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.

Announcing Soon!

Announcing Soon!

Office Administrator
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.

Ellen Effman-Gilbert

Ellen Effman-Gilbert

Interim Director of Music

Ellen is a person of deep faith who prayerfully leads the music at Central. She is a full time choral music educator at Mystic Middle School, and she was the 2016 Connecticut Choral Music Teacher of the Year! She leads award-winning choirs across New England, and has more than 25 years experience as an educator. Ellen received her music degree from UCONN. We have accompanists on piano every Sunday, so Ellen is free to direct the choir front and center. Our traditional worship service is a delightful mix of organ and piano music with some contemporary blended in. Ellen plays the organ. Choir rehearsal is usually Thursday nights at 6:30 pm.