10295186_1035491339806074_1357889155278208084_oRev. Elivette (Elly) Méndez Angulo is a bi-vocational licensed leader of the United Church of Christ.  She serves as Co-Pastor and Teacher of Manantial de Gracia “Spring of Grace” in West Hartford, CT, while also serving as Program Manager of Franklinton Center at Bricks, Inc. in Whitakers, NC.

Rev. Elly is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School where she completed her MDiv.  In 2013 Elly was the recipient of a Luce Fellowship that allowed her to travel to Indonesia and research themes pertaining to the faith formation of children of interfaith relationships. Elly enjoys traveling, photography, blogging and talking about love and life.  She is a committed woman of faith who loves serving the Divine and has responded to the call to minister and serve all of God’s creation.

LOCAL CHURCH: Manantial de Gracia
• Create/Develop Website June 2013-Present
• Strategic Planning Committee January 2012-2014
• Preach June 2009-Present
• Curriculum Development for Care Ministries 2009-Present
• Mentor/Coordinator, Throne of Grace March 2009-2014
• (Lay)Minister, Christian Education December 2008-2015

• San Lucas United Church of Christ, Chicago, IL
• Saint’s Delight United Church of Christ, Louisburg, NC
• Hillsborough United Church of Christ, Hillsborough, NC
• BPFNA – Bautistas Por La Paz, Keuka Park, NY
• Methodist Missions Youth Group at Franklinton Center at Bricks, Whitakers, NC
• United Church on the Green, New Haven, CT

• Flagg Road United Church of Christ, West Hartford, CT
• Christ’s Community Church, Chicopee, MA

• Pilgrim-St. Luke’s & Nuevo Camino UCC, Buffalo, NY
• Congregational Church of Weston UCC, Weston, MA
• Iglesia Unida de Cristo (United Church of Chapel Hill), Chapel Hill, NC
• South Congregational – First Baptist Church, New Britain, CT
• Yogyakarta International Congregation, Java Island, Indonesia
• LakeView Congregational Church, Worcester, MA
• Manantial de Gracia “Spring of Grace” UCC, New Britain, CT
• Mount Zion Congregational Church United Church of Christ, Cleveland, OH
• Iglesia Bautista Congregasional, New Britain, CT

• Board Member, Parity 2018-Present
• Coordinator, BPFNA – Bautistas Por La Paz Summer Conference 2018
• Member, Hartford Interfaith Prayer Breakfast October 2012-2017
• Member, Worship Advisory Team for General Synod 2013 July 2012-July 2013
• Articles, Sermonettes, Blog Posts to CT Conference, Manantial de Gracia, CHM New England February 2012-Present
• Board of Trustees-Financial Committee, Franklinton Center at Bricks, NC January 2012-2017
• Discernment-Steering Committee, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2013-2014
• Seminarian-at-Large, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2012-2014
• Woman-at-Large, Council for Hispanic Ministries, National Board October 2010-2012
• Member, Council for Hispanic Ministries, New England Region January 2010-2015

• Presenter, Orlando and Rose Costas Lectures in Latino/a Theology “Past, Present, and Future of Latino/Hispanic Ministries” Newton Centre, MA October 2014
• Lecturer, Junior and Senior Students, Daeem Agung Wirowtanan “Religious and Ethnic Diversity” Salatiga, Indonesia January 2014
• Lecturer, Fakultas Kegruan Dan Ilmu Pendidikan, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamasiswa “Cultural Realities of America” Yogyakarta, Indonesia November 2013
• Presenter, Interfaith Youth Pilgrimage “Visiting the Sacred Space of the Other” Central Java, Indonesia November 2013
• Participant, The Young Conference for Asian Pacific Region “New Strategic Culture for Peace and Green World” Tidung Island, Indonesia October 2013
• Presenter, Movie Screening, Universitas Islam Negeri “Girl Rising” Yogyakarta, Indonesia October 2013
• Participant, Agama Dan Televisi De Indonesia Etika dan Problematika Dakwahtainment “Religion and Television Problematic Religious Entertainment” Yogyakarta, Indonesia October 2013

Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, MA:
Master of Divinity, 2015
–Certificate of Interfaith Leadership
–Certificate of Ministerial Leadership
–R. Dean Goodwin Award for Excellence in Communications
Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT:
Cooperative MDiv, 2013
–Certificate of Professional Ministry 2013
–Certificate of Women’s Leadership 2012
University of Phoenix-Ground Campus, Norwalk, CT:
BS in Business Management, 2009
Capital Community-Technical College, Hartford, CT:
Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, 1999

• Orlando E. Costas Scholarship
• Henry Luce Scholarship and Fellowship Foundation
• The Reverend Dr. Hector E. Lopez Scholarship
• Richard and Helen Brown Endowment Fund for Pastoral Scholarship
• Adrienne M. and Charles Shelby Rooks Racial and Ethnic Theological Students

Fluent in English and Spanish (Bi-Lingual / Multi-Cultural)

For additional information: emendezangulo @

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