Allyssa joined the staff of First Church in October 2014 and works on Sundays teaching the Squeaking Rhinos Sunday School class.
Allyssa has been an active part of the UCC church since she can remember. After growing up in a UCC church in Pennsylvania, she found First Church Somerville shortly after moving to Boston to attend Northeastern University. An on and off attendee through college, she is excited to be more connected to the community.
Outside of church, Allyssa works at Youth Enrichment Services (YES) as the GOAL program coordinator and Career Exploration Educator. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her partner, a turtle, and a tortiose. :)