Rev. Charles Redfern is serving as our interim minister. He is ordained by the American Baptist Churches and the CCCC. He has ministered in conflict transformation and organizational healing for over two decades. He was a journalist in the early 1980′s, then studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and graduated magna-cum-laude in 1989. He has since pastored five New England churches. He currently lives in Hebron with his wife Andrea and son Caleb.
Rev. Redfern is a veteran clergyman, journalist, and community leader. He’s also a writer, concentrating on the intersection of religion and culture.
His articles have been published in Creedible.com (now Hartford FAVs), the Huffington Post, Truthout, Christian Ethics Today, Sojourners, StackStreet, Beloved Planet, and The Day of New London. He has served on local governmental boards – including Hebron’s Ethics Study Committee and Green Committee – and was a member of the Evangelical/Catholic group that drafted “A Joint Declaration on Life.” He signed the “Evangelical Climate Initiative” and sits on steering committee for The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs as well as the Board of Directors for the Inter-Religious Eco-Justice Network. He has been a spokesman and panelist at state and national gatherings on religion and climate change.