First Church Somerville UCC
First Church Somerville UCC

New Staff, New Beginnings, Bright Future

Posted by on 5 August 2018

After a flurry of staff departures, we're excited to announce THREE hires we have made recently:

1) Temporary Church Administrator, Jaime Matheny (pronouns: she/her/hers)

Jaime is a UCC sibling, a trans advocate in the wider community, a local board member, and has an extensive background in construction.

She is the primary point person in our Church Office and is in the church office on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (note the change from Thursdays) from 9:30 am until 3:30 pm. She can be reached via email at or You may also reach Jaime by phone at (617) 625-6485 extension #300.

2) Interim Director of Family Ministry, Colleen Goodsell (pronounced Coe-Leen, pronouns: she/her/hers)

Colleen is a dedicated member of the Family Ministry Committee, the primary teacher for the Godly Play II class, and a wonderful musician/songwriter. Colleen is our chief cheerleader for faith formation; she will provide supervision and support for our Sunday School and nursery staff, help to plan weekly worship that is kid-friendly, and organize our volunteer recruitment to ensure we maintain a kid-safe and welcoming environment in our church.

If you would like to volunteer or welcome Colleen into her new role you may contact her via email at You may also reach her by phone and leave a confidential message at extension 304 on our main line, or directly at (617) 313-3476.

3) Interim Music Director, Justine Jaboin (pronounced Juh-Boyn, pronouns: she/her/hers)

Justine has graciously agreed to serve as our Interim Music Director while we search for a permanent new hire. Her quiet demeanor, passionate commitment to excellence, deep love for community, extraordinary gifts for arranging music, artistic acumen, and dedication to this Beloved Community make her an ideal fit for our ministry.

You may reach her via email at or give her a call at extension 303 on our main line, or directly at (617) 313-3472.

We're excited to welcome aboard these three people to work alongside our pastors, our Sunday School staff, and our sexton. Thanks Be To GOD! For the Good Things God has Done! Hallelujah!

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