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Richmond Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

Meet Our Staff

Rev. Katelyn Macrae -  Pastor

Katelyn began her ministry at Richmond Congregational Church in June 2014. RCC is her first ministerial call and she is excited to be a part of the vibrant Richmond community.  Katelyn is a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ. She grew up in Saco, ME, where her parents still reside. Katelyn has one sister, Elissa, who lives in Bangor, ME.

Katelyn first felt her call to ministry in high school, and worked at Pilgrim Lodge, the Maine Conference UCCís summer church camp during college. Katelyn received her Bachelorís degree in Religion and Anthropology from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY and her Masterís of Divinity from Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT.  Before and after attending seminary, Katelyn worked in various capacities at non-profit organizations serving homeless people in Washington, DC and Portland, ME. Katelyn brings a passion for social justice to her ministry at RCC.

Since moving to Vermont, Katelyn has enjoyed exploring her new home state by foot, bike and car. She especially loves going to farmerís markets and coffee shops, cooking, and spending time near Lake Champlain. She also looks forward to downhill skiing in the winter.

Jen Lawson - Administrative Assistant

Jen joined our staff in September 2015.  She comes to us from the Danville Congregational Church, UCC; where she was the secretary and music director.  She has a BA in music education from Saint Michael's College, and is a long time music teacher; working in schools in Bennington, Newport and Danville, Vermont.  A life-long Vermonter, Jen currently lives in Underhill with her partner, Chris, their three children - Ian, Sam, and Caleigh, and two miniature dachshunds, Oscar and Maizy.



This position is currently open. Interested in applying? Please contact Esther Nui at 434-3373 or by email: esthernui@yahoo.com.

Esther Nui- Music Director

Esther was educated in a Methodist missionary school, modeled on the British Public School curriculum in Malaysia. She has been actively involved in music all her life although she earned her living as an engineer and programmer at IBM in upstate New York. She is now retired, a member of the women's choral group, Bella Voce, and serves as a substitute organist at various churches in Chittenden County. She has directed children's choirs and was a liturgical dancer for a few years in upstate New York.