Three Program Support Staffers Hired

Three Program Support Staffers Hired

Three new part-time program support associates have been added to the Southern New England Conference staff.
Elisa Wilson
Elisa Wilson, who began work last week, is supporting the Center for Transformational Leadership.  Wilson has done support work with The Salvation Army, program administration with King’s Chapel Early Care and Education Center in Hartford, and program coordination with the University of Connecticut.

“I have always been drawn to work in which I can support growth and self-realization of stakeholders, and the SNEUCC provides a unique opportunity for me to do both!" Elisa said. "I am excited to join the team at SNEUCC and I look forward to supporting ministers and clergy throughout the New England region to maximize their internal potential, realize their spiritual vision, and meet the diverse and evolving needs of their spiritual communities. The team at SNEUCC is so positive and welcoming, and I consider it a privilege to support their great work.”

Elisa, who lives in Bristol, CT, graduated from Eastern CT State University with a B.A. in Political Science and continues to do graduate work.
Sean Amato
Sean Amato of Cranston, RI, will begin Oct. 12 as the program support associate for the Faith Formation Team.

“Sean recently served in Cairo as Communications Associate for Coptic Evangelical Office of Social Services (CEOSS), a partner of UCC Global Ministries.  He brings a wealth of administrative experience and a love for the UCC which makes him an excellent fit for this position," said Debby Kirk, Faith Formation Team Leader. "We are pleased to welcome him to our team.”

Sean is a member of Beneficent Congregational Church in Providence, RI. 

"I said 'yes' to working with the SNEUCC because of what it represents: a joint effort to support our churches, a group of good people doing good works. I am honored to be working with the SNEUCC," he said.

Roslynn Hooks
Roslynn Hooks has begun working part-time supporting the Together We Thrive program, a partnership between the Conference, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts and the New England Synod of the Evangelical Luteheran Church.

Born and raised in Hartford, CT, Roslynn 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.

Roslynn said she has for several years had a strong desire to find a career that would allow her to feel a sense of giving back & faith.

"Sometimes God will make you wait on purpose so that you will know it was His favor that brought you through,’  she said. "This is why I am excited about this role. In my heart I believe that I have the ability to bring several assets to the program, but, I also know that this role will stir up something in me spiritually that has been dormant for far too long.”

Together We Thrive Program Director Heather Ramsey-Mabrouk said she is thrilled to have Roslynn on board.

"The skill and experience she brings from her previous work in the non-profit and education world along with her enthusiasm for the mission and vision of Together We Thrive and the Southern New England Conference make her a wonderful addition to our team," she said.




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