Rev. Kimberly J. Murphy
Rev. Murphy, a native of East Bridgewater, MA, is a 1986 graduate of Bridgewater State College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is also a graduate, in 1990, of Emerson College, Boston, with a Master of Arts in Writing and Publishing. She graduated Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA, with a Master of Divinity in May of 1996.
Rev. Murphy has served in ministry throughout New England: Bridgeport, CT; Bridgewater, MA; Cape Cod, MA; Carver, MA; Westfield, MA; and Winthrop, ME.
Currently, aside from her ministry at QPCC, Rev. Murphy is a member of the Disaster Resource and Response team for the MA Conference of the United Church of Christ, and a member of the Pilgrim Association Committee on Ministry.
Angelina Decristofaro - Youth Director
Our Youth Director is a longtime member of QPCC and a native of Pembroke, MA. Angelina has been one of the One Room Summer Sunday School Teachers for over five years. She attended the University of Rhode Island and is currently enrolled in a trade school program. Her energy is infectious and the teens are inspired by her exemplary example.
Rachel Hallenbeck - minister of Music
Rachel K. Hallenbeck is the Director of Music, K-12 for the Braintree Public School System. She received her degrees from Eastern Nazarene College graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and summa cum laude with Masters Degrees in Administration and in Elementary Education. Ms. Hallenbeck is a multi-year recipient of the following national awards: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in American Education, and Who’s Who in the World. She currently conducts the Braintree High School Concert Choir, Chorus, Girls Group and the Show Choir. Her groups are consistently presented with platinum and gold medals at music festival competitions. She is also the Training Choir Conductor of the South Shore Children’s Chorus Sharon Branch. She has previously been the Music Director of the Treble Chorus of New England, and has conducted the Junior and Senior Southeastern Massachusetts Schools Bandmasters Association Choruses, as well as, the Braintree Choral Society. She is the Secretary of the Southeastern Massachusetts Schools Bandmasters Association.
Ms. Hallenbeck is an accomplished singer and pianist. She has been the music director for numerous high school and middle school musicals, the Quincy Dinner Theater, Needham Community Theater, the Greater Lowell Music Theater, church organizations, and music camps in the New England area. She has accompanied elementary, middle school, high school, and college performances, as well as, community and church services. She has been the music theory instructor for the Treble Chorus of New England. She offers private voice and piano lessons through the Braintree Continuing Education Afterschool Conservatory. Ms. Hallenbeck is the Minister of Music for the Quincy Point Congregational Church.
As a mezzo-soprano, Ms. Hallenbeck performed for twenty-eight years with the highly acclaimed Tanglewood Festival Chorus affiliated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She has been a soloist and has sung on many CD recordings and television programs with these groups under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, James Levine, and Andris Nelsons. She has toured with them to Carnegie Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and internationally on two European Tours through England, Scotland, Germany, France and Switzerland.
The family, friends and community of Quincy Point Congregational Church mourn the loss of our Minister of Music, Rachel Hallenbeck, who passed away on May 3, after a brief illness. Rachel’s family has set up a website for people to contribute to a scholarship fund, participate in creating a memorial book, and information on an upcoming memorial concert. The website can be visited at https://rachelhallenbeck.org. QPCC is also collecting funds for our new piano, a project near and dear to Rachel’s heart.
Thank you for helping to remember our dear friend and colleague.