The Rev. Jonathan New became interim pastor of the Congregational Church of Middlebury on Nov. 15. New is a United Church of Christ minister who has served as Pastor of the Waitsfield United Church of Christ, and, until recently, as Interim Pastor for the Williston Federated Church. New is currently a student in the doctor of ministry program at Andover Newton Theological School, working in the area of pastoral leadership for congregational vitality. He has also served as a consultant and facilitator for congregations in the Vermont Conference. New lives in Waitsfield, Vermont with his wife Debbie and their children.