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An Inclusive Christian Community

A warm welcome from our friendly and caring "little white church" in Bolton, Connecticut, where worship was first gathered in 1720.


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Rev. Brandon Yaghjian-Tison

Pastor Brandon joined BCC, as of January 1, 2023, as their next settled Senior Pastor and Teacher, joining with his husband of 13 Years, Kevin and their two boys Joseph (13) and Eddy (16). Rev. Yaghjian-Tison resides in Norwich, CT and comes to BCC with several years of experience in finance, management, and more. A Graduate of Capella University with his Bachelors of Science in Business Administrations, focusing on non profits, and also from Chicago Theological Seminary with his Masters of Divinity. Rev. Yaghjian-Tison was ordained into the UCC on November 27, 2022 and comes to BCC filled to the brim with excitement and enthusiasm for both the congregation and the local community. Pastor Brandon has a ministry that is focused on the wider community and all the issues that face it from homelessness and marginalization to respect and equality for all.


When not in the pulpit Brandon can often be found kayaking or camping and spending time at his home lounging in the pool or around a cozy wood fire in the colder months. He loves all things technology and has actually studied sound engineering and has managed sound for several large name acts all over the New England area and more. Pastor Brandon brings to BCC a fresh perspective on the value of technology in worship and how this can play in the vitality of the local church. Pastor Brandon also brings with him his love for food, and has worked as a caterer, party planner, and in luxury hotels for many years prior to his ministry here with us. 

While appointments are not necessary to meet with Pastor Brandon, if you need to meet with him due to any of the following, please call the office to make an appointment: wedding planning, funeral arrangement, counseling, baptism, new member or any meeting where you may need uninterrupted time.


E: PastorBrandon@BoltonUcc.org

O: 860-649-7077

C: 401-742-0042

To Schedule an appointment with the Pastor Please use the form below. 


Support Staff

Jessica Romeo

Minister of Faith Formation

O. 860.649.7077

E. ChristianEd@BoltonUCC.org

Jessica Romeo lives in Andover, CT with her husband Ken, their children Kayla and Joseph and their dog Lily. They have been members of Bolton Congregational Church since 1999.

Jessica has been involved in the Christian Education program at BCC for 20 years. She took over as the director in 2010.

Jessica loves everything nature, most of all the ocean. When she isn’t working with the youth of the church, you will most likely find her with a book in her hand and her feet in the sand. The music and arts hold a special place in her heart, and whenever she can she will implement the arts into the teaching of Sunday School.


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Office Manager

O. 860.649.7077

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Mary Douglas 

Organist and Co-Music Director

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Tonya Laymon

Choir Director and Co-Music Director

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Tonya Laymon earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy at Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.  During her time at Marywood she was a featured soloist in numerous performance ensembles and won a Medal in Performance.  She also served as the Assistant Director of Marywood University’s Children’s Chorus.  After college, she worked as a Music Therapist in several juvenile detention centers and state hospitals in both Pa and Ct.  While working as a Board Certified Music Therapist, Tonya went back to school to earn her certification in music education.  Tonya also earned two Master’s of Science degrees in Educational Leadership and Music Education from Purdue University and Central Connecticut State University. She also earned several master credits at UCONN for Opera Performance. 

Currently and for the past 17 years, Tonya teaches high school music at Norwich Free Academy.  She teachers several choirs, three levels of piano, and three levels of music technology.  She has previously taught in the Hartford School District, East Haven School District, and Tolland School District teaching everything from high school/ middle school piano, guitar, to elementary general music, choir, and band.  Tonya is also currently the new Choir Director at Bolton Congregational Church.  She also contracts out to several different churches in the area to either sing or play the piano.  But most importantly she is a proud mother of a teenage daughter who is currently in college seeking to pursue a career in deaf studies.


Officers 

Ross Lally

Moderator 

Chief Administrative Officer 


Randy Bobb

Chair of Stewardship 

James Bahre 

Chair of Finance 

Chief Financial Officer

Doug Sauer 

Clerk

Boards 

Laureen Mainville

Chair of Deacons 



Lloyd Pederson 

Chair of Outreach

Finance

Rachel Moser 

Treasurer



Dick Brown 

Financial Secretary / Investment Committee

Deb Busick

Financial Secretary 


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