Monday, November 27, 2017

Your Advent Bloggers

As has become a tradition in ECCT, this Advent you will have the opportunity to hear from people in the ordination process for the priesthood in CT. Their photos and bios are below. Daily Advent reflections will begin December 3, 2017. Advent Blessings!
- Molly James, Dean of Formation

Carrie Combs recently finished seminary in Sewanee, TN and is thrilled to be back in Connecticut serving as curate at Trinity in Newtown, where she works primarily with children and youth. In her downtime, she enjoys baking, playing the French horn, and spending time with her husband Nik and their dog, Declan.

Armando Ghinaglia is a third-year student at Yale Divinity School and is a member of the Episcopal Church at Yale. He served as an intern at Christ Church in Redding this past academic year and is currently applying to law schools. When he is not studying, he likes to travel with friends, read the psalms, and relax with his family and his dog.

Matt Handi is a member of St. Paul’s, Southington. He is the husband of Jenn and the father of two, Liam and Victoria. Matt works as the Operations Manager at The Commons in Meriden. In his free time he enjoys hiking, reading, and cooking meals for his family.

Jett McAlister is a postulant sponsored by the Trinity College Chapel in Hartford.  Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, he made his way to Connecticut by way of Houston, Charlottesville, and Chicago.  He currently works as Associate Director for Student Success and Career Development at Trinity College.  Jett enjoys long-distance running, world cinema, writing poetry, and strong black coffee.

Dana Capasso Stivers serves as the Associate Executive Director and Chaplain at Incarnation Camp and Conference Center in Ivoryton and is a member of St. John’s, Essex. She is also currently serving as an intern at St. James’, New London. She enjoys living at “camp” with her wife, Abby, and their dog, cat and chickens.

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