Kathy Gernhardt


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.