Pastor Todd Willard

Senior Pastor | Email | x115

Pastor Todd Willard grew up as an active member of First Church of Christ. He then spent several years away in the Boston area as well as Southern CA (where he attended Fuller Seminary) before returning to join the staff at First Church as an associate pastor in 2007. 

He and his wife Tegan (a pediatric nurse at CT Children's) are the parents of three amazing young men: Liam, Silas, and Ezra. Todd has a heart for the community of Wethersfield and the Greater Hartford Region. He is passionate about cultivating a heathy community of Jesus' followers as our Senior Pastor here at First Church.

Our Team!

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    Josh Arcata

    Director of Youth Ministries Email | x120

    Josh lives in Wethersfield, CT, and has attended First Church his whole life. After high school, he spent a year serving in various ministries (including children's, homeless, street envangelism, worship leading, and missional work) in New York City through the New York School of Urban Ministry. Afterwards, he returned to Wethersfield and interned in Family Ministries for Todd Willard from 2018-2022. In addition to his role in youth ministries, he also serves on our contemporary worship team as a vocalist and guitarist.

  • Marilyn Danielson

    Executive Assistant to the Sr. Pastor Email

    Marilyn has been on staff at First Church for over 17 years working in various positions. She enjoys spending time with her family especially her 5 grandchildren who live in Massachusetts. Marilyn’s favorite pastime is golfing.

  • Marie Fabian

    Communications Specialist Email

    Marie lives in Marlborough, CT, with her husband, Jose and daughter, Nala. She graduated with a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Liberty University in 2017. She has attended First Church since 2009 and spent many years serving as a Youth Leader. In addition to her role in communications, she also serves as the female vocalist on the Contemporary Worship Team.

  • Diane Galloway

    Director of Caring and Women's Ministries Email | x117

    Diane is Director of Caring Ministries, and has oversight of the Dementia Caregivers and Understanding Grief support groups, and coordinates the Good Samaritan Committee, Prayer Chain, and support to individuals.  She also plans and leads ministries for women at FC through retreats and small group studies.  Diane lives in Manchester with husband Bob and four-footed friend Bentley, and greatly enjoys involvement in the lives of nearby grandchildren, Ben and Catherine.

  • Vicki Huffman

    Director of Children's Ministries Email

    Vicki A. Huffman has joyfully been a Children's and Family Minister since 1988 when she first began her career at First Church in Wethersfield and served for 23 years.  After a 7 year "blessed detour" working in Hartford with underserved children, she has recently returned to First Church in her prior role. Vicki loves creatively sharing the love of God through the Gospel with all ages, especially children.  She also is passionate to reach those outside of our church walls; in our community, in greater Hartford, and to the world!  She and her husband Tim, her high school sweetheart, live in Wethersfield, where they were both were raised.  They are parents of 2 grown children, a son-in-law, and a future daughter-in-law.

  • Rob Lundy

    Director of Technology and Production Services

    Rob lives in Vernon, CT and has been a lifelong member of First Church. He graduated from the University of Hartford in 2015 with a Bachelor of Music degree  in Music Production and Technology. He is also a musician (saxophone) and is a Multimedia Specialist at Hartford Hospital. Rob supports the technical needs of First Church and provides audio/visual support for services and events.

  • Nathan Scalise

    Contemporary Worship Leader | Email

    Nathan lives in Cheshire, CT with his wife Zoe and son Caleb. He is a composer and multi-instrumentalist with degrees from Swarthmore College, Binghamton University, and the Hartt School. He leads the contemporary worship team at First Church and is always looking for more musicians! 

MIKE DAVIS, Property Manager Email / x129

EDDIE CRUZ, Evening Custodian

KERRY ALLEYNE, Morning and Weekend Custodian 

PHONE — 860.529.1575

FAX — 860.721.7861