Clergy & Staff
Reverend Carolyn Young
Rev. Carolyn is a retired UCC Pastor who resides in Hamden. A former Pastor of Whitneyville UCC, Rev. Carolyn has a son, Charles & 3 granddaughters. She received a Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois in Social Work & a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. 20 years later, she graduated from Chicago Theological Seminary. Rev. Carolyn was ordained in 1984 in the Chicago Metropolitan Association, Illinois Conference, UCC. She completed training in Clinical Pastoral Education and served in several hospitals as Chaplain. She moved to CT in 1989 served as Chaplain at Yale New Haven Hospital and then accepted a position at Connecticut Mental Health Center as Director of Pastoral Services until 1990.
Administrative Assistant/Financial Secretary
Kathey 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. Kathey is the “rudder of our ship” and keeps us highly organized and current. Thank God for Kathey!!
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 into college. He keeps everything clean and sanitized and also mows the lawn.
Hal Baird is our summertime musician. He keeps the beautiful piano music playing while we worship in the Fellowship Hall throughout the summer months.