Connor Filkins
I am a recent graduate from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. I graduated from Albertus Magnus College in with a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy in 2016. My particular passion is in youth ministry, which was cultivated by involvement in my home church’s youth ministry. Since coming to and graduating from seminary, my faith focus and personal theology have evolved towards being explicitly inclusive and affirming, as well as being a vocal advocate of marginalized communities. The world was created by God to be diverse, and universal dogma and doctrine can sometimes limit our ability to appreciate the diversity that God’s creation and God’s people have to offer. Please visit my website by clicking here.

 Minister of Music
Anna Brom

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
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

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.