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.
Minister of Youth and Families
Stephanie has a deep passion for helping youth learn about their faith. She has spent most of her life working with children; working as a nanny for over 12 years and as a camp director for a theatre summer camp. Steph has worked with Sunday School children as well as Youth Groups and Confirmation classes. She volunteered as Sunday School teacher and Superintendent at her former church prior to being hired as Acting Director of Christian Education and Youth Leader. She is certified by the United Church of Christ as a Christian Educator and a member of the Association of United Church Educators. Stephanie is a wife to Steve and mother of three beautiful children who are active in church, laughing and excited to learn something new. She is a photographer as well as an avid DIY crafter and loves to introduce new projects and methods into her Sunday School classes, creating a fresh and fun learning environment. Contact Steph at Stephanie [at] MCCsudbury [dot] org
Rev. Tom O'Brien
Pastor and Teacher
Pastor Tom 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 and Organist
Seth comes to MCC in the fall of 2018 with a background primarily rooted in music performance. He received a bachelor's degree in music composition from the University of Michigan, but it was at that time spent there that Seth discovered the great American choral tradition. He later received a masters' of music in choral conducting from UMass-Lowell, and spent time at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music studying church music. Seth has also taught choral music in private and public schools. Seth has spent the last fifteen years working in the Episcopal church, but very much looks forward to working at MCC, a Congregational church, the denomination in which he was raised.
Minister of Youth Music
Rachel resides with her family in Sudbury, where she has taught piano, voice, and music theory to elementary through high school aged children since 2008. She maintains her private studio and directs the music program at the Sudbury Cooperative Preschool. Rachel earned her B.A. from Boston College, and has conducted and performed with choirs and ensembles at both Oxford University and Harvard University. She is also currently studying Songwriting at Berklee School of Music. Rachel's creative teaching style for children involves movement, instrument play, storytelling, and active participation in the music-making process. Rachel is known for her warmth and attentiveness to all her students, and is thrilled to be a part of a thriving community of families and musicians at MCC!