Minister of Discipleship and Mission
Lisa has 20+ years of ministry experience, 11 of which were as Director of Caring Ministries for WCC.
She believes each of us, children of God, are here for an important reason – to discover and grow close to God, and serve God with everything in us. We are partners together in what God is doing, what we are becoming, and where we are going as faith community here at Wapping.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, Lisa is responsible for nurturing, growing, equipping and empowering individuals, committees and groups to fulfill the ministries and missions of WCC, in collaboration with the Senior Minister.
Lisa’s education credentials include graduate studies in Business Administration with Marketing concentration at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center. She completed The Hartford’s Leadership Training Program for Developing Recognized Leaders, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications, Magna Cum Laude, from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK.
She has lived a full professional life, with 12 years of executive and career coaching experience, as well as 20+ years of business and entrepreneurial experience in a variety of roles – Account Management, Training and Development, Project Management, Team and Operations Management.
Contact Lisa: email@example.com or (860) 644-0833, ext. 12.
Maria Centola Director of Music Ministries
Maria is a well accomplished and internationally recognized pianist who is also a very talented organist with a passion for music. She is originally from Russia where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree. Shortly thereafter she came to the United States where she received two Master of Music degrees from the Hartt School of Music. Maria is currently a music teacher at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington. She is also a member of two ensembles that perform throughout the Hartford area. One is a jazz group called The Jalapeño Quartet and the other is a tango band called InfiniTango, for which Maria is the founder and director. Prior to her hiring at WCC, Maria served as Music Director at the Congregational Church in Columbia, CT and then as Pianist/Organist for the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Hartford, CT. Maria lives in Vernon with her husband, Markus.
Contact Maria at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Office Administrator
Please contact Kathy with inquiries on weddings, baptisms, or facility rentals.
email@example.com or (860) 644-0833, ext. 10.