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Broad Brook Congregational Church Calls New Settled Pastor

The members of the Broad Brook Congregational Church voted on Sunday, January 29, 2023 to call Mr. Brian C. Baeder as their Settled Pastor. Pastor Brian had been serving as their Bridge Pastor since July 3, 2022. Mr. Baeder lives in Enfield, CT with his wife Jan.

He is a Certified Lay Minister serving with authorization from The United Church of Christ (UCC) and brings over 30 years of experience in parish ministry. Pastor Brian has also served as Pastor of UCC churches in West Woodstock and West Stafford.

Brian was born and raised in the suburbs of Waterbury, CT and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Roger Williams University. He also attended the MBA program at Bryant University. Mr. Baeder completed the Lay Ministry Program of the Hartford East Association, UCC. His career path included over 45 years in the Aerospace Industry working in the Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Assurance areas of small manufacturing companies. While working full time, he was always deeply involved in his congregation in Enfield, CT before being called to parish ministry.

Pastor Baeder adds to the traditional services at Broad Brook Congregational by presenting the Children’s Story using hand puppets and occasionally plays guitar and sings during the service.

Broad Brook Congregational Church is located at 122 Main Street in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor, CT. Worship and Sunday School begin at 10:00 A.M. every Sunday. We are an Open and Affirming Congregation.