Rev. Sandra Hadland is an ordained minister and has been engaged in ministry for over twenty years. She is the Special Assistant to the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Stratford, Stratford, Connecticut. In this role, she seeks to provide pastoral care to those entrusted to her. Over the years, she has been actively engaged in various aspects of ministry throughout her community and within the Baptist Denomination, to include President of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut (ABCCONN). Her passion though is not constrained to denomination only but is more centered on the wider context of building the kingdom of God, by any means possible.
Rev. Hadland is actively involved in preaching, teaching, facilitating workshops, and public speaking, mentoring the young and old alike. Over the years, her Christ-centered passion has been intentionally committed to evoking an insatiable hunger and thirst for Christ by generating enthusiasm that will become contagious to incite the downtrodden and despondent to vision, will and action. It is out of the experiences of ministry and life’s daily encounters, coupled with a dynamic radical passion to help others that Rev.Hadland has intentionally chosen to take her ministry beyond the four walls of the church building to wherever the Holy Spirit would lead. She is receptive and committed to building one life at a time, as is witnessed by her book of poems “Transformational Grace,” a language of the transforming power of God’s grace through poetry.
Rev. Hadland is a native of Nassau, Bahamas, the mother of three sons Sidney, Julian and Robert, and has nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.