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Church Officers

Rev. Stanley Youngberg - Interim Pastor

Rev. Stan is currently our interim pastor as the church seeks to find a permanent seated pastor.

 Moderator - Robert Harvey

Robert Harvey is currently the Moderator of the Prospect Congregational Church and serves as Chair on the Board of Trustees.

Vice Moderator - Katie Reed

Practically born and raised in Prospect, I have a strong love for this town and an appreciation for its uniqueness after living in Indiana for 10 years and then Pennsylvania for 5 years before returning to my hometown. I was confirmed Catholic in my youth but drifted away from any faith until challenges years later in my physical health and marriage. I was motivated a return to God and a relationship with Jesus, initially through a Unitarian church in PA (where I chose to be Baptized again in January 2012), then an Evangelical church that I found upon returning to Connecticut, and finally finding a home in the Congregational Church here in Prospect. Though I have a passion for reading, sailing, and cooking, I devote much of my energies to prayer, being the best mom I can be for my three girls, and helping others whenever I can.

Clerk - Sue Loud

Sue joined the Prospect Congregational Church in 1989 and currently serves as our Clerk.  She has served as Church Historian and a Sunday School teacher.  Sue was also part of Marion Naylor's Waterbury Sandwich Ministry.

Treasurer - Sheryl Mann

Sheryl is currently the Treasurer and is responsible for the handling and accounting of all money belonging to the Church, including its invested funds. She is responsible for attending monthly Church Council meetings where she provided Council with a monthly financial statement.

Assistant Treasurer - Gary Arndt

Gary has been a member of Prospect Congregational Church for more than 47 years. He has served on various boards and committees including the Deacons and as Treasurer and currently serves on the Elevator committee, Board of Trustees, is Chairman of the Finance committee as well as  Assistant Treasurer. He graduated from Tufts University in 1965 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and worked for Uniroyal Chemical in Naugatuck for more than 37 years, retiring in 2003.

Financial Secretary - Tina Soderberg

Tina had been the office administrator for 14 years and is currently the Financial Secretary and Bookeeper for the church.  Tina also is a Sunday School teacher and is heavily involved with all aspects of church life.

Assistant Financial Secretary -  Judy Niatopsky

Judy is a 16 yr member of the Prospect Congregational Church.  Past service includes the Board of Missions, Board of Trustees, Assistant Treasurer, Nominating Committee and many fundraising committees.  Besides being the current Second Assistant Financial Secretary she also serves on the ad hoc Elevator Committee. 

Second Assistant Financial Secretary - Sue Hudson

Auditor - Jered Moore

Jared is a lifelong Prospect resident and has been attending Prospect Congregational Church since 2005. He currently serves as Auditor for PCC and sits on the communications committee. He is an active member of the church along with his wife, Robin and 2 children, Evan and Emily.  Jared graduated from Southern CT State University with a B.S. in Mathematics. He is currently a Director of Client Transitions at Prudential Retirement and is a Licensed Supervisory Principal with the Financial Industry Regulator Authority. (FINRA) Aside from spending time with family, Jared is an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.

Historian - Lucas Colaci

Lucas was baptized and raised in the Prospect Congregational Church and was recently confirmed. Outside of church, Lucas plays AAU baseball and basketball.  He has a strong interest in history that encouraged him to accept the nomination for the church historian position.

Asst. Historian - Debra Colaci

I have been blessed to be part of the Prospect Congregational Church throughout my entire life.  In her youth, Debra was active in Sunday school and Youth Fellowship.  After confirmation, she served on the Board of Deacons for several years.  Currently she serves as a member of the Pastoral Care Committee and as the Asst. Historian.  Debra is married with 4 children, resides in Bethany, and works full-time in healthcare management.