About Us

DRCC is a vibrant, active church for all ages.

Welcome to
Deep River Congregational Church

Deep River Congregational Church celebrates faith, joy, and love as a Christian community. Our church family lives in many towns throughout Connecticut, yet Deep River is our church home.

Welcoming & uniting all people in our faith

We are a member of the United Church of Christ, a denomination concentrated in New England with active congregations throughout the country. Our Congregational denomination descended from the New England Pilgrims and Puritans, was a leader in building colleges and universities (including Harvard and Yale), and integral to the missionary movement which sought to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Our predecessors were among the first to fight for the abolition of slavery, to provide schools for the descendants of slaves, to educate women and recognize the ordination of women to the ministry. Our denomination today remains committed to welcoming and uniting all people into our faith.

Worship & Music

We welcome you to join us for worship and special services, whether in-person or live-streamed!

Sunday Services

News, weekly message, Communion & Sunday bulletin.

Youth & Learning

Learning experiences for all ages to discover faith in everyday life.

Special Services

Weddings, baptisms, funerals, and more provided year-round.


Our church choir & bell ringers add joy to our worship!

A community helping to make a difference

Through One Great Hour of Sharing and our own denomination, we fund aid to victims of disaster, war, and famine in our country and around the world. We support outreach projects such as:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Shoreline Soup Kitchen
  • And much more!

Our Green Team inspires us to be better stewards of God’s creation. We encourage children and adults alike to believe that they can make a difference in the world.

We welcome you to join us!

Church Staff

Rev. Timothy Haut


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Rev. Dr. Cheryl Caronna


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Kris Lindner

Office Manager

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Sybil Higgins

Director of Christian Education

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Chelsea Chiappa Ehmke

Director of Youth & Family Ministries

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Annetta Sekula

Director of Music

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Dayle Larson


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Claudia Hardy


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Alison Karam

Public Relations & Communications

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Will & Elisa Grote


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Church Council, Boards & Committees

Serving on a DRCC board or committee can be a rich and rewarding experience.  We encourage you to participate and share your talents with us! 

Contact the Church Office to if you’re interested in participating.

Council & Committees Contact & Directions