Reverend Crystal Paul-Watson

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The Reverend Crystal S. Paul-Watson became pastor at United Methodist Church of Hartford on August 1, 2020. She previously served as pastor both at New Milford-Edenville UMC (2014-2020) and Grace UMC (2018-2020) in Orange County, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership, and a Master of Divinity degree.

Pastor Crystal was raised in a large, musical Christian family, fifth oldest of eleven siblings. She preached her first sermon at the age of 14 at a major conference in Chicago. Soon after receiving her Bachelor's degree, while teaching English at an inner city Junior High, she also served as a Youth Pastor and then Associate Pastor at an area church. She has been the lead administrator of family Christian programs and church-held community events, and participated in foreign mission programs...She loves nature, family time, the arts (music, visual arts, and liturgical dance.) Pastor Crystal is married to The Reverend Derrick Watson and is mother to Zyanna Rain.


Office Assistant

Office Assistant

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Our Office Assistant joined us in late 2014.  She has worked as an administrator in a number of industries and enjoys serving the United Methodist Church of Hartford community and reporting to Pastor Crystal.  She has a wide variety of office responsibilities including handling correspondences and bulletins, and keeping the office organized and efficient.

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."
Ecclesiastes 3:1


Jeffrey Hill

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Jeffrey has been the building and grounds manager/custodian at United Methodist Church of Hartford since July of 2009. He is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and upkeep of the church building, as well as the church and parsonage grounds. Jeff performs repairs himself, and is also involved with the hiring, coordinating and supervising of outside contractors. Among his other duties are monitoring fire safety and security systems, provision of custodial supervision and services for non-church meetings, and supervision of volunteers for church maintenance projects...Jeffrey lives in the West End of Hartford, and is active in the West End Civic Association.




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