Rev. Linda Williams, Senior Pastor
Pastor Linda and her family, which includes her husband of 31 years, Michel, and their children, Lauren and Daniel, are from New Hampshire. She earned her Masters in Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, (Boston, MA) with an emphasis in Urban Ministry and holds Bachelor degrees in Early Childhood Development and Graphic Design. She has served churches in NH, MA, and MD.
Within the Covenant, she has served on numerous boards for the denomination. In addition, she has led workshops in the areas of Abuse and Trauma, Relationships, Marriage and more, also served as a retreat speaker.
Pastor Linda has a passion for building healthy families, a love for children and a heart for helping people find wholeness and healing in their lives through Christ. She holds a Specialized Certification through International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (icisf.org), is a CT-certified EMR, and a member of the CT CISM team.
For rest and relaxation, Linda enjoys gardening, art, reading, and walks with her husband. She and her husband have been active in USTU Tae Kwon Do and hold 4th degree Black Belts.
Susan Anthony-Klein, Music Director
Susan has been the music director at Salem Covenant Church since 1991. The choir has produced two CDs. One is called "Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord;" the other is called "Christmas on Baldwin Hill." Susan is an accomplished musician and a great leader. She has a Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of Connecticut and did post graduate studies at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Susan, we are proud to say, has performed at Carnegie Hall! But her greatest love is for her late husband, Kevin, and their twin sons, Aaron and Maxwell in college.
Susan is also actively engaged with several community musical programs and serves as accompanist in various local university Music Departments. She has an avid interest and great talent in making miniatures for doll house enthusiasts.
Joe Snedden, Pastoral Intern
Joe Snedden and his wife, Maddy, are from Chicago, IL, and love board games, good theater, and art. Joe has degrees in Communication and Religious Studies from Purdue and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at North Park Theological Seminary. When he is is not writing papers for school, Joe enjoys a good book, Doctor Who and talking about pop culture.
Stephanie Shaw, Nursery Care Provider
Stephanie Shaw, from New Milford, CT, is a student at Western Connecticut State University, studying Business Management, with hopes to become an event planner. Stephanie specializes with working with working with young children. For nearly six years she has been babysitting for local families. Three years ago, she became a part-time preschool teacher at a local daycare center. She is excited to work at Salem as the Nursery Care Provider. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys Tang Soo Do (in which she holds a 2nd degree Black Belt), yoga, the movies and spending time with her family.