R.G. Wilson-Lyons

Acting Pastor & Youth Minister

R.G. Wilson-Lyons loves helping people hear our faith story in ways that bring life, healing, justice and peace to the world and our lives. He is married to Mary Page Wilson-Lyons, who is a PhD student in practical theology at Boston University, and is dad to Nina, 9, and Julian, 4. R.G. loves playing with his children, hiking, exploring nature and cooking.

Matthew Larson

Minister of Music

Dr. Larson plays piano, organ, and directs our choirs on Sunday morning. We are blessed to have his music which lifts our spirits heavenward and teaches our hearts to sing.

Hannah Smith-Erb

Minister of Children and Families

Hannah grew up and attended college in Maine. Now, she is a student at Boston University School of Theology, but felt called to ministry as a camper at Pilgrim Lodge, Maine’s UCC summer camp. She is especially interested in faith-based community organizing, finding new ways of working with children and the power of camp. Hannah enjoys playing board games, experimenting with her ukulele and volunteering with the Poor People’s Campaign.

Lori Connelly

Director of Finance and Operations

Lori oversees the financial aspects of our church life to ensure that our resources are always aligned with our mission. She makes sure everything is working in the building so that we have a good home for our ministry, and she helps us plan for our church’s future. Lori is a member of St. Agatha’s Parish who is passionate about ministry to youth.

Brenda Lee

Communications and Office Administrator

Brenda Lee manages the day-to-day happenings of the church office. She has worked as an editor, writer and photographer for various magazines, and holds a B.A. from Penn State University and a M.A. from the University of New Orleans. She was a Program Administrator at the University of Arizona before relocating back to her hometown in Massachusetts. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Rev. Dr. Jeff Johnson

Minister Emeritus

Pastor Jeff served this church from 1993 to 2014. Under his leadership the church experienced substantial growth and spirited renewal. He was named Pastor Emeritus in 2019 in recognition of the foundation he laid for our continued vitality and growth.



Angela Gooch


Angela Gooch is on opera faculty at Boston University , and is an Assistant Professor of Voice at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Angela has frequently appeared on stage with Opera Boston. She holds degrees in both piano and voice performance, with a B.M. from Samford University and M.M. from BU.

Emily Harmon


An avid performer of new music, mezzo-soprano Emily Harmon has frequently appeared as a featured soloist with the Time’s Arrow New Music Ensemble and made her Jordan Hall debut singing the world premiere of Kati Agòcs’ Hyacinth Curl with Hub New Music. She holds both an M.M. and a B.M. in Vocal Performance from Boston University.

Lorna Jane Norris


Lorna Jane Norris is a British-born singer, teaching artist and non-profit arts leader.She holds degrees from the University of Liverpool (UK) and the Longy School of Music (Cambridge, MA). Following a career in the community music school field, Lorna Jane launched her own coaching, consulting and recruitment firm in 2020.