Staff

 STAFF

 

headshotFather Jonathan Ficara (Catholic)
(860) 423-0856

Fr. Jonathan graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.  He entered seminary in 2008 at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy and was ordained in 2014 by Bishop Michael Cote.  He is Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph’s Parish, St. Mary’s Parish and Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

Rev. Rick Haverly (Congregational)                                                                                                           Picture1
(860) 423-6827

Rev. Rick attended Duke University and Duke University Divinity School. He has served churches in Durham, NC, South Meriden, & Southington, CT. He has worked extensively with youth and service trips. Currently, he is pastor of First Congregational Church of Willimantic, an Open and Affirming congregation, 199 Valley St. at the corner of Walnut St.

 

Picture2Rev. John Heald (Independent)
(860) 456-4626

Pastor Heald lives in Willimantic with his wife, Jennifer.  They have five grown children and a growing number of grandchildren.  They have been actively serving students and the campus community for over 30 years.  He is currently the pastor at Light on the Hill Church at the corner of South and South Park Streets.

 

Father Larry LaPointe (Catholic)
(860) 423-0856

   Father Larry is the director of campus ministry for the Catholic Diocese of Norwich and pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish in Willimantic & Sagrado Corazon Parish in Windham. He completed his seminary training at St. Mary’s in Baltimore in 1970, where he earned a B.A. in philosophy. He also earned an M.S. in psychology and education from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.  

 

 

Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz (Jewish)
(860) 423-3743

Rabbi Jeremy Schwartz has been spiritual leader of Temple Bnai Israel in Willimantic, CT since 2000.  He is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (1997) and served as the Assistant Director of “Kolel: A Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning” in Toronto prior to coming to Connecticut.  His wide range of teaching interests includes particular emphases on mussar (ethical self-improvement), for which he’s received training from The Mussar Institute; prayer and Siddur; modern Hebrew poetry; and the theology of tikkun olam (world-repair).