Mission of Our Pastoral Care Program: Tends to and cares for members and friends, addressing suffering and isolation by offering comfort, connection and solace.

What is “pastoral care”? It’s anything that has to do with a ministry of compassionate assistance for members of our community who are in need. Pastoral care includes short-term counseling with our ministers, bereavement help after a death, assistance with meals and transportation in a time of illness, and support groups to help with some of life’s challenges. The USNH Pastoral Care Program is led by our ministers but includes many laypersons as well; it was created to serve and care for members of our community through times of illness, injury, bereavement and other hardships.

Many USNH members volunteer with the Pastoral Care Program. Short-term needs are met through our Caring Connections groups, coordinated by the volunteers listed below.   The Lay Ministry Team is comprised of volunteers who have been trained in pastoral care by the Rev. Marion Visel; Lay Ministry members provide support to those who wish to have longer term accompaniment.

If you or another member of USNH has a need, please contact Rev. Marion Visel or one of the Caring Connections Coordinators.

Rev. Marion Visel  203-288-1807,  ext. 207


Lay Ministry Team

Dee Arneth 203-507-2104

Gail Figliola 203-645-8190 href="">

Pat Grigg  203-248-9299

Cathy Jackson 203-387-4008 href="">

Susan Meredith  203-787-4842

Fred Morrison 203-631-5578 href="">

Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537 href="">

Caring Connections Coordinators

Rides Coordinator:  NONE AT THIS TIME  

Meals Coordinator:  Sue Bond 203/230-1766

Friendly Visitors:  Rev. Marion Visel  203-288-1807, ext 207

Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Becky Friedkin  203-407-1146

Sunday Flowers:  Rev. Marion Visel  203-288-1807, ext 207

Caregivers Support Group:  Sarah Whitson 203/288-1537

Elder Support Group: Rev. Marion Visel 203-288-1807, ext 207