meet our team
Reverend Lisa Eleck is an ordained minister in the UCC in January 2018. She previously served as the pastor of the West Suffield Congregational Church, UCC. Prior to her ordination, Lisa was a visiting nurse and nurse practitioner, specializing in end of life care through hospice. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Nursing from University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She worked in hospice until December 2020. She began her divinity school education with Hartford Seminary’s Cooperative MDiv. Program and transferred to Yale Divinity School where she completed her degree and received her Master’s in Divinity.
Reverend Lisa is blessed to have two daughters, Rebecca and Stephanie, their husbands Gary and Dave, and four grandchildren, Evan, Alyssa, Lily and Andy, and her mother, Leona in her life.
Pastor Lisa’s work week is Sunday-Thursday. She tries to respect Friday and Saturday as her days off.
Gail is our administrative assistant/financial secretary which means she keeps the church office running, the use of our building coordinated and bills paid on time. Gail is the “rudder of our ship” and keeps us highly organized and current. Gail enjoys gardening, reading and walking with her dog Mandy. Thank God for Gail!
Jose is our building caretaker. He can fix almost anything and there is always a list to keep up with in a building that is almost 130 years old! He has a world of experience and we are so happy that he is part of our Olivet family.
James has been working as our church custodian for three years now. He grew up in the church and has been working at church since high school and now finishing college. He keeps everything clean and sanitized and also mows the lawn.
Nick is equally gifted at playing the organ and piano!