Church Staff


Pastor

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Mark A. Santostefano, M’Div
(Pictured with wife Judy)
Master of Divinity from
 Gordon-Conwell
 Theological Seminary.
Pastoral Ministry
Men’s Ministry
Worship Ministry
860.906.8685

For decades, Pastor Mark Santostefano has been known for his keenly insightful, yet doctrinal teaching of Biblical truth. But the thing that marks him is his love and passion for Christ Jesus, which has been an enduring testimony to anyone who has known him or been touched by his life. His is a life devoted to making disciples for Jesus, and he teaches and encourages others to do the same. Mark is a true servant at heart, yet a person of inspiration and integrity. In a time when common sense is fleeting and doctrinal understanding of Jesus Christ is waning in many American churches, Mark does not waver from the wonderous work of the Cross of Jesus.  Finding the wonder and power of it, he helps point others to God. But he holds in heart a special place for those who don’t know that Jesus is their true Savior and Lord, and his renewed vision for The Worship Center is to become an ‘evangelistic’ church.

Beyond preaching on Sunday mornings, Mark provides compassionate and wise pastoral counseling for those struggling with their faith in God, visits with those confined to their homes, hospitals beds, or prison cells, and performs services for baby dedications, water baptisms, weddings, funerals or memorials, and other important life celebrations and ceremonies. Mark is also the leader of the Men’s Discipleship group and the men’s retreats.

He’s most comfortable being out and about in public places to either work on his sermon series, do pastoral counseling, post daily devotions on Facebook, or share the good news of salvation through Christ with total strangers over a cup of coffee. Mark loves the community and regularly meets with a group of other area pastoral ministers to pray for each others’ churches and for the advancement of God’s Kingdom through the Gospel of Jesus. He loves the outdoors and often goes for prayer walks and hikes. His hobbies include nature photography, marksmanship, and many other interests, but he likes to do wedding photography in his spare time. He’s a devoted husband and father of four children, and loves spending time with his granddaughter Nina.

If you are in need of pastoral services or ministry, please visit our Pastoral Ministry page, or call the Church Office at 860.228.4442


Elders

George Logan

George Logan

Missions

Pete Morse

Peter Morse

Stephen Ministry & Prayer Ministry

Davey Edwards

Davey Edwards

Finances & Administration

Dwight Ketelhut

Dwight Ketelhut

Building Team



Scott Majek

Building Team & Property Maintenance



Tim Simpson

Worship Ministry


Deacons

Pat & Torre Skjerli
Chris Page – email
Shirley Hewett, Head Greeter and Restoration & Renewal
Tim & Denise Casey, Hospitality / Outreach Team and P.O.D – email
Mark & Sue Albin
Neil & Jill Swenson
Jenn LaRosee


Ministry Leaders

Children’s Minister, Stacy Lagasse – email
Children & Youth Administrator, Matt LaPlaca
M.O.P.S. (Mothers of Preschoolers), Amanda White and Elissa Kavovit
Nursery Coordinator, Judy Santostefano
Stephen Ministry, Patti C. Dunne M.A. Pastoral Counseling, Board Certified Associate Chaplain,860.377.4064 – email
Worship Team Leaders, Carol Simpson, Sharon Gonyaw, Nick Santostefano, Steve Sleeper – email
Women’s Life Group Leader, Sharon Gonyaw – email
THE OPEN DOOR,The Rising, Rob Labrecque – email
Wind & Fire, Vin Colonna – email


Office Administrator

Carolyn Page – email