paraguay, was Pastor of the Federated Church of Livingston, NJ, and most recently was attending law school.

2011-2012 Rev. Daniel Meyers, currently serving as Chaplain at 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 former Connecticut 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…

mark koyama

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.