Meet the Staff

Pastor Adam Soderberg

Former Postmaster and professional drummer; Adam answered the call to pastoral ministry in 1997 and served the East Orrington Congregational Church (NACCC) as the Youth Pastor (1997-1999); Associate Pastor (1999-2002); and Senior Pastor (2002-2006). He is a graduate of the Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies (CFTS); American Christian College and Seminary (B.A.); Bangor Theological Seminary […]

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Leslie Watkins

Leslie came to South Church in November 2001 as our Church Administrator. She previously worked for 32 years at Hartford Steam Boiler, a local insurance company in Hartford, where she was the Senior Manager of Administrative Services. Leslie lived in Hartford for many years and attended St. Peter’s school and Hartford Public High. She and […]

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Moneca Liz

Her passion for her family, God, and gardening are her daily motivations. Moneca is a Hartford native who enjoys the beauty of the people and history of the city of Hartford. She loves to travel to the Dominican Republic with her husband, Juan. She looks forward to in-reach and outreach opportunities at the church. She [...] Read Biography

Christine Macaluso

Christine and Ryan Dafgek’s families seem to have followed each other around the country! They date all the way back to when their dads were working together and they would have play dates as young children. After getting tired of chasing the Dafgeks around, Christine’s family finally settled in Wethersfield, CT. She graduated with her […]

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Ryan Dafgek

Ryan has lived in six different states throughout his life. He played soccer and ran cross country at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA. Ryan graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 2010 with a Major in English literature and a minor in communications. He currently works as an Operations Support Specialist for The […]

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Candido Montijo

“Dido” is originally from Endicott in upper New York. He lived in New York, New Jersey and eventually Longmont, CO. He played both fullback and linebacker at Faith Baptist School. After high school he went to Maranatha Baptist Bible College for one year where he first felt God call him to ministry. He went home […]

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Todd Case

Retired Captain of the Connecticut Department of Corrections, former Behavior Manager within the East Hartford Middle School; Todd joined the Connecticut Department of Corrections in 1985 as a Corrections Officer at the Enfield Correctional Institution, as an officer he was a member of the Departments Emergency Response Team. In 1989, he was promoted to Lieutenant […]

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