Mat Samuelson began serving as Pastor of GCC in April 2011. Born and raised in Connecticut, he came to love Jesus and UConn basketball (in that order). While attending UConn, Mat became involved with the student ministry InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF), deepening his love for God and the hard questions of life. After graduating with a degree in History, Mat went on to serve as IVCF staff at Trinity College, U. of Hartford and UConn. After 9 years in campus ministry, Mat married his wife Anne and finished his Master of Divinity degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Together they reside in Glastonbury and are raising a young family.