No matter who you are, or where you are on life's journey, You Are Welcome Here.


Pat Pirotta

Office Administrator

Pat Pirotta began her ministry at the First Congregational Church in April 2008.  Originally, Pat was the part-time Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor Search Committee that called Rev. Kristen Kleiman.  When the Office Administrator resigned, the church knew they had a perfect candidate in Pat.  Pat and her husband have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law.  Pat brings numerous gifts to this position, not the least of which is her faith, a friendly smile, and the ability to multi-task!

The Church Office is open Monday through Thursday, 9am-12noon and by appointment.


Bill Degan

Organist and Choir Director

Bill Degan began his music ministry at First Congregational Church in October, 2017.   He plays the organ and piano, and directs the Adult Choir and the Youth Choir.  Bill is currently Subdean of the Waterbury Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  Bill is also a retired physics teacher, a ski instructor, and a tenor in the Hartford Men in Harmony, the local barbershop chorus.  His wife, Jean, is a piano teacher and also an organist.  Bill and Jean have three grown children who are also musicians.   They also have three grandchildren.  Bill has served as organist and music director for local churches since coming to Connecticut in 1981, and is happy to have found a “home close to home.”


Jacob Humerick

Handbell Choir Director

Jacob Humerick directs the Handbell Choir. He is a middle school band director, trumpeter, and longtime church member.