Our Staff

The Rev. David Reed Brown

The Rev. David Reed Brown

Interim Pastor

David comes to us after pastoring the Old Mystic Baptist Church part time for three years, and has also served The First Baptist Church in Essex and The Second Baptist Church in Suffield. David has a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, which recently united with Yale Divinity School. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Vocal Music from Denison University. He also studied at the United Theological College in Bangalore, India, and has ministered over 800 hours as a chaplain in Clinical Pastoral Education, most recently at Hartford Hospital. David and his wife, Cindy, led Music Camps at Camp Wightman for eleven years, and he has organized numerous mission trips domestically and abroad.

Alana Hill

Alana Hill

Office Administrator

Alana Hill joined our staff in September of 2017, She comes to us with a wide variety of experiences. She holds a Master’s degree in Voice Performance from The Peabody Conservatory, and teaches music. Her duties at Central Baptist include managing day to day office operations, handling our website and coordinating publicity for special events.

Mark Salomon

Mark Salomon

Sexton

Mark Salomon carefully tends to our large facility. Mark owns a cleaning business, and uses many handy talents to keep us running as smoothly as possible.

Heidi Butler

Heidi Butler

Interim Director of Music

Heidi Butler recently graduated from Washington College in Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Music performance (piano) – graduating second in her class. She has a background in classical and contemporary music, and she has a warm, humble, intelligent and fun spirit. Heidi has assisted in directing choral music for two years and has directed music in theater, which is very challenging. For the past seven summers she has served at Camp Wightman counseling, being on staff and coordinating individual camps, and this past winter she took a trip to India. She has sung in many choirs and of course grew up performing in her home church in Groton. Her love for music and ministry is in the air she breathes