Johnk , Senior Pastor
Elissa graduated summa cum laude from Wellesley College,
and earned her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School,
where she received a presidential scholarship, an award for
Excellence in Liturgical Reading of Scripture, and was a Billings
Preaching Prize finalist. She most recently served as the
Pastoral Resident at the Wellesley Congregational Church UCC,
through a two-year grant from the Lilly Endowment's Transition
into Ministry Program. Previously Elissa held a ministerial
internship at the Old South Church in Boston. She has also
served as a chaplain intern, worked with Habitat for Humanity,
and as a Fulbright ambassador in Korea. Elissa is originally
from Iowa, and has family in Vermont.
Elissa observes the Sabbath on Mondays, and sets aside Fridays
for worship preparation. She is regularly at the church Tuesdays-Thursdays.
To contact Elissa, email: Revejohnk@oldmeetinghouse.org
Connor, Associate Pastor
David, a native of upstate New York, was ordained to the
Catholic priesthood in 1964.
He spent 25 years as a pastor, a college chaplain (Cornell
University), an educator, and a pastoral counselor, mostly
in Ithaca, NY. In 1991, he, his wife Ann Stanton, and their
children moved to East Montpelier Center. He recently retired
as co-director of the Lamoille Family Center in Morrisville.
Since 1997, David has served as associate pastor of the Old
To contact David, email: Revdconnor@oldmeetinghouse.org
Meet the Minister Gatherings:
What brought you to the Old Meeting House? What keeps you
here? What are your hopes for our lives and ministries together?
What have you always wanted to know about your minister, but
never gotten an opportunity to ask?
In an effort to get to know this congregation and community,
Elissa would like to meet with as many members of the congregation
as possible this fall. Small groups are a good format for
these discussions, and it will be fun to meet in a variety
of settings to suit the needs of those involved. Some possibilities
are a cookout, an afternoon tea, a potluck dinner, a picnic
lunch, or meeting at a coffee shop.
A “Transition Team” has been formed to help set up these
events. If you would like to host or attend a get-together,
please contact Peter Timpone (peter.timpone@VermontCollege.edu,
522-6130 ), Kim Sturgis (email@example.com, 229-5613), Linda
Cueto (firstname.lastname@example.org, 223-5175, ), or Diana Fielder (email@example.com,