Senior Leadership Team

Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership Team steers the ship and ensures that the Southern New England Conference staff work to fulfill the Conference's Vision and Mission.


The Rev. Darrell Goodwin

Executive Conference Minister
860-233-5564

As the chief vision-keeper, communicator and strategist, Rev. Goodwin is responsible for guiding the Conference in its positive and transformative impact in our world. He also represents the Conference in ecumenical, interfaith and public gatherings and events.

Read more about him, and find his videos, blog posts and preaching schedule, here

Darrell Goodwin


Dawn Hammond

Executive Minister for Policy and Finance
508-244-4196

Dawn Hammond supports the Vision of the Conference by making sure the organization is on solid financial footing and has clear and helpful policies to guide our work.  She is responsible for:

  • SNEUCC budgeting, accounting and finance
  • Policy development and implementation throughout the organization.

For local church leaders with similar portfolios, Dawn recommends the resources at our SNEUCC website here , particularly the Church Finance Handbook, which answers many questions commonly asked by treasurers and trustees.  Other resources at the same page address how to prove nonprofit status and how to conduct an internal audit.

Dawn Hammond
She/her


The Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly

Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry
508-244-4311

Rev. Garrigan-Byerly provides leadership for the Area Conference Ministry (ACM) team assuring that the ACMs work as agents of transformation. ACM’s bring adaptive change by provoking and nurturing discipleship, new life, and creative partnerships in and through the love and justice of Jesus in our clergy, churches and Associations. She also provides support to the Unified Fitness Review Committees, Conference-wide Committee on Ministry Steering Team and General Synod delegation.

Rev. Garrigan-Byerly enjoys quilting and gardening, wonderful metaphors for ministry, and shares daily life with her husband, tween daughter and dog.

Liz Garrigan-Byerly
She/her


The Rev. Dr. Chris Davies

Executive Minister for Programs and Initiatives
508-244-4454

The Rev. Chris Davies is responsible for stewarding the leadership of the Faith Formation, Justice and Outdoor Ministries Teams, as well as the Center for Transformational Leadership. She also oversees the Conferences' daily operations, facilities and assets and activities.

Chris Davies


Hillary Sage

Executive Assistant to the Executive Conference Minister
860-233-5564

Hillary is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Conference Minister of the Southern New England Conference.

Hillary Sage


Patti Babcock

Senior Administrative Assistant
508-875-5233

Patti supports the Executive Minister for Area Conference Ministry, the Rev. Liz Garrigan-Byerly, and the Executive Minister for Conference Programs and Initiatives, the Rev. Dr. Chris Davies.  Patti also staffs the Volunteer Development Committee, and the General Synod delegation.

Patti is an avid beekeeper, and an enthusiastic but mediocre gardener.

Patti Babcock
She/her


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