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Photo of Ken Baily courtesy of Carbonaro Photography The Reverend Dr. Kenneth Baily, Senior Pastor, was called to NHCC in the spring of 2002. He grew up in Pennsylvania and Maine, attended college at Vassar, divinity school at Yale, and completed his master's in public administration at Harvard. In May of 2006 he was awarded his Doctor of Ministry by Hartford Seminary; his dissertation focuses on types of congregational leadership. Early part-time work as a carpenter and lobsterman has influenced the way that he has served churches in Maine (Yarmouth), Massachusetts (South Hadley), and Connecticut (West Hartford). Earlier, he served as a legislative aide, speechwriter, and lobbyist in Maine. Baily's post-graduate work has focused on counseling, healing, and in particular on conflict resolution. He was awarded the Mersick Prize for excellence in preaching by Yale University. He has traveled (and especially eaten!) on several continents and holds particular commitments to mission, stewardship, Bible study, and youth activities. Click here to read some of his sermons.

Send to kb@nhcc.net to email Ken.

Picture of Wendy Wendy Donnell, Director of Christian Education, came to NHCC in 2010 already an experienced CE leader with twelve years of church work in her background. She is a graduate of Wellesley College (Religion) as well as Mass Bay Community College and has taken graduate courses at Andover Newton Theological School. She has developed a great deal of her own curriculum over the years. In addition to organizing our growing Church School program and implementing special events, she supervises our nursery workers, three professional teachers, and our new Middle and High School leader.  (See below for those.)

  Send to ce@nhcc.net to email Wendy.

Picture of CatieCatie Pitts, Sunday school teacher (age 4 through first grade), is a Senior at Boston University studying Economics and Psychology. She is an active member of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Cohasset, MA and has been involved in many local religious and community service organizations over the years.

Picture of Jamie Jamie Rhiannon Fehribach, Sunday school teacher (grades 2 and 3), is a Boston University graduate with major in Psychology and a minor in Deaf Studies.  She has for seven years been connected to Camp Calumet Lutheran Ministries, an overnight camp for children eight to eighteen which encourages love, friendship, and faith. After being a camper, she became a counselor in training and then joined the staff, where she has spent summers singing, dancing, and teaching.

Picture of RosaleenRosaleen Faggiano, Sunday school teacher (grades 4 and 5), is a recent graduate of Boston University with a bachelors degree and License in Teaching English as a Second Language. She will be working on her masters of education degree in Curriculum and Teaching this year at Boston College.

Picture of BrittanyBrittany Nierman, Sunday school teacher (middle and senior youth), is a Senior at Boston University studying Public Relations and Business. She spent much of high school volunteering with special needs children within programs in her community. Through her experiences, she has learned much about patience, compassion, and understanding. Brittany is looking forward to meeting all youth in the middle and high school youth in September.

Picture of Diane Diane Young, Church Administrator came to NHCC in 2013.  She takes care of most of the day-to-day operation of the church..

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Picture of LyndLynd Matt, Music Director, has been the director of the NHCC choir since 1999.  Before that, he was a member of various church choirs in the area including those at Old South Church in Boston (UCC) and Marsh Chapel at Boston University.  Currently, he sings with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and has sung with The Seraphim Singers.  Before coming to Boston, he was assistant minister of music at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport.  Lynd Matt received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Education and the Bachelor of Music degree in Sacred Music from Centenary College of Louisiana.  While at Centenary, he was a member of the world renowned Centenary College Choir and the Camerata singers. He also holds the Master of Sacred Music degree from Boston University, where he was a member of the Boston University Symphonic and Chamber Choruses.

Send to LMatt@aol.com  to email Lynd.

Yevgenia Semeina, Organist, has served as a church musician for much of her life.  She began piano lessons at age 5 and organ lessons two years later.  From 1993 to 2000, she studied in the St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory special music school.  In 2002 she received her Master of Music degree (with distinction) in organ performance from Longy School of Music in Cambridge, where she studied with Peter Sykes.  In 2005 she completed a post-graduate program at the Moscow State Conservatory, studying with Prof. Gureeva.  Yevgenia has given solo concerts in numerous European countries as well as in the U.S. and is the winner of several international competitions.

Email to Yevgenia is not yet available.

Steve Willner, Webmaster, tries to keep this web site up to date and make it helpful to visitors, members, and those who are just looking around.  He welcomes suggestions (and especially welcomes machine-readable content for the site!).

Send to web@nhcc.net to email Steve.

As a Congregational church, much of the work of NHCC is done by its members, led in part by several committees.  Committee membership for the year beginning 2016 July is here.

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