Pastors

We have been recently blessed to be led by Christ-centered, Biblically-based worship services given by Pastors Mark Horton, John Roy, Rich Woodward and Bernie Powell.  Below is more information about them.  We invite you come see what is happening at Sherman Church, to meet our Church Family, and hear an inspirational message that Christ has in mind for you!

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The Rev. Dr. Mark A. Horton is currently a Pastoral Associate at Green Valley Presbyterian church in Green Valley, Arizona. He served the Sherman Church as Transition Pastor in 2000-2001. He lead the WestConn Christian Ministry for 20 years and also taught Humanities and Philosophy at Western Connecticut State University  He retired in 2017. Pastor Mark will be preaching four of five Sundays in September.

Pastor John Roy and wife Darlene.

Pastor John Roy and wife Darlene

For over 25 years I worked at the Torrington Company in various capacities in Information Systems.  At the age of 51 God called me to ministry and I attended Asbury Theological Seminary I n Kentucky. After seminary I served in East and West Granby UMC for four years followed by ten years in Westhampton UMC in Long Island.  My wife Darlene and I have now been retired for six years.  In retirement God has called me to working with the homeless and needy in several Torrington organizations. In addition, I have had the pleasure of preaching in over 15 area churches. Pastor John will be preaching two Sundays in October.

Pastor Rich Woodward and wife Martha:

Rev. Richard H. Woodward: Was born in Detroit the eldest of four boys, graduated from Royal Oak Kimball High School, Central Michigan University and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.“Pastor Rich” served as pastor in East Freetown Congregational Christian Church and was the pastor of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Dunstable, Massachusetts from 1989 to 2013. In September 2014, he became the intentional Interim Pastor at Greenwoods Community Church in Ashley Falls Massachusetts.  In October 2016 he became interim of the Sherman Congregational Church.  He is married to Martha, and they have three grown children and two grandchildren.  He enjoys hiking, swimming, reading and playing with his grandchildren.  He is living in the Lime Rock Village section of Salisbury, Connecticut. Pastor Rich will be preaching two Sundays in October. 

Pastor Bernie Powell and wife Cheryl have blessed us with their incredible gifts. They are off to return to their home in Massachusetts and an active retirement! Below are photos of our special coffee hour send-off:

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