Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Bradley J. Bergfalk

Senior Pastor

Pastor Brad and his wife, Roxi, moved in December 2015 from Omaha, Nebraska where he served as the Transitional Lead Pastor of First Covenant Church. Pastor Brad has also served as pastor of Community Covenant Church in Eagle River, Alaska and Covenant churches in Washington State, New York and New Hampshire. Brad is an avid hiker, reader, and enjoys good conversation over nice cup of tea.

Janet Hauer

Office Administrator/Book Keeper

Janet joined the church in 1995, started part-time as the bookkeeper in 1997 and began working full-time in 2005. She enjoys walking, reading, gardening and swimming. Janet has two grown children, Maxx and Emma, and a beautiful grandson, Jayden.

Laurie Pont Hall

Music Director

A life long member of First Congregational Church, Laurie has been the organist since 1983. Music Director since 2008, she also directs the choir, bell choir and youth choir. She practices on a 2-manual, full pedal board Schober home organ that was built by her father. Her hobbies include craft projects, gardening, snowshoeing and ice skating in the winter, and swimming and kayaking in the summer at her lake home in Harwinton. Married to husband David since 1983, they have two adult daughters, Allison and Courtney.

Dylan Ackley

Christian Education and Youth Ministry Director

Dylan and his wife, Hannah, recently moved from Dutchess County New York to serve as the CE and Youth Ministry director at First Congregational. Dylan went to Nyack College for an undergrad in Youth and Family Studies. Before getting a BS in Youth and Family Studies, Dylan received his AS in Communications for filming. He enjoys making short films, hiking, video games, and most of all board games!

Hannah Ackley

Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Hannah serves our church in a volunteer staff position. In particular she focuses on Children’s ministry and has many talents in such. She went to Nyack College for an undergrad in Youth and Family Studies, and has had much experience in leading children and adults to deeper relationship with Jesus. She enjoys the outdoors, loves her family and friends deeply, and enjoys inspiring others (particularly through writing).

Dominic DeCaro

Facilities Manager