She began her professional career as an archaeologist but found she liked working with living beings better than dead bones. After a stint at Dinosaur National Monument, she became a park ranger and worked in various parks and monuments in the US. After a four year period of living and working in the Netherlands with her husband and two children, she attended Andover Newton Theological School, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 2004. Prior to coming to Union Church she served as an associate pastor and hospice chaplain.
We are blessed to have such a talented individual as Wayne. In addition to playing piano and directing our choir, he is involved in the local music community. He is a full professor of music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He is also the accompanist in the Greater Milford Community Chorus. He was also the resident music director at Turtle Lane Playhouse, located in Newton MA, for 30 years.
Wayne graduated with a BA in music from Tufts University. He earned a Masters in Musical Composition from Eastman School of Music. He also attended the Harvard School of Graduate Education.
Heather Walsh is our church secretary. She has been with us since May of 2012. Prior to her work with Union Church, she was an event planner at various hotels and Conference Centers.
Jessica and Kayla Beder our Professional Nursery Staff.
Also on our staff, though not pictured here, are
Laurel DeBoer, our Sexton responsible for cleaning our building and reporting on its condition.