Long Hill United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.

Meet Our Pastor


Ed Dayton is a lifelong Methodist, shy of a ten year stint worshipping with the UCC.  Ed’s  passion for mission and social justice brought him back to his beloved Methodist roots. 

Ed’s call to the ministry came in 2010 and since then has served churches in the New York / Connecticut district, most recently as co-pastor serving a six church cooperative ministry in Duchess and Westchester counties, New York. Along with mission and social justice Ed has a zeal for preaching, teaching and guiding our youngest disciples on their journey. Ed is currently attending Course of Study at Wesley Seminary in Washington DC.

Ed’s secular background includes serving thirteen years in the Air Force, both active Duty and reserve.  During the last 32 years Ed’s business career has been with a major Manufacturing corporation based in Danbury, Ct. first as an electrical engineer then as a marketing manager.  The international traveling this experience has afforded Ed has only fuelled his passion for mission and social justice.  

Ed is also a qualified Stephen Minister, Vice Chair of the NYAC Council of Missions and mentor / member of the Board of Directors for DSABC, a civic organization that works with at risk students to help them achieve personal and academic success.

Ed lives in Danbury with his wife of 42 years Patty, another very active Methodist, their Springer Spaniel Emma, mouser extraordinaire Jonah and three very talkative parrots.  Together Ed and Patty have four grown children and nine grandchildren.

Pastor's email: pastor@longhillumc.com