The First United Church of Christ (Congregational) in January officially will welcome a new senior pastor, the Rev. Adam E. Eckhart, although he is hardly a new face in the historic congregation.
Actually, Rev. Eckhart is 13 years into his calling at the First Church, having served 13 years there as associate pastor after his 2001 graduation from the Yale Divinity School and ordination. Rev. Eckhart also is a Yale College alumnus with a degree in religious studies.