Meet Our Staff

Rev. Dr. Katherine Adams, pastor

Katherine has served as the pastor of the First Congregational Church since 2008. She is blessed to serve a dynamic open and affirming congregation that seeks God’s grace for the community and the world. She holds a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary, a Master of Divinity from Boston University, as well as a horticulture degree and a labor economics degree. Katherine finds that the circuitous route of her journey has helped her to develop a willingness to meet folks wherever they are on their faith journey, and an awareness that faith is a journey- not a destination. She has five children and seven grandchildren, and lives with her husband Jon, two dogs and two cats in Bridgewater. Katherine believes in the transforming power of grace, the call to discipleship, and the leading and blessing of the Spirit.

Tim Jenkins, music director
Tim has been our music director since March of 2012. His work includes selecting music for every Sunday and holiday service as well as leading the adult vocal choir by teaching, accompanying, rehearsing, and conducting. Tim has a Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from the University of Maine. While his main focus is piano, he also plays handbells, organ, percussion, and violin. Besides music, Tim has a passion for dance, performing locally in recitals and ballet productions.
Sandra Galvin, director religious education
Sandra directs our vibrant Sunday School program for children of all ages.