Meet Our Leadership

Karen Gravino

Karen Gravino


Hometown: Cheshire, Connecticut

Karen belongs to the First Congregational Church of Cheshire. Along with other church members, she has served Communion to her church family as a Deacon, taken care of the children in Sunday School, and been to Leadership Training to help start the Stephen Ministry program. Karen and her husband were blessed with 3 beautiful children now adults and 2 wonderful grandchildren. She love crafts and is always looking for new ideas. In her spare time, she restores her 1732 home with her husband.


Julie Evans


It is both an honor and a pleasure to serve as co-vice president of CT Women of the UCC; I have enjoyed serving for 5 years as a member of the service committee, and before that I was active in Eastern District.

I graduated from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina (a UCC affiliate),   and am a member of North Stonington Congregational Church where I served as Stewardship Chair for over 20 years.   I serve the Mystic Area Ecumenical Council as a church rep and currently am their President.   I chair the church Fundraising Committee, serve on Women’s Fellowship and Publicity, Mission Committee, CWS CROP WALK and other special events.

I am married to Richard B. Evans who is semi-retired and a mathematician.

Their 3 children are Everett, who recently passed away after a long respiratory illness, Helen (41) who still lives at home and attends a work program and  Tom (38) is an engineer, married to Maya Bhat,  with our 2 grandchildren, Naveen (5) and Priya (3).

Currently in North Stonington I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Eastern CT on the Faith Engagement Committee; and have been a Girl Scout leader for 30 years, organizing and starting new troops and programs. I was formerly the Area Girl Scout Service Unit Manager for 10 years, and worked at Camp Pattagansett in East Lyme for 13 years.  She is generally busy with church work: stewardship, fundraising and volunteer driving.

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