Joel-Karen-white-borderWHAT IS MILL POND CHURCH?

We’re a church that values truth over tradition, God’s message over our methods, love over legalism and liberalism, and relationships over ritual or “religion.”

In 2007, Joel Rissinger and his wife Karen planted Mill Pond Church in Newington, CT.






The town of Newington is bordered by the capital city of Hartford to the north, as well as the suburbs of (clockwise from Hartford) Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Berlin, New Britain, Farmington, and West Hartford. The town consists mostly of residential areas, although it is also home to the Berlin Turnpike, a large, commercial highway. According to a study by the Barna Group, Hartford is ranked #5 on the most post Christian cities in America.