The Rev. Dr. Brian R. Bodt retired June 27th, 2018 after 40 years of pastoral                                                                   ministry in the New York Annual Conference, 31 years of which was served in

                                                    the Greater Bridgeport area: Huntington (1987-1995), Golden Hill, Bridgeport                                                                   (1995 – 2006), CEO, The Council of Churches of Greater Bridgeport (2006-                                                                        2012) and Mary Taylor Memorial, Milford (2012-2018).  


                                                    He has recently completed a short-term interim appointment during Advent                                                                     and Christmas, 2018 at New Milford (CT) UM Church.  Pastor Brian, as he                                                                       prefers to be called, has his retirement credentials located at Jesse Lee United

                                                    Methodist Church, Easton Connecticut.                                                       

A third-generation U.M. pastor, Pastor Brian remains active as Vice-President of the Conference Board of Trustees; as a Clergy Mentor and a leader for pastoral transitions.  He is also a trained consultant for the New Consecration Sunday stewardship program.


Pastor Brian received his Doctor of Ministry (with distinction) from Hartford (CT) Seminary (1994); his Master of Divinity, magna cum laude, from Drew Theological Seminary in New Jersey (1979) and his Bachelor of Arts from Western Maryland College (1976).


Pastor Brian is married to Carol Galloway, M.S., P.T.  Together they have four sons: Daniel Bodt and his wife, Melisa, of Fairfield, CT; Adam Schofield-Bodt and partner Katie Armstrong of Cambridge, MA; Aaron Rattley, a senior at Southern CT State University, New Haven; and Ryan Rattley, a junior at the University of Pittsburgh.


For fun, Brian runs, bikes, hikes and plays with all kinds of trains.