Meet the Staff

Pastor Adam Söderberg

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). Dr. Söderberg is a graduate of the Congregational Foundation for Theological Studies (CFTS); American Christian College and Seminary (B.A.); Bangor Theological […]

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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

Lauren Pouliot

Lauren began as a choir member in 2009. In 2015, she left the choir to move to Colorado; but the Lord led her back! She now serves as both Director of Communications and Choir Director. She lives in Winsted, CT with her husband, Matt and their son, Levi.

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Ryan Dafgek

Ryan has been serving the music ministry of South Church for almost a decade and has held the role of Worship Arts Director for 3 years. Brought up in the church by his parents, Ryan’s first foray into music as a child was singing hymns. When he isn’t working on music or events for South, […]

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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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