Rev. Tina Walker-Morin

Rev. Tina was called to serve First Church Sandwich, UCC in the fall of 2018. Prior to First Church, she served Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC in North Weymouth, MA. While ministering at Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC she lead the congregational in becoming an Open and Affirming. She also worked extensively with the community on the Substance Abuse Prevent Team, the fight against the Weymouth Compressor Station and with the Weymouth Food Pantry. 

 

In addition to serving the local church during that time Rev. Tina also served as a part-time Chaplain and Development Director for Chaplains on the Way (COTW) in Waltham. COTW is a ministry of spiritual care and support to people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. This passion of serving those experiencing homelessness continues as Rev. Tina now volunteers with Here Now Ministries in Hyannis. 

Rev. Tina has also had the pleasure of serving at the UCC national setting as a delegate for the Massachusetts Conference at the General Synod in 2015 and 2017.

A 2015 graduate of Andover Newton Theological School with a Master's in Divinity, Rev. Tina also holds an M.B.A. from Lipscomb University and a M.S.Ed in Sports Management from Old Dominion University. 

In her spare time, Rev. Tina enjoys running with her dog, Charlie and spending time with her wife and being an auntie to her 3 nieces and 2 nephews. Rev. Tina and Tracy reside here on the Cape in Forestdale. 

mail to: revtina@firstchurchsandwich.org

Roy Gernhardt

Director of Music Ministries

Roy was classically trained as a flautist, but plays many musical instruments in his ministry of music. With 15 years of previous experience in music ministry or as pastor of worship with  the Vineyard Association of Churches, Roy believes that music “lifts up our hearts” and is the “expression of praise to the Glory of God.” His philosophy is that “the theology the church remembers is the theology that the church sings.”

 

Mail to: Royboygernhardt@firstchurchsandwich.org

Jennifer Fagnant

Administrative Manager

Jennie is an avid outdoors woman who loves boating, hiking and camping (or anything outdoors). She is married to Rich, her high school sweet heart, and has 3 children 20, 19 and 17. She received her BA in English, Writing and Literature from Plymouth State College.  Jennie is a life-long resident of Sandwich and a master of all things administrative at the church. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve the church and its wonderful members.

 

Mail to: sanducc@firstchurchsandwich.org

Anniemarie McGrath

Lead Teacher of Joyful Noise Preschool

Annemarie McGrath enters her second year at Joyful Noise as the Lead Teacher for the T/TH class and co-teacher of the M/W/F class.   Annemarie has twenty (21) years of early childhood experience; (14) years as Lead Teacher at Sandwich Schoolhouse Preschool. Annemarie received her BS in Early Childhood Education at Bridgewater State College and is Lead Teacher qualified by the MA Department of Early Education & Care.   Annemarie’s strengths include intuitiveness, warmth, organization and many years of curriculum planning and experience in the preschool setting.  She is a mother of two grown children and resides in Sandwich with her husband.

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Reagan Wilda

Christian Education Director

Reagan was born and raised in Harwich on Cape Cod and moved to West Barnstable in 2015 where she and her husband own a trout hatchery.  She has a degree in Liberal Arts and is Certified in Early Childhood Education and Leadership training. Prior to becoming the Christian Education Director, Reagan worked with youth in job training skills and sustainable agriculture practices.   Always being heavily involved in church as a volunteer, Reagan decided to follow her passion in faith and education and joined the staff at First Church.  Reagan has twin daughters, Morgan and Addison and a step daughter, Ella.  They enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with spending time at the beach.  Reagan is honored and blessed to be part of such an great faith community.

Terri B. Lippman

Director of Joyful Noise Preschool

Terri B. Lippman enters her ninth year at Joyful Noise. Terri is the Program Director as well as Lead Teacher for the M/W/F class and co-teacher of the T/Th class. Terri has a B.A. in Education from UMass, Amherst and her Massachusetts Teaching Certificate (PreK-6) as well as a M.A. from Lesley College in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Special Needs (N-9). Terri has twenty-two (22) years of relevant experience; and before joining Joyful Noise served as preschool teacher and curriculum coordinator for Fair Acres Country Day School, Marstons Mills. Terri serves as the co-chair for the Sandwich Partnership for Families. She is the mother of two grown children and resides in Mashpee with her husband and dog.

 

Mail to:  JoyfulNoise@firstchurchsandwich.org; or: Terrilip@hotmail.com

Kathy Gernhardt

Organist/Accompanist

In October 2016, Kathy Jo Gernhardt became the Organist/Pianist for First Church Sandwich.  With over six years as the Worship Director at Beechwood Congregation Church in Cohasset and as the interim Music Leader at Harbor United Methodist in Scituate, Kathy is thankful to have the opportunity to once again attend church and be involved in music ministry with her husband, Roy Gernhardt.  Kathy is always eager to worship God and simply loves to bring people into the presence of God, which she has done as a worship leader for almost twenty years.  Her passion is to serve and to draw people closer to God, encouraging them to become more whole individuals in community with each other. Roy and Kathy have two children, Isaiah (A sophomore at Rhode Island School of Design) and Hannah (A high school junior).  She enjoys spending time with family, friends, pets, listening to books, music and podcasts, surfing the web, doing art once in a blue moon, going to libraries and imagining she is the type of person who will one day exercise or do yard work.  In the real world, she works full-time for the IT Department at Diesel Direct in Stoughton, MA and is thankful for God’s provisions and faithfulness to her.  At First Church, she is looking forward to getting back into classical music, working with her hubby, playing in a band, growing in her musical skills, mastering the church’s 1850’s organ and becoming part of the First Church Sandwich community.

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 First Church Sandwich, UCC

 136 Main St.

 PO Box 810

 Sandwich, MA 02563

 508-888-0434

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