Staff

Pastor
Rev. Kendrick Norris
Interim pastor
pastor@centerchurchmeriden.org
NorrisKendrick02Rev. Norris was ordained in 1977.  In addition to his Master of Divinity Degree, he holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Psychology and Clinical Studies and a PhD of Pastoral Psychology. Rev. Norris was the Associate Pastor at First Church in Guilford, CT for 10 years and the Senior Minister there for 26 years. He most recently served as the Interim Minister at First Church in New Britain.   Rev. Norris resides in Guilford with his wife, Mary.

 

Minister of Music
Anna Brom
annabromvt@gmail.com

BromAnna01Anna Brom is a classically trained pianist with a Bachelor of Music from Minsk Academy of Music, 1983, majoring in Piano Performance.  She has 22 years keyboard experience as an organist in the U.S. starting in 1996 as Principle Organist of the Faith Methodist Church, Burlington, VT, playing services, weddings, funerals & as accompanist for their choir.  She also worked at So. Burlington High School, So. Hero Congregational Church and, for the last 5 years, Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne, VT. Anna has two sons and three grandchildren. She begins at Center Church on Aug. 1, 2017.

Christian Education Director
Maureen Hamilton
christian.ed@centerchurchmeriden.org
HamiltonMaureen02Maureen Hamilton is our Director of Christian Education and coordinates the CCC Youth Group. Maureen teaches 5th and 6th grade in the Regional District #13 school system. She is married and has two adult children. Maureen has been a member of the United Church of Christ since her childhood. She works tirelessly to support all members of Center Church on their own personal faith journeys.


Church Secretary

Joan Gordon
secretary@centerchurchmeriden.org

GordonJoan02Joan was born in Meriden and spent her whole life here.  She graduated from Maloney High school and attended Quinninpiac (College) University.  She has two daughters, Kimberly Adamowicz and Jennifer Gordon, two wonderful grandchildren, Emily Adamowicz a sophomore at Central Connecticut University and Evan Adamowicz a Junior at Maloney High school.  She has been a member of Center Church for 52 years and the church secretary since 1994.  She has been on several church committees, and also taught Sunday School for many years and served on the Board of Deacons, the Christian Education Committee and most recently on the Missions Board.