It was 1806 when four young college students attending Williams College in MA, were caught under a hay wagon during a rainstorm. While they often met to pray for the work of God to be expanded, this day they made a simple declaration, “We can do it, if we will”. The result of that day’s prayer meeting launched a movement, and today, in the Southern New England Ministry Network, we echo those words.

The Southern New England Ministry Network is a fellowship of more than 180 churches, over 500 credentialed ministers and thousands of church leaders across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

We exist to identify, resource and network ministry leaders in Southern New England. It is our basic belief that leaders have an assignment and our mandate is to resource that assignment. We will work to accomplish that mandate by:

  • Caring for ministry leaders and their families
  • Developing ministry leaders
  • Multiplying the cause of Christ here in New England and around the world
  • Resourcing and strengthening local ministries

We look forward to serving you as you set out to fulfill the call of God upon your life here, in Southern New England.

Grace and Peace
Nick Fatato
Network Superintendent

The SNEMN Team


Rev. Nicholas Fatato

Network Superintendent

Nick began his ministry on college campuses. For eighteen years he worked with Chi Alpha Campus Ministry on college campuses in Michigan, as a National field director in Springfield, Missouri and on college campuses in Boston. These years involved starting new campus ministries, training campus pastors and speaking at conferences and retreats.

After leaving college ministry, Nick served as the pastor of Boston Worship Center in downtown Boston.In 2006 he was called to serve at the Southern New England Ministry Network as the Executive Director of Minister Development until 2019 when he was elected as Superintendent.

Nick has been happily married to Georgina for over 30 years. They have four children: Andrew, Aaron, Natalie and Alexander.

Rev. Timothy P. Schmidt
Assistant Superintendent

Pastor Tim has served as Lead Pastor for Calvary Christian Church in Lynnfield, MA since 1988.  CCC is the first church in our network to reach the 1 million dollar mark in missions giving.  His wife, Jacquelyn serves as the Missions Director for Calvary Chrisitian Church.  They have been married for over 30 years.  They are very proud of their daughters: Kimberly and her husband Pastor Clark Clervois, and Kendra and her husband Pastor Sterling Key.

Rev. William Button
Secretary Treasurer

In 1977, Bill began his ministry in New England. Over the years, Bill has held Associate and Youth Pastor positions with churches in Hampton & Rochester, NH, and Wayland, MA. He was also a Senior Pastor in Orange, MA, and North Falmouth, MA. Bill’s ministry in these churches has given him a unique scope and experience that has been instrumental in his position with the Southern New England Ministry Network as the Secretary Treasurer.

Section Presbyters


Rev. David Searles
Central Assembly of God
Central MA
Rev. David Stewart
New Life Church
Northeastern MA
Rev. Kurt Lange
East Coast International
Southeastern, MA
Rev. Lou Zinnanti
Victory Assembly of God
Western, MA
Rev. Brian Tracy
Evangel Assembly of God


Eastern CT
Rev. Brad Whipple
Seaport Community Church
Northwestern CT
Rev. Scott Shemeth
Christian Life Church
Southwest CT
Rev. Scott Giordano
Bethany Church

Rhode Island

Rhode Island Area
Rev. Richard Sfameni
Victory Assembly of God

Presbyters at Large

Dr. Rev. Cecilio Hernandez
Iglesia Cristiana Ebbenezer AG
Dr. Rev. Anne Bates
Crossroads Worship Center
Under 40
Rev. Jamie Booth
Calvary Christian Church


Director of Multiplication
Rev. Selwyn Bodley
Director of Minister Care
Rev. Christan Causey
508.248.3711 Ext. 751
Director of Minister Develepment
Rev. Andrew Colón
508.248.3711 Ext. 737
Director of Ministries and Resourcing
Rev. Heath McCoy
508.248.3711 Ext. 729
Director of Communication
Molly Hurtado
508.248.3711 Ext. 744
Director of Credentialing
Rev. Paul Yacovone
508.248.3711 Ext. 738

SNEMN Office Team

Church Records & Credentialing Administrator
Sharon Amissah
508.248.3711 Ext. 720
Office Assistant
Eileen Button
508.248.3711 Ext. 740
Church Ministries / Resourcing Administrator
Rev. Chris Hurtado
508.248.3711 Ext. 729
Finance Assistant
Kim McCoy
508.248.3711 Ext. 734
Design & IT Professional
Rev. Don Doré