Rev. Dr. Heather P. Wright was called to Stanwich Church as Pastor of Care and Connection in 2018. She graduated with a double major in Rhetoric and Communications and French from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, before earning a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (with her first year at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary), a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University and a Doctorate in Ministry from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Her first call after seminary was to Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, VA as a Post-Graduate Pastoral Intern.
Heather has served in many other arenas, including domestic and international missions, youth ministry, interfaith work, graduate teaching, spiritual direction, therapy, hospital and long-term care chaplaincy. Before being called to Stanwich, Heather served as the Executive Director for the Greenwich Center for Hope and Renewal (GCHR), a faith-based counseling center founded out of an ongoing ministry partner with Stanwich Church. She was blessed to lead a team of ten therapists and two staff. In her work prior to GCHR, for Greenwich Chaplaincy Services, as Chaplain and Director, leading a team of chaplains in seven senior care facilities in town, Heather developed a heart for interfaith dialogue. She served as the President for the Greenwich Fellowship of Clergy and continues on their Executive Committee. A regular clergy columnist for the Greenwich Sentinel, she has also published four books: Redeeming Eve (Baker), Small Group Leadership as Spiritual Direction (Zondervan), co-authored with George Faller both Sacred Stress (Skylights Path Publishing) and True Connection (Fortress Press). Heather has a heart for helping others find hope and healing and deepen their walk with Jesus.
Heather and her husband Mark have three children, two young adults and one in high school, Douglas, Catie and Alyse.