Rev. Tom O'Brien
Pastor and Teacher
Pastor Tom (he/him) has been with us since 2010. Originally from New York, Tom came to Massachusetts in 1996 to be with his love, Rachel, whom he married in 2001. After their first child was born, the family discovered the United Church of Christ and Tom heard a call to the ministry. He seeks to help others recognize the awesome hope in the good news of Jesus Christ. Contact Pastor Tom at pastor [at] MCCsudbury [dot] org.
Minister of Music
Rachel Williams joined Memorial Congregational Church as Youth Music Minister in 2017 and is excited to begin work as a full time Minister of Music in 2021. An accomplished pianist, vocalist, orchestral musician, academic, and teacher, she has a passion for helping people of all ages reach their full human and spiritual potential through musical experiences. Rachel received her B.A. from Boston College, led her first sacred choir at Oxford University, and has performed or studied with inspiring and renowned musicians of many diverse genres, from places such as Harvard University and Berklee to the Open Center of New York City. She completed her Master of Arts in Music and Music Education at Columbia University, where her work focused on choral conducting and how connection and authenticity in sacred and secular music pedagogy can promote both excellence and social justice.
Ann has been the heartbeat of MCC since 2001. She organizes building usage, publishes church communication, supports the staff and does so much more. A native of the UK, Ann currently lives in Sudbury and enjoys visiting her adult children in the many different states where they live.
Lena has been our nursery attendant since April of 2015. She is available for child care on Sunday mornings before and during service. Born in Ukraine, Lena lived in London with her husband, a native Bostonian, until moving to Sudbury five years ago. She has an engineering and teaching degree, and has worked in the fashion industry for the past 20 years as a custom designer and tailor. Lena and her husband are raising a 3-year-old daughter who attends the Sudbury Coop Preschool. “Being a full-time mom now, and enjoying playdates and kids’ activities, I realize that spending time with children gives me so much joy and happiness. I believe that I can be helpful to the MCC and am happy to join a great team.”
Director of the Sudbury Bell Ringers
Diane has been the Director of the Sudbury Bell Ringers since 2012. She currently performs throughout New England with the Merrimack Valley Ringers and directs three other handbell choirs. As an experienced clinician, she travels throughout New England teaching the skills of handbell ringing. She is happy to be back at MCC where she first learned to ring under our former director, the esteemed Betty Drum.