Leadership

Staff

Kevin and Liz Merritt – Senior Pastor and Minister of Outreach and Discipleship

Kevin and Liz have served at Stepney since 2007.  They have three grown children and one grandchild.  Kevin grew up in suburban Boston and graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Liz grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Skidmore College in New York.  With 3 children and 14 years of marriage, they attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.  There, Kevin earned a Master of Divinity and Liz received a Master of Arts Degree.  Kevin serves as President of the Board of Hopeline Pregnancy Centers.  Liz serves as Director of Royal Family Kids Camp.

Ben Chase – Director of Student Ministries

Ben is a Connecticut native and a graduate of Wheaton College.  He has taught high school literature at Christian Heritage School for ten years.  In 2019 he received a Masters in Fine Arts in poetry from Western Connecticut State University.  Ben is engaged to be married this summer.

Hannah Barnett – Director of Stepaway Preschool

Hannah is a native of Pennsylvania.  She and her husband Nick have one daughter.  Hannah graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received her Masters of Child and Adult Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.

Bill Brady – Sound Board, Facility

Bill grew up in Newtown and played football for the Newtown Nighthawks.  He has attended Stepney his entire life.  He works full time as an apprentice for a local custom cabinetry artisan.

Leadership Council

Rob Reuter

Rob Reuter

Council Chairman

Tim Scudder

Tim Scudder

Council Treasurer

Kevin Merritt

Kevin Merritt

Council Member

Adela Turtillien

Adela Turtillien

Council Member

Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

Council Member

Andrew Herold

Andrew Herold

Council Member

Sally Schoonmaker

Sally Schoonmaker

Council Member

Glen Sahlin

Glen Sahlin

Council Member

Worship Team

Worship Team

Worship Team

Jacob Johnson, Rory O'Brien, Jason Paz, Martha Tuturo, Rachael Johnson

Leadership

Staff

Kevin and Liz Merritt – Senior Pastor and Minister of Outreach and Discipleship

Kevin and Liz have served at Stepney since 2007.  They have three grown children and one grandchild.  Kevin grew up in suburban Boston and graduated from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  Liz grew up in Fairfield and graduated from Skidmore College in New York.  With 3 children and 14 years of marriage, they attended Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts.  There, Kevin earned a Master of Divinity and Liz received a Master of Arts Degree.  Kevin serves as President of the Board of Hopeline Pregnancy Centers.  Liz serves as Director of Royal Family Kids Camp.

Ben Chase – Director of Student Ministries

Ben is a Connecticut native and a graduate of Wheaton College.  He has taught high school literature at Christian Heritage School for ten years.  In 2019 he received a Masters in Fine Arts in poetry from Western Connecticut State University.  Ben is engaged to be married this summer.

Hannah Barnett – Director of Stepaway Preschool

Hannah is a native of Pennsylvania.  She and her husband Nick have one daughter.  Hannah graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received her Masters of Child and Adult Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.

Bill Brady – Sound Board, Facility

Bill grew up in Newtown and played football for the Newtown Nighthawks.  He has attended Stepney his entire life.  He works full time as an apprentice for a local custom cabinetry artisan.

Leadership Council

Rob Reuter

Rob Reuter

Council Chairman

Tim Scudder

Tim Scudder

Council Treasurer

Kevin Merritt

Kevin Merritt

Council Member

Adela Turtillien

Adela Turtillien

Council Member

Mike O'Brien

Mike O'Brien

Council Member

Andrew Herold

Andrew Herold

Council Member

Sally Schoonmaker

Sally Schoonmaker

Council Member

Glen Sahlin

Glen Sahlin

Council Member

Worship Team

Worship Team

Worship Team

Jacob Johnson, Rory O'Brien, Jason Paz, Martha Tuturo, Rachael Johnson