Elders At Black Rock


Dave Tucker  
Dave has been a member of Black Rock since 1981 and has served on our Missions Board, Youth Board and Leadership Development team. He has also taught in our Kids Ministry and has been our Director of Prayer. He has been married to his wife Eleni for 33 years and they have three children, Christin, Alexander and Nico. Dave has retired from the business of Corporate Finance and Benefits Executive, and now spends his retirement as a novelist, having written several historical novels. He and Eleni live in Trumbull. Email Dave:    

Mike Ragozzine
Mike's membership at Black Rock began in 1979, and he has served as a Prayer Team Leader, Community Group Facilitator, and Marriage Mentor. He and his wife, Marilyn, who live in Shelton, have been married for 35 years and have two children, Mike and Nicole. They are the proud grandparents of five grandchildren. Mike is the co-owner of AL-Lynn Sales in Shelton, which produces promotional products. Email Mike:    

Craig Samuelson
Craig has been a member of Black Rock since 1999 and has served on the Youth Board, Lighthouse Team, STAMP leader (New Orleans), and occasional preacher at our Easton campus. Craig has been married to Nancy for over 40 years and have three children, Mat, Carrie and Sarah, as well as eight grandchildren (with one on the way). Craig is a self-employed building contractor. Craig and Nancy live in Easton. Email Craig:   

John Nwangwu, MD
John has been a BRC member since 1996 (20 years). His service at Black Rock has included the Board of Missions, and while serving previously as an Elder, has been liaison to Sanctuary, Deacon Board and Fusion. He and his wife, Chioma, have been married for 28 years and they have three children, Chloe, Tobi and Kamsi. John is a public health doctor and professor with expertise in infectious diseases and epidemiology at Yale, SCSU and the World Health Organization. John and Chioma live in Woodbridge, CT.  Email John:   

Wayne Young
Wayne has been a member of Black Rock for 36 years. He has served as a counselor at Royal Family Kids' Camp, served on the Deacon Board, and has been a facilitator at our Starting Point group and Bridgeport Rescue Mission. He is also a Community Group leader. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 44 years, and have four children (Jessi, Dan, Jennifer and Matt) and have two grandchildren (with another one due in November). Wayne is a retired Phys. Ed/ Health teacher and coach. The Youngs live in Shelton.  Email Wayne:   


Alan Dodd
Alan joined Black Rock as a member in 1972. He and his wife, Dottie, reside in Milford and have been married for 48 years. They have three adult children, Sara, Peter and Elizabeth, as well as four grandchildren. Alan has served in multiple ways at Black Rock, including the Board of Christian Education and the Missions Board. He has taught Sunday School, led Stockade, served at Royal Family Kids’ Camp, led music at Vacation Bible School, participated in numerous STAMP trips and the Marriage Ministry, and has been responsible for the planning and setting up of our Missions Conference displays for many years. He has retired after several years teaching art to high schoolers as well as school administration. Email Alan: