Ministers/Staff

Senior Minister

Reverend Carolyn Patierno

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Reverend Carolyn Patierno is beginning her 22nd year of ministry with All Souls New London. 

The Reverend Carolyn Patierno has served All Souls since 2001.  This call is her first having graduated from the Pacific School of Religion that same year.  In the course of her tenure, the congregation has experienced a range of transitions including buying, renovating, and then settling into a new home, hosting and sharing space with a local non-profit that serves homeless men and women, staffing for growth and transitions, and an ever evolving congregation.  All of these keep congregational life interesting and dynamic!

Prior to seminary, Reverend Carolyn was an HIV prevention & sexuality educator.  This work meant traveling throughout the United States and abroad as a trainer and health advocate.   Previous experiences that also influence her ministry include having been an actor and preschool teacher.  She was raised Roman Catholic and found Unitarian Universalism as a college student in 1981. 

Within our walls Reverend Carolyn has a particular commitment to children and youth and their spiritual and religious exploration.  She leads the Coming of Age program and each week during the service shares the Story for All Ages.  As well, she takes very seriously the connection between a faithful life and one that is dedicated to the creation of a more just world.  Beyond our walls she serves as a founding Board member of the New London Homeless Hospitality Center as well as other ministries dedicated to creating peace.  She currently serves as board president of the Immigration Advocacy Support Center in New London.  

And she likes to have fun, celebrate, to pay attention and reflect on all that is our lives.  Worship engages all of these commitments and Sunday mornings is Reverend Carolyn’s favorite time of the week.

With all of the congregation, she looks forward to welcoming you to All Souls.

You can contact Reverend Carolyn by clicking on the email icon above her photograph.




Acting Associate Minister

Reverend Dr. Catriona Lanza

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Rev. Catriona joined the All Souls staff in August, 2023. She comes our way via the UCC (United Church of Christ), having served in ordained ministry in New England for twenty years. She attended seminary at Andover Newton Theological School and has a DMin in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Rev. Catriona deeply appreciates the broad umbrella and “kaleidoscope spirituality” of Unitarian Universalism and enjoys hearing each person’s unique path to UU’ism and All Souls. Prior to entering ministry Rev. Catriona was a research scientist in Immunology. She loves the ways science and spirituality intersect, and indeed peering down a microscope at cells was often an awe-inspiring experience. She has a keen interest in meditation and how that practice connects neurology and spirituality. She also is interested in end of life. Rev. Catriona is Scottish, has lived in various parts of the world and became American “on purpose” in 2015. She retains a strong interest in Celtic Spirituality. Rev. Catriona is excited to be serving All Souls and looks forward to meeting you.




Director of Faith Formation

Perry Montrose

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Perry Montrose has been a religious educator for twenty years, serving four different congregations, with nine of those years leading Faith Formation at All Souls. It is his focus to create a space where children, youth, and adults have the freedom to discover and express their individuality, within a faith community that meaningfully connects them around common values. Perry believes in the transforming power of love in our world and embraces the responsibility to “side with love.” He commits to creating a Faith Formation ministry that welcomes each family as they are and encourages authentic spiritual growth.

You can reach Perry by clicking on the email icon above his picture.




Faith Formation Administrator

Arlene Stoltz

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We welcome back Arlene Stoltz as our Faith Formation Administrator!




Office Administrator

Tammy Barber

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Tammy joined the All Souls staff as Office Administrator in December 2017. Tammy brings a wealth of experience having worked in municipal positions in her hometown of Griswold, CT. You can reach Tammy at office@allsouls.net




Choir Director

Coming Soon.....




Audio-Visual Technician

Jesse Edwards

Jesse joined the All Souls staff in 2013. Where would we be without Jesse?!




Accompanist

Bil Groth

Bil Groth has been providing music for our Sunday morning worship services and accompanying the weekly evening choir rehearsals since 2006. After completing studies in jazz improvisation and composition at the Berklee College of Music, he spent 15 years as a professional musician in Memphis, Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia before returning to his home state of Connecticut. Bil continues to enjoy motivating and inspiring his piano students and presently performs with four area bands, including his own jazz group.




Accompanist

Gery Elliott

Gery Elliott has served as organist and accompanist for All Souls since 1976. In addition to sharing his musical talents at All Souls, he is an instrumental music teacher and band director in the public schools of Douglas, MA, having worked there since 1985. Gery is also the summer organist at Weekapaug Chapel in Westerly, RI.




Custodian

Darrlye Hill

Darrlye joined the All Souls staff in July 2023.  Welcome Darrlye! 




Technical Assistant

Adam Mathiason

Adam joined the All Souls staff in June 2022 as our assistant technical director.  Welcome Adam!




Affiliate Minister

Rev. Mark Robel