The United Methodist Church of Enfield
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Meet our new pastor, Rev. Janet Deranian!


Pastor Janet became the pastor of The United Methodist Church of Enfield in July, 2018 appointed by Bishop Devadhar of The New England Conference of The United Methodist Church.  This is her second appointment in Connecticut as a pastor, having also served a church in Massachusetts.  She grew up in Massachusetts, and worked in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania as a history museum curator.  Through her first career, she enjoyed sharing people’s stories through objects. 

Her call to the ministry came as a complete surprise to her when she was working in Pennsylvania, having become active in an UMC through the invitation of a friend.  She knows God as a patient God because it took her over five years to accept God’s call upon her life, and start the journey towards ordination.  Pastor Janet received a Masters of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School in North Carolina where she learned (among other things) to love fried okra and encountered caramel cake.  Now in her second career as a pastor, she enjoys sharing God’s story through preaching and teaching.