Rev. Dr. Maxwell Grant: Senior Minister
Max has been the Senior Minister at Second Congregational Church since 2012. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he has also served as School Minister at Collegiate School in Manhattan, Chaplain for Pediatrics and Obstetrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and Pastor of Community Church of the Pelhams, in Pelham, NY. He is a graduate of Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Yale Divinity School, and holds a Master of Letters (MLitt) and a Ph.D. in Practical Theology from the University of St Andrews (Scotland). He is active in the work of the Conference and the Fairfield West Association, of which he is currently the Vice-Moderator, and he serves on the board of the Congregational Library and Archive in Boston. Max and his wife, Liz, an independent school administrator, have two daughters and two Cardigan Welsh Corgis.
Jennifer Byxbee: Minister of Care & Connection
Jenny joined Second Congregational Church with the goal of reaching out to connect with each and every member of the 2CC community.
A 2021 a graduate of the Chicago Theological Seminary's Certificate Ministry Preparation program, Jenny will serve 2CC in a new role designed to help us rekindle our sense of community in a post-pandemic Greenwich and to lead children and families into active membership. A long-time presence here in town, Jenny serves in a leadership capacity with the Greenwich Sentinel Foundation, and most recently served with Greenwich Chaplaincy Services during the pandemic.
Prior to 2016, Jenny was the Executive Director of the New Canaan Teen Center and the Director of Children's Ministries at Round Hill Community Church. Jenny is most known to the community for her time with the Town of Greenwich as the Youth Services Bureau Administrator, where she was honored and recognized as a Community Health Hero by Greenwich Hospital, Youth Services Bureau Administrator of the Year with the state of CT and with the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Michael Dunn Quality of Life Award.
Jenny and her husband Rich, an officer in the Stamford Police Department are the proud parents of two daughters, Katie and Libby.
Khaleigh Laicher: Director of Regional Youth Ministry
Hello! My name is Khaleigh (“kay-lee”) Laicher, and I am honored to be the new Director of Regional Youth Ministry at 2CC. Second Congregational Church is a founding partner in what we are calling this new endeavor in the Greenwich area. Our collective prayer is that we are able to create a space where our youth feel both seen and heard. Our dream is to provide students with the experiences, tools, and resources needed to actively live out one's faith! I have been working in Faith Formation since 2017, and LOVE my calling to ministry in the local church. My wife (who goes by Julie) and I moved to Greenwich with our 5-year-old Rat Terrier named Ollie, our 15-year-old Calico named Temperance, and our nearly one-year-old kitten named Daphne!