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The Reverend Paul Goodman, Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul Goodman has served as Pastor since April 2014, first as our Interim Minister and as our settled pastor since February 2018. With 25 years of ministerial experience (15 in interim ministry serving 7 churches) he brings to Plantsville a love of God, commitment to a thriving Church and a sense of joy and playfulness. 

His office hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. or by appointment. You may also email Pastor Paul at:  skirev52@sbcglobal.net


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Barbara Mackay - Youth Director

Barbara joined the Plantsville Congregational UCC church in 1966 and has always been active, serving as a member and officer of the Board of Deacons numerous times.  She has taught Sunday School (first middle high and then senior high) for over 25 years.  Barbara graduated from CCSU with a degree in Business Education and a Masters in Counseling. 

For over 30 years she was the Dean of Students at Briarwood College (now Lincoln College of NE).  Her involvement in the town of Southington currently includes The United Way, The Hospital of Central CT, and Kristen’s Kloset.  She became the church’s Youth Director in 2011.  She lives with her husband Malcolm (Mac) and has two grown sons.

Barbara can be reached by email at bmackay1@cox.net


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Music Director - Marilyn Cannata


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Christian Education Director - Devin Van Patten

Devin has been attending PCUCC since 2009. She was baptized at PCUCC when she was in high school and completed her confirmation at the church. An active member when she was a youth, Devin is now the Christian Education Director. She teaches Sunday School every week and can usually be found helping Barb out on Sunday nights with the high school youth. 

Devin earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2016 and completed her Master’s in Early Childhood Education/Special Education in December 2018. She became a full time kindergarten teacher immediately after graduation and loves her job! Devin lives in Southington, CT, and can be found spending time with her family when not educating young people.


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Vickey Allen - Secretary

Vickey joined PCUCC in December 2018 as our part-time office manager. She holds a BA in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Richmond and has taken courses at Hartford Seminary. Vickey is a member of First Church of Christ, UCC, in Middletown, where she is chair of the Outreach Committee and involved with various other committees. She is passionate about creating inclusive spaces. You can reach Vickey at the office during office hours (M-F, 9 am - 1 pm) at 860-628-5595 or churchoffice@plantsvilleucc.org.