Senior Pastor - In 2001, Adam graduated Yale Divinity School, was ordained and began 13 years of Associate Pastor ministry at First Church. Previously, he graduated from Yale College with a B.A. in Religious Studies.
Starting January 2015, Rev. Eckhart became First UCC Milford's settled Senior Pastor. His responsibilties include working with the Deacons in leading worship and providing pastoral care; leading Confirmation 2 sessions with the ninth graders and offering other faith formation opportunities; working with the Trustees in maintaining the physical and financial integrity of the church; leading the staff; interpreting and articulating God's call to the church and the congregation's vision and faith; and helping equip the church to be the body of Christ in 21st century Milford.
As the primary preacher in Sunday morning worship, Rev. Adam often uses humor, drama, and music to engage the congregation in lively sermons.
Rev. Adam's writings have been published in Feasting on the Word (Year B, volume 2) and Feasting on the Gospels (Matthew 1-13) commentaries. His theological interests include the ethics of relationships, Soren Kierkegaard, technology, and sports. Two former Yale Divinity School students--the Rev. Will Brown and Jennifer McCleery--have been supervised by Rev. Adam (Rev. Ashley co-supervised Jennifer).
Rev. Adam is married to Rev. M. Ashley Grant, First UCC's Associate Pastor. They have four energetic children.
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34 West Main Street
Milford, CT 06460
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