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 -
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
This position is currently open.
Interested in applying? Please contact Esther Nui at 434-3373 or by
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.