Who We Are
Institution City
Alliance for Community Empowerment Bridgeport
A New Beginning Recovery Homes New Haven
Bethel AME Church Bridgeport
Bethel AME Church Norwalk
Bridgeport Islamic Community Center Bridgeport
Calvary Baptist Church Norwalk
Christ Chapel New Testament Church New Haven
Community Baptist Church New Haven
Congregation Beth El Norwalk
Congregation B'nai Israel Bridgeport
Congregation Mishkan Israel Hamden
Cornerstone Community Church Norwalk
Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport Bridgeport
Evangelical Baptist Church of the New Jerusalem Bridgeport
First Baptist Church Milford
First Church (UCC) Fairfield
Friends of CONECT Action Caucus  
Grace Baptist Church Norwalk
Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Foundation Sikh Gurdwara Norwalk
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Trumbull
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater New Haven  
New Haven Friends Meeting New Haven
Office of the Auxiliary Bishop Archdiocese of Hartford  
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Parish New Haven
Rehoboth Fellowship Church Stamford
Shalom United Church of Christ New Haven
Spring Glen Church Hamden
St. James Catholic Parish Stratford
St. Jerome Catholic Parish Norwalk
St. John's Episcopal Church Bridgeport
St. Paul's Episcopal Fairfield
St. Raphael Catholic Parish Milford
St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Meriden
Temple Emanuel Orange
Temple Israel Westport
Temple Shalom Norwalk
Trinity Episcopal Church Southport
United Church on the Green New Haven
Unitarian Society of New Haven Hamden

CONECT Strategy Team

CONECT is a democratic organization. Member institutions determine the agenda and set the strategy by sending representatives to Delegates’ Assemblies held 2-4 times a year. An elected STRATEGY TEAM meets monthly to discuss the direction of the organization, explore issue strategies, and plan major actions. The EXECUTIVE TEAM, elected from the Strategy Team , works with the Lead Organizer to manage the organization’s finances and administration.

Executive Team Members:

* indicates these leaders also serve on the Strategy Team

Rev. Philippe Andal, Co-chair*

Community Baptist Church

Dr. Liz Keenan, Co-chair*

Friends of CONECT Action Caucus

Mr. Richard Pearce, Treasurer*

First Baptist Church, Milford

Ms. Cindy Zuckerbrod, Secretary*

Temple Israel, Norwalk

Rev. Odell Montgomery Cooper*

Friends of CONECT Action Caucus

Rabbi Michael Friedman

Temple Israel, Westport

Strategy Team Members:

Ms. Reena Aurora

Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji Foundation Sikh Gurdwara, Norwalk

Mr. Phil Kent

Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden

Ms. Karen Baar

Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden

Ms. Therese LeFever

St. James Catholic Parish, Stratford

Mr. Cecilio Cuapio

St. Rose of Lima Catholic Parish, New Haven

Mr. Jose Ostorba

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, New Haven

Ms. Angela DeMello

St. James Catholic Parish, Stratford

Rabbi Evan Schultz

Congregation B’nai Israel, Bridgeport

Mr. Kenny Foscue

Unitarian Society of New Haven, Hamden

Ms. Debra Tangarone

Spring Glen Church, Hamden

Mr. Mostafa Hassan

Bridgeport Islamic Community Center

Ms. Natasha Webster

Community Baptist Church, New Haven

CONECT Organizing Staff

CONECT Mailing Address:


  • PO Box 4298 Hamden, CT, 06514