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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Elder Photo

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

In 2016, Walnut Hill transitioned from having one senior pastor to a team leadership model where Brian Mowrey, Adam DePasquale and Craig Mowrey pastor the church together and partner to oversee and advance key areas in the life of the church.

Read more about Team Leadership here.

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LEAD PASTORS

In 2016, Walnut Hill transitioned from having one senior pastor to a team leadership model where Brian Mowrey, Adam DePasquale and Craig Mowrey pastor the church together and partner to oversee and advance key areas in the life of the church.

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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Bryan Cerrone

Waterbury Campus Pastor

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Becca Mowrey

Worship Director

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Brian Mowrey

Lead Pastor, Bethel Campus Pastor

Christopher Ellington

Christopher Ellington

Production Director

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Clay Norman

Staff Chaplain

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Connie McFarland

Communications Director

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Craig Horne

Family Pastor

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Craig Mowrey

Lead Pastor, Development

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Doug Palmer

Finance & HR Director

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Greg Flower

Youth Pastor

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Jim Bray

Pastor of Care

John Dischinger

John Dischinger

Pastor of Marriage Ministry

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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 Leader

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Nick Barnett

Property Management Director

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Crystal Ellington

Online Campus Pastor

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Karen Sergey

Prayer Director

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Melena Sorena

Special Needs Ministry Director

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Andy Karam

Men's Ministry & Interim New Milford Campus Director

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Brian Prue

Pastor of Spiritual Growth

Chris Vitarello

Ray Pennoyer

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OUR STAFF DIRECTORY

LEAD PASTOR TEAM

Adam DePasquale Lead Pastor, Executive

Brian Mowrey Lead Pastor, Teaching

Craig Mowrey Lead Pastor, Development

Anna Mae Althen Executive Assistant to the Lead Pastors

ADMINISTRATION

Laura Kennedy Ministry Support Administrator

Tanya Maguire Women's Ministry Coordinator

Sandi Miller Database Specialist

Tamsin Smith Next Steps & Campus Administrator

Judy Taranto Receptionist & Facilities Administrator

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP

Bryan Cerrone Waterbury Campus Pastor

Crystal Ellington Online Campus Pastor

Andy Karam Men's Ministry & Interim New Milford Campus Director

Brian Mowrey Bethel 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

John Dischinger Pastor of Marriage Ministry

Lucy Houghton Director of Care Ministries

Leslie Turco Care Administrator

CHURCH IN ACTION

Hailey Hills Resident/Bethel Service Coordinator & Church in Action Local Outreach Leader

Brian Prue Pastor of Spiritual Growth

Renee Sherrick Church in Action Administrator

COMMUNICATIONS

Connie McFarland Communications Director

Elly Mowrey Social Media Coordinator

Tim Reid Social Media Production Coordinator

FACILITIES

Nick Barnett Property Management Director

Steve Bastura Intern/Food Pantry Facilities Team

Neil Bowman 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

KIDS

Rachel Burns Bethel Campus Preschool Coordinator & Special Needs Administrator

Cindy Dachenhausen Senior Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator, Operations

Greg Flower Youth Pastor

Craig Horne Family Pastor

Liz Rivera Senior Children's and Family Ministry Coordinator, Care

Annie Romero Valley Campus Children's Coordinator

Ashley Tortora Waterbury Campus Children's Coordinator

MEN

Andy Karam Men's Ministry & Interim New Milford Campus Director

NEXT STEPS & CONNECTIONS

Mandy Karam New Milford Campus Connections Coordinator

Tamsin Smith Next Steps & Campus Administrator

PRAYER

Karen Sergey Prayer Director

SPECIAL NEEDS

Rachel Burns Bethel Campus Preschool Coordinator & Special Needs Administrator

Melena Sorena Special Needs Director

STAFF CHAPLAIN

Clay Norman Staff Chaplain

WINDOWS CAFE & FOOD PANTRY

Lori Turco Cafe & Catering Manager

WOMEN

Lynne Bauman Pastor of Women & Care Team Leader

Tanya Maguire Women's Ministry Coordinator

WORSHIP & THE ARTS

Andrew Baggett Assistant Production Coordinator

Lexy Chikezie Worship Resident

David Duncan Waterbury Campus Production Coordinator

Christopher Ellington Production Director

Sarah Jennings New Milford Campus Worship Leader

Hailey Hills Resident/Bethel Service Coordinator & Church in Action Local Outreach Leader

Jeremiah Mahadeo Lead Audio Engineer

Becca Mowrey Worship Director 

Brennon Orie Valley Campus Worship Leader

Tim Reid New Milford Campus Production Coordinator

Chris Vitarello Associate Director of Worship

YOUNG ADULTS

Brian Bergen Young Adult Coordinator

YOUTH

Matt Moreira Resident/Waterbury Campus Youth Coordinator

Amy Mowrey Youth Team Admin

Greg Flower Youth Pastor

Annie Romero Valley Campus Youth Coordinator

Lance Sven Lead Youth Pastor

Emily Turco Resident/New Milford Campus Youth Coordinator

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