Pastors

Since 1652, when we were founded as Newtown's village church, 30 pastors have served our congregation. (One pastor, Peter Fish, served twice.) Their stories appear below. Except for the biographies of James Lyon, Renwick Jackson, Pat Davies, Stanley Jenkins, Louis Knowles, and Anette Westermark, all the biographies in this section are adopted from articles written by Robert Singleton.

  Pastor Commenced Ended
1. John Moore 1652 Died 1657
2. William Leverich 1662 Died 1677
3. Morgan Jones 1680 Resigned 1686
4. John Morse 1694 Died 1700
5. Robert Breck 1701 Resigned 1704
6. Samuel Pumroy 1708 Died 1744
7. George McNish * 1744 Resigned 1746
8. Simon Horton 1746 Resigned 1773
9. Andrew Bay * 1773 Resigned 1775
10. James Lyon * 1783 Resigned 1785
11. Peter Fish * 1785 Resigned 1788
12. Elihu Palmer * 1788 Resigned 1789
13. Nathan Woodhull 1790 Died 1810
14. Peter Fish * 1810 Died 1810
15. William Boardman 1810 Died 1818
16. John Goldsmith, D.D. 1819 Died 1854
17. John P. Knox, L.L.D. 1855 Died 1882
18. George H. Payson, D.D. 1882 Resigned 1889
19. Jacob E. Mallman 1890 Resigned 1895
20. William H. Hendrickson 1896 Resigned 1906
21. David Yule 1906 Resigned 1910
22. George H. Feltus 1911 Resigned 1917
23. Howard A. Northacker, Ph.D. 1919 Resigned 1960
24. Joseph F. Quick 1961 Died 1964
25. Albert F. W. Marcus 1964 Resigned 1964
26. J. Renwick Jackson, Ph.D. 1964 Interim 1965
27. Charles L. Sorg 1965 Resigned 1992
28. Patricia W. Davies 1993 Interim 1996
29. Stanley J. Jenkins 1996 Resigned 2011
30. Louis L. Knowles, D. Min. 2012 Interim  2015
31. Anette I. Westermark, D. Min. 2015    

* indicates stated supply