Our Leaders

Will Snyder

Senior Pastor

Pastor Will

John William (Will) Snyder began his ministry as Senior Pastor at the Presbyterian Church of Coventry in January 2019. Previously, he served as Senior Pastor of the Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church (EPC) from 2010 -2018, following his service as pastor of an independent reformed church in southern Michigan from 2005-2010. A native of the northwest, (Kent, WA) Will received a BA from Western Washington University. Afterward, he moved with his family to Florida where he earned a Masters’ in Divinity at Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando). During his first pastorate he began further studies at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA, where he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in 2015. Will and his wife Shelley, along with their children Natalie, Alivia, and Pierson live in Vernon, CT

Lucas Dourado

RUF Pastor

Lucas Dourado

Lucas has served as campus minister with RUF at UConn since the Fall of 2011. He is an ordained Presbyterian (PCA) minister. He grew up in New Jersey and is a graduate of Wake Forest University (2006) and Covenant Theological Seminary (2011).

Having been involved in RUF while in college, and having served as a ministry intern after graduation, Lucas credits RUF with having been a huge part of his life since he was first introduced to it. Lucas married his beautiful wife Maggie in March 2012. She is from South Carolina and was also very involved in RUF during college. When on campus, Lucas can be found meeting with students, leading small groups, studying, and teaching. When away from campus, he spends time enjoying music, sports, books, and the beautiful scenery of Northeastern Connecticut.

Lucas and Maggie have two children: Margot and Asher.
Lucas’ Contact Info: lucas.dourado@ruf.org, (336) 287-4627

Mark Popovitch

Ministry Assistant

Mark Popovitch

Born and raised in Connecticut, Mark Popovitch has been attending PCC since 1997, after growing up Roman Catholic, and then attending Avery Street Christian Reformed Church in South Windsor. Mark considers himself to have “grown up” at PCC, having attended high school Sunday School classes and Youth Group as a teenager; the church has been very influential in molding him after the Savior she preaches faithfully each week.

Mark has served in a variety of roles at PCC through the years (“anywhere I have the ability to help out I try to”)—roles such as VBS co-director, Pioneer Club, Senior Pastor Search Committee, Sunday School teacher, Newsletter editor, church supply purchaser, and recently as the Ministry Assistant, charged with oversight of the Sunday Evening Worship Service and various other aspects of church ministry.

An M.Div student at Knox Theological Seminary, Mark spends his time with his wife (Amber) and their three children (Natasha, Anton, and Chessa). Mark likes to read and write, enjoys baseball (he is a “retired” baseball umpire who roots avidly for the New York Yankees), and taking hikes on local trails. He’s also been known for his comedic flare, co-starring in a stage play for Mapleton Hall in Suffield, CT.

Bill Glenister

Music Director

Bill Glenister

Bill Glenister has served as choir director at the Presbyterian Church of Coventry for more than 30 years. Along with his wife Barbara – who is the chief accompanist, Bill has directed choir, arranged music for and directed the church orchestra, and been involved in selecting hymns for the weekly services.

All of Bill’s learning experiences regarding church music have been gained during his years of service in Coventry. His other musical accomplishments include serving as Assistant Director of the Laurel Music Camp for 12+ years, performing as a member of the a cappella chorus Take Note!, and directing a Barbershop Chorus in Nevada. Bill is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music with a diploma for Instrumental Performance. In addition to his wife Barbara, all six of their children – who are now adults, have participated in the church's choir. Bill and Barbara reside in North Windham, Connecticut.

Danielle Bolliger

Church Secretary

Danielle Bolliger

Danielle has been a member of PCC since 2010. She became the Church Administrator in May of 2017. Danielle has been married to Deacon Scott Bolliger since 1984. They live in Tolland with their two children, Hannah and Evan, and one dog – their rescue, Abby. Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, riding bikes, or venturing into Boston for a Red Sox game. A favorite Bible verse: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Elders

Armand Chenelle, Doug Fox, Sterling Harmon Jr., Richard Jones, John Sundet, Scott Warren, Brian Wilson

Deacons

Peter Benedict, Scott Bolliger, Howard Craig, Jeff Edwards, Randy Hershberger, Walter Mayo, and David Embree. Deacon Emeritus: Mark Franson.