Rev. Adam E. Eckhart, Senior Pastor

Senior Pastor - In 2001, Adam graduated Yale Divinity School, was ordained and began 13 years of Associate Pastor ministry at First Church. Previously, he graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Religious Studies.

Starting January 2015, Rev. Eckhart beaome First UCC Milford's settled Senior Pastor.  His responsibilties include working with the Deacons in leading worship and providing pastoral care; leading Confirmation 2 sessions with the ninth graders and offering other faith formation opportunities; working with the Trustees in maintaining the physical and financial integrity of the church; leading the staff; interpreting and articulating God's call to the church and the congregation's vision and faith; and helping equip the church to be the body of Christ in 21st century Milford. 

Adam often uses humor, drama, and music to engage the congregation in lively sermons.  Having led Senior P.F., the church's high school youth groups, on 12 mission trips, Rev. Eckhart plans to stay connected to the youth, young adults and children of First UCC as a fundamental dimension of his call to minister to people of all ages.

Rev. Eckhart has been published in Feasting on the Word (Year B, volume 2) and Feasting on the Gospels (Matthew 1-13) commentaries.   He is married to Rev. M. Ashley Grant, First UCC's Minister of Christian Education.  They have four energetic children.

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