Meet Our New Pastor

Our new pastor is here!

Meet Rev. Jennie Valentine…

Rev. Valentine is a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School. She has a special interest in vibrant, intergenerational worship and outdoor ministries. Her path to ministry officially began in 2001 when she was hired as Director of Christian Education at First Church of Christ UCC in Sandwich, MA. There, she felt called to advance her theological education, and discovered the joy of corporate worship planning and leadership. Rev. Jennie understands a life of faith to be one that connects us with God and Jesus, with each other, and with all of creation. An abundant faithful life involves embracing all the joy and sadness that life brings, making space for how the Holy can support and inform our life’s directions and choices. Rev. Jennie strives to live every day in gratitude, and to share the message that “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here!” She is married to Paul, and together they have two adult children – daughter, Chelsey, a social worker, and son, Sam, a business major in his senior year at Salve Regina University. Jennie is an accomplished handbell ringer and director, a knitter, and lover of all things bird. Jennie and Paul walk daily with their dog, Pikku, spend time bicycling or hiking, and follow the Sox and the Bruins faithfully.