Pastor Michael D. Jenkins - Pastor - Before being called to Torrington First UMC Rev. Michael D. Jenkins served three years at Trinity UMC
in Newburgh N.Y. Before transitioning in the role as a senior pastor he was an associate minister under the leadership of Rev. Dr.
Charles Ferrara, 2007-2012. He was currently the student ministry pastor at New Life Community Church, New Fairfield, CT.
Pastor Mike is an on-fire charismatic servant of God who loves the Lord, loves people and especially loves youth. Formally the
youth minister/deacon at Jesus Saves' Ministries urban ministry in Bridgeport Connecticut. Pastor Mike was also the coordinator
of lower Fairfield County and he Greater Bridgeport area for the Youth Network Ministries. Pastor Mike has completed several
training classes which prepared him for the work of the ministry; before completing ministerial training.
Pastor Mike’s education background includes studies at North Carolina Agricultural Technical School in Business Administration, currently enrolled at Grand Canyon University Bachelor of Science Psychology online courses. A two year certificate in religious studies from Tabernacle Bible Institute in White Plains N.Y; Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies, Master of Science in Theology and Doctor of Theology from In His Excellence Seminary, a certificate program Bridgeport CT. He is also a certified pastoral counselor through Saint Francis academy Hartford CT. Certified Chaplain in the state of CT through the Danbury Chaplaincy program and a certified Chaplain at Danbury hospital. A loving father and son. My favorite scripture is found in Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”
Joy Corrado Zublena - Minister of Music - Joy Corrado Zublena has been dedicated to her music in every facet of her life since beginning her
study at age three. She is a concert pianist, accompanist, organist, and theater organist. She has given concerts throughout the
East Coast. She has performed numerous times as piano soloist for the Torrington Symphony Orchestra, and won the concerto
competition for piano performance while attending Central Connecticut State University. Joy had also attended the Hartford
Conservatory, the Hartt School of Music, and has attended master classes with renowned organists and choral directors at Colby
College in Maine and Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. In addition, she holds the Service Playing and Collegue
Degrees from the American Guild of Organists. Joy is sought after as accompanist for schools, organizations and individuals. She was also the official accompanist for the Colby Institute of Music in Maine for ten years. Joy has been the musical director for numerous area musical productions. Joy, a former Miss Connecticut, teaches piano, organ, and voice in her home studio.
Chuck Birge - Church Custodian Camille Wesneski - Church Secretary
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