Our staff Team

  • jocelyn gardner spencer

    Senior Pastor

    Rev. Jocelyn B. Gardner Spencer was called to serve as Senior Pastor of United Church on the Green in 2019. She is a spirited preacher and worship leader, a skilled listener and counselor, and a committed advocate for justice, equity, and peace. She believes that the church has an essential role to play in bringing about the transformation of our world, our communities, and our lives. CLICK HERE for full bio.


    Music Director

    Caesar is a life-long New Haven native and musician. He studied music at the Neighborhood Music School and then at Yale College and the Yale School of Music, where he earned his M.M. in Oboe with secondary study of Organ.  Caesar loves being a church music director and has continued this work (more of a calling) along with his administrative duties at Yale as the University's Chief Financial Aid Officer.

  • Jack manages our business operations including our facilities, technology, personnel, financial operations, rental client groups and all the many other (non-pastoral) organizational issues for the church. He began his career as a visual artist and musician. He holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a MFA from Syracuse University. His management expertise derives from more than 30 years working as an Executive Director and consultant for nonprofit arts organizations. Jack brings a wealth of organizational, management, design and planning skills to the UCG team.

  • Nancy manages all our fiscal affairs including: bookkeeping, payroll, billings and the other day-to-day money management issues for the Church.

  • nicole atchison

    church administrator

    Nicole manages our "Front Desk" activities and publishes our E-newsletters and worship bulletins. Originally from the South Bronx, she enjoys all forms of music and is now a member of the Greater New Haven Community Chorus.

  • Will Henton is our man for all seasons! He maintains our two buildings, performs mechanical repairs, installs new equipment and helps with our renovation projects. He is also our "Sunday Sexton" for Worship Services. He's an excellent auto mechanic, plumber, carpenter and electrician all-in-one.