Minister: Reverend Lisa Eleck
Dr. Howard Thurman is quoted as saying, “Do not ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do it, for what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Well, my preparation for ministry has made me come alive. From the writing of prayers and preaching sermons in divinity school, to the transition from my role as a nurse practitioner in hospice, to the pastoral role during Clinical Pastoral Education and visiting parishioners as a minister, to consecrating bread and juice at Communion I have felt that I have been where God wants me to be.
My Ordination on January 28, 2018 was the culmination of that journey. It was an amazing, joyous and blessed experience for me. There was such positive energy that it felt like the presence of the Holy Spirit was strong in that service that afternoon.
The West Suffield Congregational Church has been so welcoming and supportive. I look forward to sharing my love of worship and my passion for social justice, outreach and interfaith relations with this community. And when home, I will relax by taking walks with my dog, taking photos with my camera, reading books, and cherishing moments with my family - especially my grandchildren.
Office Assistance: Pam Nick
Organist: Ed Napolski