We are pleased to introduce Rev. Joanne Myer, who started Jan 4th as our Bridge minister until we call our Intentional Interim Pastor. Rev. Joanne is a graduate of Andover Newton Seminary and has trained as an Intentional Interim Minister. In 2021, she will celebrate her 20th anniversary of ordination.
She has served as an interim at the Storrs Congregational Church, Vernon UCC and at the Bolton UCC church. She has also assisted at St. Andrew Church UCC in Sarasota, Florida while living there.
Rev. Joanne and her husband, Andy, have three grown children, two married, one who is a widower and two grandchildren. They live in Vernon and will celebrate 54 years of marriage in September.
The bridge position allows the church to move between the loss of a settled pastor and the arrival of an interim pastor. While the bridge minister is a friend to the church and performs pastoral functions, the position is temporary and as such long-term relationships are not formed.