The NCC pastoral leadership provides oversight to maintain the spiritual well-being and growth of the congregation through:
Worship leadership and thought-provoking insightful sermons
Administration of the sacraments of baptism and holy communion
Personal and family pastoral care
Hospital and home visits for comfort and support
Teaching Christian principles to our children, youth, and adults
If our pastoral leadership can be of service to you, please feel free to contact us through the church office.
Reverend Matthew Crebbin
Rev. Matthew Crebbin has been the Senior Minister the Newtown Congregational Church, UCC since 2007. He has served faith communities in New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A sought after preacher and lecturer, his ministry has focused upon a variety of areas including: theological dialogue, ecumenical and interfaith partnerships, youth and young adult ministries - as well as justice and peace advocacy. He is the Coordinator of the Newtown Interfaith Clergy Association.
Rev. Crebbin grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where he received a BA in Legal Studies in 1988. He received his MDiv. from Andover Newtown Theological School in 1994. He has served in leadership capacity on a number of local, regional and international organizations including: Rotary International, Habitat for Humanity, and various other Health and Human Services organizations.
Since the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, Rev. Crebbin has worked with a broad coalition of faith leaders in CT and nationally to build bridges of understanding and compassion between diverse communities. He has been a leader in promoting peace and reconciliation near and far and has offered his voice and support to the passing of gun safety legislation and finding other means locally and nationally to reduce gun violence in all communities.
Matt is married to Martha and they have four children and a rescue dog. When not involved in ministry or transporting his children to their various activities all around the area, Matt enjoys playing music, singing, carpentry, working on his house, and playing basketball.