Rev. James and Judy Wheeler
Pastor Jim was born and raised in Long Island NY. While stationed in Thailand with the US Air Force, he was arrested
for a misdemeanor and placed in a Thai jail in May of 1973.
It was there where he entered into a personal relationship
with Jesus Christ and was saved. After his release he received
an Honorable Discharge in August of 1973.
He moved to Connecticut where he met Judy. They were married
in 1974. After graduating from Sacred Heart University in 1976, they moved to Dallas where he graduated from
Dallas Theological Seminary in 1981.
In 1983, the Lord called him back to Connecticut where he became the Associate Pastor of the Collinsville Congregational Church.
In 1993 Jim became the Pastor of the Collinsville Church.
Jim and Judy have 3 grown children: Jeannette, Jim and Joanna, and three adorable grandchildren.
The Council of Elders
Sepp Markkanen (Chair), Pastor James Wheeler
The Elders are the spiritual leaders of the Church.
Through prayer, supplication and worship, the Elders shall discern the leading of the Holy Spiri
They together are responsible for the preaching, teaching and pastoral needs of the Church and community. The Elder Council shall establish the Church's position on theology and its application to the life of the Church and to social issues.
The Board of Deacons
Rev. James Wheeler (Chair), Bob Stacy, Phil Hanson, Buddy & Debbie Laws,
Fred & Bev Schott, Carolyn Roberge
The Board of Deacons is responsible for the practical needs of Church members. The Board of Deacons is responsible for ministering to those in need; i.e., widows and orphans, the poor, the bereaved, the destitute and those who are habitually absent from Church life.