Church Staff

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French, David
Senior Pastor

Pastor French a native of Connecticut served four years in the military before attending Mattatuck Community College where he received an Associates Degree in Environmental Science. He then attended the University of Connecticut where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Nutritional Science and in 1992 received his Masters of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary. Pastor has served at St. James since August of that same year. Pastor French has been married to Jan for over 30 years and together they raised two daughters Rebecca and Sara and now enjoy the blessings of a grandson Jaiden. Pastor and Jan enjoy fishing and traveling by car as they listen to books visiting family who are spread out from New Brunswick, Canada to Oklahoma

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Goodspeed, Amanda
Director of Music
Joined St. James Team: 
Education: Concordia University, Chicago
Bachelor of Music Education

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All children are musical and are encouraged to use their God-given talents and abilities to His glory. My primary goal in the music classroom is to provide students with experiences to be Tuneful, Beatful and Artful. I want for my students to be confident singers (in the car, in church pews or even in choral ensembles) who are not afraid to move to music (at dances, at their wedding, walking down the street). Music is a joyful experience!

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Hecht, Nola
Church Secretary
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Heckert, Peter
Associate Pastor
Painter, Trish
Business Manager