our leadership

our leadership

BOARD OF ELDERS

Walnut Hill is a nondenominational, evangelical church. We have a Board of Elders, elected by our members, who are responsible for providing spiritual leadership and oversight. In any given week, our Elders can be found praying with individuals, serving alongside the congregation or supporting our pastoral team as they lead and direct daily ministry. You can contact our Elders at leadership@walnuthillcc.org.

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BOARD OF ELDERS

Walnut Hill is a nondenominational, evangelical church. We have a Board of Elders, elected by our members, who are responsible for providing spiritual leadership and oversight. In any given week, our Elders can be found praying with individuals, serving alongside the congregation or supporting our pastoral team as they lead and direct daily ministry. You can contact our Elders at leadership@walnuthillcc.org.

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LEAD PASTORS

Walnut Hill is in the midst of a leadership transition. Having operated in a three person Lead Pastor team model for the past seven years, Brian Mowrey, who oversaw our preaching ministry, was called to become the Senior Pastor at Kensington Church and moved to Michigan. As our Elder Board prayerfully considers how to address the vacancy of Brian’s role, Lead Pastors Craig Mowrey and Adam DePasquale oversee the entire ministry of the church. For more information on the leadership transition process, please visit walnuthilltransition.org.

Read more about Team Leadership here.

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LEAD PASTORS

Walnut Hill is in the midst of a leadership transition. Having operated in a three person Lead Pastor team model for the past seven years, Brian Mowrey, who oversaw our preaching ministry, was called to become the Senior Pastor at Kensington Church and moved to Michigan. As our Elder Board prayerfully considers how to address the vacancy of Brian’s role, Lead Pastors Craig Mowrey and Adam DePasquale oversee the entire ministry of the church. For more information on the leadership transition process, please visit walnuthilltransition.org.

Read more about Team Leadership here.

ONE CHURCH, FIVE LOCATIONS

We are one church family with four locations in Connecticut as well as online. Each campus has a campus pastor who shepherds the people at the campus.

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OUR TEAM

We also have a team of pastors who are directly responsible for specific areas of ministry, from kids, youth and adults, to care, worship & the arts, prayer and evangelism. Additionally, directors provide support and guidance to the staff to keep the mission forefront and the infrastructure healthy and running smoothly.

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OUR TEAM

We also have a team of pastors who are directly responsible for specific areas of ministry, from kids, youth and adults, to care, worship & the arts, prayer and evangelism. Additionally, directors provide support and guidance to the staff to keep the mission forefront and the infrastructure healthy and running smoothly.

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Adam DePasquale

Lead Pastor, Executive

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Craig Mowrey

Lead Pastor, Development

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Brian Prue

Pastor of Spiritual Growth

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Bryan Cerrone

Waterbury Campus Pastor

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Connie McFarland

Communications Director

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Craig Horne

Pastor of Leadership Development

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Crystal Ellington

Online Campus Pastor

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Doug Palmer

Finance & HR Director

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Greg Flower

Youth Pastor

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Jim Bray

Care Pastor

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Joshua Multunas

Valley Campus Pastor

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Lance Sven

Lead Youth Pastor

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Lucy Houghton

Director of Care Ministries

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Lynne Bauman

Pastor of Women & Care Team Lead

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Melena Sorena

Special Needs Ministry Director

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Nick Barnett

Property Management Director

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Andy Karam

Men's Ministry Director

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Brian Bergen

New Milford Campus & Young Adult Pastor

Steve Martin

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Ray Pennoyer

Waterbury Assistant Pastor

Chris Vitarello

Associate Director of Worship

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OUR STAFF DIRECTORY

LEAD PASTOR TEAM

Adam DePasquale Lead Pastor, Executive

Craig Mowrey Lead Pastor, Development

Anna Mae Althen Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastors

ADMINISTRATION

Laura Kennedy Ministry Support Admin

Sandi Miller Database Specialist

Judy Taranto Receptionist & Facilities Admin

CAFE

Meghan Ouellette Cafe & Catering Manager

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP

Brian Bergen New Milford Campus & Young Adult Pastor

Bryan Cerrone Waterbury Campus Pastor

Crystal Ellington Online Campus Pastor

Joshua Multunas Valley Campus Pastor

Ray Pennoyer Waterbury Assistant Pastor

CARE

Lynne Bauman Pastor of Women & Care Team Leader

Jim Bray Pastor of Care

Lucy Houghton Director of Care Ministries

Leslie Turco Care Admin

CHURCH IN ACTION

Hailey Hills Service & Local Outreach Coordinator

Brian Prue Pastor of Spiritual Growth

Renee Sherrick Senior Church in Action Coordinator

COMMUNICATIONS

Steve Martin Interim Program Director

Connie McFarland Communications Director

FACILITIES

Nick Barnett Property Management Director

Neil Bowman Facilities Team

Todd Desiato Facilities Team

FINANCE

Laurel Goudy Contribution and Banking Specialist

Doug Palmer Finance & HR Director

Marianne Pendergast Financial Assistant, Accounts Payable

Mark Sholtes Accounting Specialist, Concur

FOOD PANTRY

Kara Halpin Food Pantry Logistics & Facilities Support

Hailey Hills Local Outreach & Bethel Service Coordinator

Priscilla Kehoe Food Pantry Administrator

Laurine Nazworth Food Pantry Volunteer Coordinator & Data Administrator

KIDS

Jamie Bergen New Milford Children's Coordinator

Cindy Dachenhausen Senior Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator

Greg Flower Youth Pastor

Craig Horne Family Pastor

Liz Mahadeo Senior Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator

Laura Merchant Bethel Campus Preschool Coordinator

Annie Romero Valley Campus Children's & Youth Coordinator

MEN

Andy Karam Men's Ministry Director

NEXT STEPS & CONNECTIONS

Tamsin Smith Bethel Connections Coordinator & Campus Administrator

PRAYER

Adam DePasquale Lead Pastor, Executive

Rebecca Smith-Jutton Worship & Prayer Admin

SPECIAL NEEDS

Rachel Burns Special Needs Coordinator

Melena Sorena Special Needs Director

STAFF CHAPLAIN

Clay Norman Staff Chaplain

WOMEN

Lynne Bauman Pastor of Women & Care Team Leader

Tanya Maguire Women's Ministry Coordinator

WORSHIP & THE ARTS

Luc Aussavis Audio Resident

Andrew Baggett Production Manager

David Duncan Waterbury Campus Production Coordinator

Christopher Ellington Production Director

Sarah Jennings New Milford Campus Worship Leader

Hailey Hills Bethel Service & Local Outreach Coordinator

Daniel Houghton Audio Support

Mark Moreira Lighting Support

Tim Reid New Milford Campus Production Coordinator

Rebecca Smith-Jutton Worship & Prayer Admin

Chris Vitarello Associate Worship Director

YOUNG ADULTS

Brian Bergen New Milford Campus & Young Adult Pastor

YOUTH

Amy Mowrey Youth Team Admin

Greg Flower Youth Pastor

Matt Moreira Middle School & 56ers Resident

Annie Romero Valley Campus Children's & Youth Coordinator

Lance Sven Lead Youth Pastor

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