Pastor Allyson Glass
Allyson is a graduate of Springfield College with a BS degree in Physical Education and Southern CT State University with a MS degree in Adaptive Physical Education and a Sixth Year in Educational Leadership. She retired as the Principal of Rock Hill Elementary School in Wallingford after a 34 year career in education. Allyson graduated from Andover Newton Theological School with her Mdiv degree in May 2012. She completed her Chaplain Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital. Allyson was ordained by the Middlesex Association of the UCC on November 10, 2013 at the Congregational Church in Killingworth, CT where she was a member for 32 years. She served as a Hospice Chaplain with Valley Health Care in New Jersey for two years before being called as the Pastor of the Seymour Congregational Church, United Church of Christ.
MINISTER OF MUSIC
David Bell has been serving as the Minister of Music since June 2019. Dave has been active in the New Haven area for many years as an accompanist, singer, choral director and church musician. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Houghton College and also attended the Hartt School of Music. In 2008 Dave felt a call to seminary and was accepted at Hartford Seminary in their Cooperative Master of Divinity program. He then went on to Andover Newton Theological School where he graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 2014.
He currently serves as an accompanist at the Yale School of Drama and at the Neighborhood Music School. He has previously served as the Director of Music at the Killingworth Congregational Church, the Branford Evangelical Free Church, and as acting Music Director at Prospect Congregational Church. In his spare time, Dave loves theater and the outdoors. He has portrayed many fun and challenging roles over the years with various regional theater companies.
The Seymour Congregational Church, UCC is thrilled to have Dave join us and share his many talents.
DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
Ashley has joined us here at Seymour Congregational Church after working at the Bethel Congregational Church for 7 years as their Director of Youth Ministries. Ashley grew up in Simsbury, CT and attended Gordon College where she studied Youth Ministry. As Director of Faith Formation, Ashley will be creating programs to help nurture our faith.
Ashley Lives in Woodbridge, CT with her husband Sterling, their son Kip, and dog Mack. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys playing softball and spending time outdoors.