Meet Reverend Laney 


Rev. Matt Laney will be leading us in worship. Rev. Laney is a native New Englander, having been born and raised in Maine. He graduated from Kenyon College and from Andover Newton Theological School with Rev. Donna Manocchio. 

He has served churches in Vermont, Michigan and Connecticut. He is a regular contributor to the UCC’s Daily Devotional and sits on their editorial board. Matt is also the author of a soon-to-be-released fantasy trilogy, PRIDE WARS, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Young Readers. 

Matt lives in West Hartford and is married to Ann Colloton. They have two children, Hally (14) and Camden (12). In his spare time Matt enjoys reading, exercise, keeping up with his kids’ activities, contemplative prayer, theater, good conversation and a good laugh. 

We invite you to join us Sundays to meet Reverend Laney and hear his insightful sermons.

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