OUR PASTORS

The Reverend Steven A. Small

Rev. Steven A. Small

Rev. Steven A. Small

Steven grew up in Wakefield, MA. He graduated from Berkshire Christian College with a Bachelors Degree in Theology in 1981 and earned a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School graduating in 1984. As a newly ordained graduate he served for 4.5 years as Pastor in Charlestown, NH, and for 6 years in E. Haddam, CT before being called to West Boylston as Senior Pastor in 1994.

Steven is a professional baritone soloist. He enjoys spending spare time with his family at Newfound Lake in NH. Steven and his wife, Kelley, have two adult daughters.

The Reverend Wallace A. (Chip) Hurd IV

Wallace A. Chip Hurd, IV

Rev. Chip Hurd

Born in Lynn, MA and raised in Stratford, CT, Chip graduated from Marlboro College with a degree in Political and Religious Theory in 2003, and a Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in 2017. He was ordained on June 4, 2017.

Chip spends his free time cooking, watching any and all manner of sports, and studying the role of American religion in the public square. He is a member of the MACUCC Racial Justice Task Force, and an MACUCC delegate to the UCC General Synod. Chip lives with his wife, Alison, in Jamaica Plain with their Black Lab, Jake.

OUR STAFF

MINISTER OF MUSIC

Kristjon Imperio
Kristjon Imperio

Kristjon Imperio

Boston-born Kristjon graduated from Atlantic Union College in 2008 with a B.M. in Music Education and has since remained active as a soloist, chamber musician, and conductor in Central MA. His favorite composers are Johannes Brahms and Samuel Barber. In addition to serving as minister of music at First Congregational Church, he is on the faculty at Anna Maria College in Paxton and is organist at the College Church of Seventh-day Adventists in Lancaster.

Outside of professional life, Kristjon is passionate about health and fitness and is an avid football fan, having both coached and played in local leagues over the years. He and his wife Mindy are excited to welcome their first child, Kristjana Rose, in August.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Lisa Fisher

Lisa Fisher

Bookkeeper

Cindy Testa

CUSTODIAN

Kendrik Imperio

ASSOCIATE PASTOR EMERITUS

The Reverend. George E. Vogel

MINISTER OF MUSIC EMERITUS

William Nierintz Ch.M.

PASTORS IN RESIDENCE

The Reverend. Dr. James Bronwell
The Reverend. Dr. Jack Malcolmson
The Reverend Karyl Leslie