Center for Transformational Leadership

Center for Transformational Leadership

The Center for Transformational Leadership equips clergy and lay leaders, congregations and covenantal partners of the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ with resources, tools and support to create a new vision and do the transformative ministry they are called to do in the local church, local community and the world.

Bridget Sheridan Johnson

Bridget Sheridan Johnson

Director, Center for Transformational Leadership
Email:      Phone:  917-855-0964

 Bridget ensures that the Center for Transformational Leadership reflects the SNEUCC value, “We believe God calls us to bring new life as agents of change and so we embrace and encourage adaptive and transformative leadership wherever the Body of Christ is gathered.”  She is responsible for program development, marketing strategy, staff management, profitability and overall operations. Contact her for:

  • Questions regarding strategic partnerships & ideas for new programs



Karen Ziel (she-her)

Karen Ziel

Assistant Director, Center for Transformational Leadership
Email:    Office: 860-761-7104      Cell: 860-917-9541 

Karen works in partnership with the team to guide congregations in self-assessment and discernment, and to provide or suggest effective programs for clergy and lay leadership development.  Contact her to:

  • Connect your congregation with the tools and resources you need to transform your work, your leadership and to discern your church’s mission
  • Have a conversation on assessment and discernment
  • Join a Clergy Community of Practice Group (For SNEUCC clergy)



Elisa Wilson

Elisa Wilson  (she-her)

Program Support Associate for Transformational Leadership

Elisa has done administrative support work with The Salvation Army, Program Administration with King’s Chapel Early Care and Education Center in Hartford and Program Coordination with UConn. She graduated from Eastern CT State University with a B.A. in Political Science and continues to do graduate work.

She lives in Bristol, CT and enjoys skiing and hiking


Heather Ramsey Mabrouk (she-her)

Heather Ramsey Mabrouk

Program Director, Together We Thrive Initiative
Email:    Phone: 978-801-4119

Heather is a part of the Center for Transformational Leadership staff. Heather’s primary role is to direct, oversee and implement the ecumenical leadership development programs of the Together We Thrive Initiative, which is funded by the Lilly Endowment’s Thriving in Ministry grant and a grant from the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation (for Affinity Groups). 

Contact her about:

  • Learning to use Family Systems Theory to understand congregational dynamics (Tending the Fire Program)
  • Training to be a Professional level Clergy Coach and use coaching in your ministry setting.
  • Questions about current and future Affinity Groups (year long, topic centered, expert led, learning groups).
  • Suggestions for ecumenical events or learning groups for Authorized Ministers with our Together We Thrive partners (New England Synod of the ELCA, Lutheran & the Episcopal Diocese of Western MA).
  • Questions about Coaching & Coaching services
  • Requesting Professional Clergy Coach Services for Pastors, Church Staff, Lay Leaders, Congregations, or Committees.

Roslynn Hooks  (she-her)

Roslynn Hooks

Program Support Associate for Together We Thrive Initiative

Roslynn Hooks, born and raised in Hartford, CT, spent nearly 12 years with Junior Achievement of Southwest New England as the Director of Education.  After leaving her position with Junior Achievement, she held several roles focused on event management, customer service and administrative work.   For the past 5 years, she has been employed as the Catering Coordinator for Panera Bread and will continue to hold this position part time while working for the Conference through Together We Thrive part time. 




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