Staff & Leadership

Thumbnail.ashxRev. Joy A. C. Perkett
Cell phone: 860-581-0493
Office hours: Joy keeps office hours at the church on Mondays 1 – 3 p.m. and at Essex Coffee and Tea Company (51 Main Street, Essex, CT) on Wednesdays from 9 – 11 a.m.

About our Pastor: Joy A. C. Perkett was called by the congregation in early May 2014 and her first Sunday was July 13, 2014. She is an ordained minister in the American Baptist tradition and holds a Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work from Boston University. Prior to her call to First Baptist Church in Essex, she worked as a faith organizer around issues of economic justice and as a case manager with people recovering from addiction and mental illness. Joy is married to Matthew Nuss, a marine meteorologist, and enjoys hiking, reading and spending time in God’s creation.

Laurie Ladr
Organist and Choir Director

Betty Austin
Bell Choir Director

Robin Hawkes
Contemporary Music Leader

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