Senior Minister

Reverend Richard Allen

Rev. Dick Allen grew up in South Glastonbury in the 1950’s; graduated from the Williston Northampton School; received a BA from Trinity University in San Antonio; and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School. He served UCC parishes in South Dakota and Wisconsin before coming to South Church in 1988. He and Andrea have four adult children and seven grandchildren. He is a frequent traveler to Malawi, Central Africa where he builds mission partnerships and collects stories of Kalulu the trickster rabbit. His passion for mission touches everything he does!

Associate Minister

Reverend Larissa Forsythe

Larissa received her B.A. in Fine Arts at Western Carolina University (North Carolina) with a concentration in theater. She went on to get her M.F.A. in Acting at Lindenwood University (Missouri). She spent ten years acting and teaching in the professional theatre scene in the St. Louis area before being called to ministry. She then studied at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis and graduated in 2014 with a Master of Divinity Degree.  She believes that ministry at its best is collaborative and that, together, we have everything we need to do the work before us.