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.
Rev. Seth Robinson, pastor  “I’m looking forward to getting to know folks in the Billerica community,” says Robinson. “I believe we’ve all got both needs to meet and gifts to share, and I’m excited to partner with folks at FCCB and in Billerica on connecting those dots and making more good things happen here.”  Robinson is passionate about the church and the world being welcoming for all.He earned a Bachelor of Arts in religion from Wheaton College in Norton. Robinson continued his education at Harvard Divinity School, receiving a Master of Divinity. Additionally, he completed a year of master’s-level coursework at the Boston University School of Theology. Some of his professional experience includes serving as a chaplain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a counselor at the Summer Meals Program in South Boston, pastoral intern at Brighton Allston Congregational Church and parish organizer at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Framingham. Robinson is married to the Rev. Laura Shatzer. She is associate pastor and chaplain at common cathedral (Ecclesia Ministries), an outdoor church in Boston for folks experiencing homelessness and their friends. Robinson grew up in Leicester, Mass. and is an Eagle Scout. He and Shatzer reside in Dorchester.
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.
Tracy Rudenick, director religious education
Tracy directs our vibrant Sunday School program for children of all ages. She and her husband are raising their 3 grandchildren. They have been a part of First congregational since 2015. In her free time, Tracy enjoys arts and crafts, her family and her pets.