North Central Region

The North Central Region of ECCT is located geographically in (mostly) Hartford and Middlesex counties, and span an area from north to south from Suffield to Killingworth and east to west from Bristol to Middle Haddam. We are thirty-three parishes strong and enjoy communities that are rural, suburban, and urban.

The NC Region may be most well-known for encompassing Connecticut’s capital city of Hartford and for hosting the diocesan offices, The Commons, in Meriden. We are easy to access from all over Connecticut as Interstates 84 and 91 run through this Region. While we may no longer be the home of the Whalers (hockey), we are the proud new parents of the Hartford Yard Goats (baseball) and the Hartford Athletic (soccer). Not only sports in our Capital city, but there are many opportunities to engage with the arts in both Hartford and throughout the NC Region. Lest you think that the NC Region is only Hartford, the southern and northern portions of the Region boast beautiful farms, river access, historic Main Streets, and marvelous places to eat. We are a diverse Region of many cultures including European, Latino, Brazilian, African, Asian, Caribbean, and much more.

We have parishes of all types: country parishes set in woodlands, suburban parishes just a hop, skip and a jump away from local culinary delights, and urban parishes thick in the action of city living. Our diverse parishes offer many ways of welcoming and including all people in our worship services and ministries. We are active within our local, state, and world-wide communities. Some of our ministries include community gardens, food pantries, outdoor worship, support of the arts, homeless shelters, advocacy work, and ecological support. We encourage the sharing of ideas and programs that will help strength our faith and connections with each other and those we meet.

North Central Region Leadership Team

  • Jonathan LynchSt. Alban’s, Simsbury
  • the Rev. Deacon CJ PuskarzGrace, Newington
  • the Rev. Val MillerArmsmear, Hartford & Grace, Newington
  • the Rev. Deacon Felix RiveraGrace, Hartford
  • Casey RousseauTrinity, Hartford
  • Stephen KarwowskiGood Shepherd, Hartford
  • Katy ForlineEpiphany, Durham
  • Shannon DemarestChurch of the Holy Trinity, Middletown
  • Bob PearstonSt. Gabriel's East Berlin