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Board of Deacons

The Board of Deacons are the organizers of ongoing church activities. Below is a gallery of our current Board of Deacons and on Sunday morning they can be identified by their name tags. If you have any questions please feel free to approach them. If you are new to our church service, you may be approached by a deacon to welcome you to our service and to invite you to our coffee hour after church. They can also direct you to restrooms and the location of our elevator that can take you to other areas of the church.

  • The Deacons assist the Pastor in the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, the reception of new members during the designated service, in the care and visitation of members of the congregation and in the oversight of the spiritual life of the Church.
  • The Deacons have charge of the supply of the pulpit during the absence or disability of the Pastor or during any interim pastorates.
  • The Board makes recommendations to the Council for approval of an interim pastor when needed.
  • The Board may appoint persons or subcommittees as required to assist in the worship life of the Church, such as ushers, greeters, acolytes, flowers, etc.
  • The Board shall review the active and inactive membership lists of the Church annually and maintain an active register of members.

Peter Creasey

Peter is a 20 plus year member of the PCC, Joining shortly after moving to Prospect with his wife. He is a Postal carrier in Prospect, and was invited by past member Ruby DeCosta to come to church. "My wife and I were greeted with a feeling of open arms, and we just stayed." He has been a member of the Board of Deacons for 15 years.  He is on the Board of Christian Education and teaches 7th and 8th grade education and oversee the confirmation class.  It’s been a challenge to keep these young adults interested, but I know some of them get it when they read their faith statements and quote myself or mention “Peter said…”  Being a member of the men’s club, he has learned to cook hash browns, for the monthly breakfast and have gotten pretty good at it.  Belonging to Prospect Congregational Church has been “spirit-filled”.  

Judy Kennelly

Judy has lived in Prospect almost all her life.  She received her teaching degree from UCONN, taught in the Region 16 school system and was the owner of Prospect Nursery School for 13 years.   She has been a member of PCC for over 50 years.  She has served on various committees through the years and has been a deacon for many years.  Judy is very active in the PCC Evening Women's Association.

Joe Masulli
Marge Biercevicz
Erik Soderberg
Sue Ostuno

Sue has been a member of Prospect Congregational Church since 1965 and had served as a Sunday School for many years in the early 70's. She has served on the finance committee and participated in the junior, youth and senior choirs.  She took an extended break to raise her family and grow a business.  Since returning to PCC, Sue has served on the Board of Trustees and the Finance committee before joining the Deacons 2 years ago.

Jason Wilson

Jason grew up in the PCC and was confirmed and married in this church.  He has served on the Board of Trustees and has been a deacon for a number of years.  Jason lives with his wife Rose in Bristol CT.

Sharry Sargeant

Sharry has been a member of Prospect Congregational Church for 7 years. She is always willing to lend a hand and enjoys being a Sunday School Teacher and helping out whenever she can. Sharry attends PCC with her husband Rich and their son Connor. "The church is our second home and family"





Mark Wilson - Chair

Mark was born in Pennsylvania, raised in Ohio and has lived most of his life in Connecticut.  He became a member of PCC in 1980. Mark has been a member of the Board of Christian Education and is currently the Christian Education Coordinator and the Chair of the Board of Deacons. 

Sandy Pavlowski

Sandy has been a member of PCC for over 10 years and has served on the Board of Deacons for the past 4 years. She is also a member of the choir and a former member of the music committee. I enjoy being involved in the life and work of the church. Outside of her church activity she sings with the Greater Middletown Chorale and she likes to bowl and play trivia games.

Vacancy
Tina Sierra

Tina Sierra is new to the Board of Deacons.  She resides in Prospect, has been a member of PCC for 25 years. Tina attends church with her wonderful husband Rick and they have 3 daughters, 2 step sons, 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters!  Tina has worked a consultant and independent sales director for Mary Kay for the past 30 years.