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The Reverend Paul Goodman, Senior Pastor

Pastor Paul Goodman has served as Interim Pastor since April 2014. He is now our settled Pastor.  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:


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

                                 Music Director - Marilyn Cannata

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                       Christian Education Director - Devin Van Patten

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Joy Schaefer - Secretary

Joy is PCUCC's part-time office manager. Joy lives in Cheshire with her husband, Scott, and daughter Veronica, and their three cats. Joy's interests include many non-profit organizations. Joy is a board member of the Suburban Garden Club of Cheshire and Cheshire Land Trust board.