Our Staff

Rev. Tom Meyer, Bridge Pastor

I am Rev. Tom Meyer. I was ordained in 2000 at First Church Congregational, Methuen,
Ma after completing my studies at Bangor Theological Seminary. I served two churches
in Northern Maine during my seminary years and was called to serve the
Congregational Church of Putnam in September of 1998. I retired after 20+ years in
June of 2019 and returned for 7 months in January of 2023. I am married, have 2
children and 4 grandchildren. I live with my wife in Briarwood Falls in Danielson, Ct.

Eric Van Dervort, Music Minister

A native of Ohio, Eric earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Kent State University, and completed advanced coursework in Choral Conducting from Case Western Reserve University. His conducting teachers have included John Rutter, Margaret Hillis, Robert Shaw, Vance George and Robert Page. Eric serves as Artistic Director for the West Bay Chorale. He also enjoys conducting the First Baptist Church of Wickford’s Annual Messiah Sing and community outreach concerts to benefit the North Kingstown Food Pantry and Grace English School in Assam, India. Eric is a proud rescuer of Greyhounds.

Dan Blackford, Administrative Assistant

Dan joined the staff of Woodridge Church in 2006.  He previously worked in the insurance industry and has served other not-for-profit organizations.