I am an ordained parish minister for the United Church of Christ, serving First Trinitarian Congregational Church, UCC of Scituate, MA. Leading churches to proclaim a gospel that is both grounded in helping the last and the least, while also being anchored to the direct experience of the loving oneness of God is important to me. I am married to my wife Kat and have three kids- Owen, River and Brynn, swimmers all. When not being a pastor, or on the pool deck announcing for meets, I enjoy sailing and swimming.
Before serving FTCC, I served Second Congregational church of Attleboro, UCC for twelve years. I led the church to become open and affirming, helped them start a monthly soup kitchen for families, and led them through much visioning work. I did work with the then MA Conference to advocate for better treatment of prisoners, and became part of the Unified Fitness Review Committee. In addition I participated in many community wide initiatives such as the Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative, the Interfaith Group, and was one of the founding members of the Greater Attleboro Interfaith Network which focused on providing less biased community policing.
My first parish was Plymouth Congregational church, UCC of Helena MT. I have many joyful memories of hiking and sailing with the young families. I led Plymouth in the Open and Affirming process and did much human rights work with the legislature. I was a member of the Policy Institute, and a founder of the Progressive Clergy Alliance.
A daily discipline of Centering Prayer has enabled this word man to open to the flow of God's still speaking presence. This helps me provide a hopefully effective, non-anxious presence to the parishes I have served; it is the keel to the sailboat of whom I am. I am a commissioned centering prayer presenter for Contemplative Outreach of Massachusetts.
Susan is in the office Tue-Fri, 9 am to 2 pm
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