Rev. Linda Williams, 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 outdoor recreation. She and her husband have been active in USTU Tae Kwon Do and hold 4th degree Black Belts.
Music Director/Worship Leader
Dianne DeMarco has enjoyed a 40 year career as Director of Worship Arts for many congregations. As a vibrant choral conductor, soloist, accompanist and worship leader, Dianne creates diverse and meaningful experiences on Sunday mornings and fosters fruitful growth with those she works with. A committed Christian, she is happiest when using her gifts and talents in God’s house.
She received her degree in music from WCSU, developing her classical piano technique with Elizabeth Hipple Yates of Old Greenwich CT and Roger Warner of New Haven, CT. Jazz studies and improvisation were honed with Chas Chichetti and organ with Charles Leogrande of Waterbury, CT. She broadened her classical vocal technique with Kathleen O’Hearn of the Hartt School and modern styles and techniques with Andy Anselmo of The Singers Forum in New York City, breathwork with Clark Terry of The Juilliard School. Adding choral conducting and composition with James Furman, she has a vast command of skill which breathes easily between sacred and secular musical applications.
A love of composing, creating new projects and meeting new people spark her interests when time and the Spirit permit.
Caitlin Cannavaro, Administrative Assistant
Caitlin Cannavaro and her husband, Taylor, have been attending Salem since the baptism of their first daughter. They have three daughters and are expecting a fourth child in April 2019! Caitlin began her role as Administrative Assistant in September 2017. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management. Before serving at Salem, She worked for several companies, and most recently was a rehab manager for a nursing home and was a server at local restaurant (in her free time!).
In addition to caring for three very busy daughters and helping the church run smoothly, she and her family enjoy spending time with their extensive family in the area.
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 seven years she has been babysitting for local families. Four 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.