Joe & Annie Silipo
Joe and Annie Silipo have been disciples for over 30 years. Annie became a disciple of Jesus in the Crossroads Church of Christ while attending the University of Florida. After concluding her Bachelor in Animal Science degree, she chose to move to Boston MA.to pursue a career in the full time ministry. Joe became a disciple in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly upon graduation from the Univ. of Cincinnati with a Bachelors in Information Systems, he also chose to move to Boston to train for the ministry. Joe and Annie met in Boston and were married in 1986. Their daughter Lynda was born in 1989. Soon after her birth the family moved to Milan, Italy to plant a new church. In 1993, their second child, Joseph, was born in Boston. The family then moved to Las Vegas in 1995, Arizona in 1997 where Sammy (their 3rd child) was adopted from Cambodia, then Los Angeles in 2005, back to Milan Italy in 2009, and finally they have put down their roots in Hartford CT where they currently serve as lead Evangelist and Women's Ministry Leader of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ. Click here to contact Joe & Annie.
Tim & Samenthur Blake
Tim and Samenthur (Sam) Blake have served in the ministry in Hartford, CT since August, 2007. The Blakes were married in 2001 in Los Angeles, California, where they served in the ministry together starting in 2000. Together, they led a ministry in the South Central Region of the Los Angeles Church of Christ. After congregational transitions they pursued secular careers (Sam as a teacher, Tim as a mortgage broker and personal trainer), while continuing to serve in the singles and young married ministries in Los Angeles and Orlando. While working with the young marrieds and singles in the Southwest region of the Orlando church, the Blakes were called back into the full time ministry.
Both Tim and Sam were baptized in campus ministries (Tim in San Diego in 1989, Sam in New Hampshire in 1997). Tim left a career in business management with Enterprise in 1999 to serve as a singles ministry leader in South Central, Los Angeles. Sam left graduate school in 1998 to serve Hope Worldwide in Boston, as well as the campus ministry.
After leading Hartford's campus, singles, and young marrieds ministries for some time, The Blakes now serve as evangelist and women’s ministry leader for the North Region, since its formation in September 2011. Their most important responsibility remains their two sons, Tyler (9 yrs) and Tristan (6 yrs). Click here to contact Tim & Samenthur.
Julius & Heather Ferrer
Julius & Heather Ferrer have served & led in the Youth & Family Ministry in the West Region of San Diego (1998 – 2002) and currently in The Greater Hartford Church of Christ (2006 – present). Julius entered the ministry staff in September 2009 after having been a 3rd grade teacher for 2 years here in Connecticut. Heather later joined the ministry staff in September 2013 after 9 years in her high school teaching career. They have been blessed with two beautiful children, Ava & Aidan. The Hartford Youth & Family Ministry comprises of a diverse group of teenagers from 7th through 12th grades and meets weekly for spiritual lessons, activities, sports, and benevolence projects. They are assisted in a tremendous way by a Youth & Family Ministry team of volunteers comprised of Scott and Faith Kenney, Jennifer & Mikayla Cody, and Eric and Erica Richardson. Overall, the Ferrers love God by training and equiping teenagers to live for God and his righteousness in their high schools and in this dark world. Julius and Heather also love their families, dogs, the outdoors, photography, video, exercise, studying the Bible with others, and sushi!Click here to contact Julius & Heather.
Matt & Veronique Webber
Matt and Veronique Webber met at and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2008 and 2009 respectively and married in 2010. Matt became a minister in 2010 (Savannah, GA) and served as campus minister and later church leader in 2012. Veronique received her Masters in Speech and Communication Disorders in 2014 and currently works as a speech and language pathologist in the Greater Hartford area. The Webbers moved to Connecticut in 2014 to lead the Storrs region of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ and minister to the college students across the Greater Hartford Church of Christ. The Webbers enjoy working with college students and teaching them to follow Jesus. The Webbers also enjoy sports, gardening, travel and socializing with people. Click here to contact Matt & Veronique.