Pastor Rev. Tamara Moreland
Rev. Moreland is a spiritual and strategic visionary with a proven track record of providing pastoral leadership. She will begin her 4-year term in April 2021. As our Designated Term Pastor, Rev. Moreland will work collaboratively with lay leaders, members, and staff, to lead FCC on the Green through a period of revitalization and renewal.
As Area Conference Minister (the first African American woman to hold this position in the Southern New England Conference of the UCC) she is responsible for 105 churches and their associations and committees on ministry since 2012.She coaches clergy, creates leadership training opportunities on search and call, conflict resolution, and strategic visioning. She also provides leadership for Unified Fitness Review, Interim Ministry, Boundary Training, and Pandemic Re-entry.
As a second career minister, Rev. Moreland brings more than 20 years of experience spearheading innovative initiatives and providing leadership development opportunities in higher education and faith-based institutions. Nationally, Rev. Moreland is a speaker and coach with expertise in ministerial formation, clergy boundary training, and women in ministry. Rev. Moreland is widely recognized for her insightful and inspirational approach to preaching. She holds a Master of Divinity degree (M.Div.) from Yale University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Hartford, and has completed coursework for a Master of Science in Organizational Behavior at the Barney School of Business. We welcome Rev. Moreland and look forward with excitement and great anticipation to journeying together to achieve God’s plan for FCC on the Green
Senior Deacon Darleen Whitemore
Darleen Whitmore has been a member of First Congregational Church on the Green for about 30 years. Throughout those years she has served the church in various capacities including serving as a Sunday School teacher, as part of the usher board, as part of the church's nursing unit, and as a longtime member of the Gospel choir. The warmth and welcoming nature of the church body as well as the church's commitment to serve the wider community is that which attracted her many years ago and now keeps her committed to support the growth and evolution of FCC. She is excited to take on this new role as Senior Deacon.
Deacon of Caring: Stacy Paulin
My name is Stacey A. Paulin and I reside in Bridgeport, CT with my husband Robert and our daughter Jennifer.
I work for Beiersdorf, Inc. and have been with them for 23 years. I am a Consumer Relations Representative.
I have been a member of FCC for over 20 years. I am currently the new appointed Deacon of Care. I am excited about this new responsibility and I appreciate the trust that has been given to me.
Deacon of Sacrament: Monique Govil
My name is Monique Govil. I live with my husband Pradeep in Norwalk. We have 4 adult children and 3 grandchildren.
I teach Dutch language arts and culture. I also volunteer at the Lockwood Mathews mansion museum as a docent and an event coordinator.
I joined FCC in 1986. It’s my church home and we are a true family in Christ.