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Fuda Family

Jim Fuda, Elder

Jim has been a disciple for 20 years and has served the Hartford church in many roles: Elder, Married Ministry zone leader, and Family Group leader. He has also directed a number of ministries focused on strengthening marriages and families in the church. Jim and Nancy have led Marriage Dynamic courses in Hartford since 2005, after receiving their facilitator certification from Family Dynamics Institute. He is a business leader and a Civil Engineer with 40 years of experience and currently the Director of Operations for the Connecticut region of Alfred Benesch & Company, a national engineering consulting firm. Jim and his wife Nancy have been married for 40 years and have two adult children, Michael (age 35, married) and John (age 31).

Gifford Family

Lincoln Gifford, Elder

Lincoln became a disciple in Boston almost 30 years ago. He and his wife, Irene, were members of the French Mission team, and their 3 children were born while overseas. They returned to the US in 1992 so Lincoln could continue his career as a systems engineer and complete his MBA. They were key members of the group that planted the Hartford church in 1994. Lincoln has served in many ways for the Hartford church ever since, including children’s ministry coordinator, deacon, director, and most recently, elder. All of Lincoln’s children are disciples: Sarah (age 26), Emma (age 24) and Daniel (age 22).