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Jim Fuda, Elder, President

Jim has been a disciple for 17 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 38 years of experience.  Jim has been married with his wife Nancy for 38 years, and they have two adult children, Michael (age 33 and recently married) and John (age 29).


Loida Nicholson, Vice President

Loida John-Nicholson was converted in the Hartford church in May 1999. Having earned her Juris Doctor in 1990 from Western New England College School of Law, she has worked in the State of Connecticut Assistant Attorney General’s Office and is currently in private practice. In addition to her work as an attorney, Loida has worked as a university administrator, financial counselor and director of an afterschool and summer program for high school students. Loida has been married to Ian Nicholson for 18 years; the couple has two daughters, Lauren and Lian.

Augusto Russell, Treasurer 


Augusto was baptized in 1983 in the Boston church.  Augusto is a graduate of Tufts University.  He has been working in the insurance industry since 1986, taking a three-year hiatus to work for HOPE worldwide from 2000 to 2003.  Augusto is a Partner at May, Bonee & Walsh, Inc., an insurance agency in Glastonbury.  He now handles the insurance for the New England Churches of Christ.  Augusto has served the church leadership and was a member of the Facilities Committee which procured our church building.  He was a contributing author of the H.E.A.T. Report, the committee designated by the Church leadership to study the qualifications of Elders. In addition, Augusto has represented the Greater Hartford Church of Christ as a Board member on the International Mission Society and serves as a Deacon in our congregation. He resides in Farmington with his wife, Suzanne and son Joey.

Tim Blake, Evangelist, Secretary

Tim Blake was baptized in 1989 in San Diego, California and transferred in 1990 to the University of New Mexico to be part of the New Mexico mission team in 1990.   In 1996, he moved to the South Central region of the Los Angeles ICOC to work with the singles ministry. In 2007, the Blakes moved to Hartford, Connecticut to work with the campus and singles ministries and they currently serve as evangelist and women's ministry leader of the North Region of the Greater Hartford Church of Christ.  The Blakes recently relocated to Windsor with their two sons Tyler and Tristan. Click here to contact Tim & Samenthur.

Jason Gingerich

Jason was baptized in 1991 in Colorado Springs, just before starting college at the University of Colorado.  He served in the ministry in the Denver Church in the late 1990's, working in the singles and campus ministries.  Jason and his wife Juliana moved to the Hartford area in 2005 and currently live in Windsor with their two daughters – Savannah and Sydney.  They have led a number of classes for marrieds and singles, including the Dynamic Marriage program and Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  Jason holds the FSA (actuarial) and CFA (investment) credentials and works as a Senior Investment Strategist at Prime Advisors, where he manages fixed income investment portfolios. He currently serves as a director of the International Missions Society and as a Deacon in the Church.