At its September meeting, the Andover Newton Seminary board of trustees elected the following individuals to serve four-year terms as trustees.
Robert Giles, a resident of Granby, CT, is a graduate of Western Michigan University and holds an MBA from Michigan State University. After serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Marine Corps, he began his career with Arthur Andersen in Hartford, in Hartford, CT. He later served as chief financial officer at Texon, Inc. and then as chief operating officer of Murtha Cullina LLP, a multi-state law firm headquartered in Hartford from which he retired in 2007. As a volunteer in the nonprofit sector, Giles has served as treasurer and a board member of the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ and also as treasurer and board member of Star Island UCC. Giles a member and currently moderator of First Congregational Church of Granby.
Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Haggray
Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, of Ardmore, PA, serves as executive director of American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) and chief executive officer of Judson Press, based in King of Prussia, PA. An ordained American Baptist minister, Haggray has served congregations in New Jersey, Washington, DC, and Georgia. His ministry has taken him to many countries across the globe and involved him in disciple-making, worship, leadership development, evangelism, mission engagement and resource development. He is deeply passionate about helping congregations and institutions access the human and material resources needed to transform their communities. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia, an M.Div. degree from Yale Divinity School, and a D.Min. degree from Wesley Theological Seminary.
Rev. Richard Huleatt
Richard Huleatt, a resident of Portland, ME, is an ordained United Church of Christ minister who has served congregations in New York, Maine, and Connecticut. He retired from his last pastorate, at the First Church in Windsor, CT, in 2014. He is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School and considers himself a proud product of what always has been the school’s primary mission—to prepare pastors and preachers who serve the local church. He has served previously as a member of Andover Newton’s Alumni Advisory Council.
Diane Parrish, a resident of Westport, CT, is a retired attorney and active member of her community. A graduate of the University of Kansas Law School and the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she earned a B.S. in dental hygiene, Parrish followed the unusual path from the dental office to the courtroom. After retiring from the practice of law, she became involved in a number of nonprofit organizations and civic roles, including as a PTA president, a candidate for city council, and chair of a planning and zoning commission. She has served on the boards of Westport Arts Center in Westport and Mercy Learning Center in Bridgeport, CT. Parrish is a member and past moderator of Greens Farms Congregational Church in Westport.