Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

Rev. Ed Dayton

Reverend Ed Dayton was appointed to the United Methodist Church of Monroe on December 1, 2019.  He is a lifelong Methodist, shy of a ten year stint worshipping with the UCC. Pastor Ed’s passion for mission and social justice brought him back to his beloved Methodist roots.Pastor Ed enlisted in the Air Force where he…

Denise Wiley

Denise joined our team as church secretary in March, 2016. Denise and her husband, Michael, permanently swapped their Long Island Beaches for Lake Zoar in August of 2014.  Married over 31 years, the Wiley’s have two grown children, daughter, Casie, and son, Collin. Denise’s employment background has been in the healthcare consulting field and she served…

RoseAnne Homola

RoseAnne began her church musician career in 1975 in her home church Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich.  She has served at various churches all over Fairfield and New Haven County — most recently St. Mark’s Lutheran in Black Rock.  RoseAnne’s choral experience includes Director of the American Union of Swedish Singers of Fairfield,…

Bill Florin

Bill transferred his membership to our church when he and his family moved to Monroe in 2005. Since then, he has been active in leadership roles, events coordination, and adult education facilitation. He is a past Council Chair and is finishing a term as Stewardship Chair. Bill has led multiple adult book and Bible studies,…

Rose Aiello

Rose has been a member of our church since 1990.  She assumed the role of treasurer in 2020 and continues to serve as Lay Leader, a role Rose has held since 2008.  Rose served as Lay Leader through 2019 — she was involved in all aspects of church, serving on all committees and assisting the…

Steve Arnold

Steve assumed the role of Membership Chairman in 2020.  He served as Chairperson of the United Methodist Church – Monroe (UMCM) Council from 2015 – 2019. Steve is a lifelong Methodist, who joined UMC Monroe in 2000 after transferring to Monroe for work. Prior to Church Council Chair, Steve held a number of leadership positions…

Marsha Cohen

“Marsha, Marsha, Marsha” has been our nursery attendant for almost 15 years — it’s the perfect position for her because she loves children. Marsha hails from Rochester, NY and is currently living in West Haven with her partner, Steve, and their black lab, Cammie.   In her spare time Marsha enjoys Sudoku puzzles, reading, watching TV and catching up with…

Sue Simmons

Sue has attended our church since the 1980’s. She assumed the role of Sunday School Director in the Spring of 2015 and has served as a member of our Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee (SPPRC). Sue is married and has three grown daughters and an adult stepdaughter. She worked for more than 30 years with the…

Carin Florin

Carin has been a member of the United Methodist Church of Monroe since 2005, and has served as the church’s Parish Nurse since summer 2015.  She works full-time as a Registered Nurse at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT and holds the Board Certification credential in Medical-Surgical Nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She is…