The Rev. Alanna C. Sullivan will be taking maternity leave effective August 1, 2018 through the end of November. In her absence, we are excited to welcome two new staff hires: the Rev. Katherine Schofield and Lara Glass.
Rev. Katherine Schofield has joined the MemChurch staff as the Interim Minister through the end of 2018. She will be responsible for various pastoral aspects of church life, including the development of liturgy, leading worship, and supervising our seminarians. Rev. Schofield is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Prior to her current position, Rev. Schofield served as the Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Wareham for four years. During this time she also worked with a variety of non-profit organizations, and as a development consultant. From 2011-2014, Katherine served as the Minister for Campus Engagement at United University Church in Los Angeles, and as a staff member of the Office of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. She was a contributing author and editorial assistant for the book Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War (Thistlethwaite et al. 2012).
Rev. Schofield is a graduate of Hamilton College with a Bachelor of the Arts in Religious Studies, and received her Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. Her work is driven by a passion for social justice, community service and the spiritual nurture of people of all ages.
Lara Glass has joined the staff as the Student Program Fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year. She will oversee student programming. Lara most recently served as the Assistant Director for the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service at Northeastern University.
Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lara has progressively moved east, receiving her Bachelor of the Arts in Religious Studies at Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA and serving with AmeriCorps in Chicago before moving to Cambridge to pursue her Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, which she received in 2017.