Round Hill welcomes new minister at special service

Dr. Edward Horstmann

Dr. Edward Horstmann

Round Hill Community Church has announced the arrival of its newly appointed Senior Minister, Rev. Dr. Edward G. Horstmann.

Dr. Horstmann, who grew up in Bennington, Vt., has spent the last 14 years as the Senior Pastor at Immanuel Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, in Hartford. Prior to that, he spent 12 years as the pastor at First Congregational Church in Hopkinton, N.H. His education includes an S.T.M. and M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, D.Min. from Andover Newton Theological School and BA from Union College. He currently serves on the boards of the Hartford Seminary, where he also has been an adjunct professor, and the South Marshall Interfaith Coalition in Hartford.

Dr. Hortsmann has said that the practice of ministry is always about pointing the way for a local congregation to become fascinated by the promise Jesus made to his disciples that “greater things than I have done shall you do.” He believes that preaching and worship that engage the imagination, the heart and the mind fuel this fascination.

At the same time, the reverend thinks that as we endeavor to live with faith, hope and love we should laugh and take ourselves lightly, be kind to one another, pause for prayer when our lives have run off track and savor the beauty of creation.

Of his life work, Dr. Hortsmann said, “I love the ministry. I love the opportunity to think and dream and plan and act with people of faith toward a vision of enhancing life locally and globally.”

For more information about Round Hill Community Church or its special celebration to welcome Dr. Horstmann, call 203-869-1091 or visit

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