Quincy Point Congregational Church
 
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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.

 

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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.

 

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JEANNe M. LUCAS - DIRECTOR of Music

Our new Director of Music, Jeanne Lucas, has almost twenty years of experience in music ministry. She considers the musical experiences that we have in church to be a vital part of our relationship to God and one another. The daughter of a minister in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, she has been deeply involved in church life and music making since her childhood in Kentucky and through her adulthood in Massachusetts. Through working in Disciples, UCC, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, and UU churches, she is a lover of traditional hymnody, Appalachian/bluegrass tunes, gospel music and spirituals and draws worship music from varied sources. She believes that worship should be vibrant and joyful and full of singing by everyone, whatever their perceived abilities, and welcomes all people into music making that is spirit filled. She earned her Masters degree at the Longy School of Music where her work and subsequent professional choral singing focused on the historical performance practice of baroque and renaissance vocal music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, where she studied voice and conducting. She was a founding member of the River Rock Band.  The praise band for The Well service at Hancock Church UCC in Lexington, and she still performs with their early music ensemble, A Joyful Noyse. She is a member of Labyrinth Choir, recently featured on Sing that Thing!, was a founding member of Capella Clausura, and sang several seasons with Boston Lyric Opera’s chorus.


Although she comes most recently from working in Sharon, MA, where she directed the First Congregational Church music program and the Sharon Community Chorus, Jeanne has lived right here in the Quincy Point neighborhood for seven years with her husband, Josiah and their children Lilly and Owen. She has been involved in the community through her children’s school, and is delighted to become involved in church life here in the Point as well. She can’t wait to get to know all of you, your voices, your families, your stories, your musical loves, your favorite hymns, whatever it is that lights up your eyes and fills your heart. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve in this way and grateful to be among you.

 
 
 
 
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matthew coveney - ASSISTANT Director of Music

Matthew Coveney is originally from Braintree, MA, and is thrilled to be part of the Quincy Point Congregational Church family as the Assistant to the Director of Music as well as the Bass Section Leader for the Chancel Choir. He is an Elementary General and Choral music teacher in the Braintree Public Schools and is also the Director of the Intermediate Choir at the Quincy Branch of the South Shore Children’s Chorus generously hosted by our own QPCC. This past summer he could be found in the Berkshires as a Creative Expressions Teacher for the Days in the Arts Program through the BSO at Tanglewood.

 

In Spring 2018, he graduated summa cum laude from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a concentration in voice. While there, he studied voice with Marc Webster and performed in Ithaca College’s mainstage opera La Clemenza di Tito by Mozart in 2017. In addition to gaining the musical knowledge and educational skills, he went out into the Ithaca community to enrich his experience as a developing music educator and a chorister through his work as a Tenor Section Leader with the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers under the direction of Dr. Baruch Whitehead. With this group, he was featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, at venues in Montreal, and as a soloist on their CD. Under the direction of the acclaimed Dr. Janet Galván, he performed at the Lincoln Center in 2017 and as a featured singer at the 2018 Eastern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference with the Ithaca College Choir. More recently, he can be heard on the professional choir album entitled “Explorers” performing with the group Analogue Chorale under the direction of Dr. Krishan Oberoi. He can be found hiking or skiing when he is not involved in music or teaching. 


 
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Jonathan Roberts - accompanist

Jonathan Roberts has been the accompanist at QPCC since 2014. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees in performance from the University of Alabama.  Jonathan has a passion and talent for performing as a collaborative pianist and has given concerts with renowned artists such as Mark O’Connor, Angella Ahn, Eugene Friesen, and Julia Dinerstein. He has performed solo and chamber recitals throughout the eastern United States. In 2008 he formed the Stardust Duo with his with violinist wife, Amanda Smith Roberts. They named the duo after Hoagy Carmichael’s jazz tune Stardust, the husband-and-wife team specialize in performing classical works influenced by popular musical styles such as jazz and blues. Currently, Jonathan runs his independent studio from his home in South Weymouth, having previously chaired the piano departments at the South Shore Conservatory.   

Jon Roberts piano studio is accepting new students, for more information visit his website at https://jonrobertspianostudio.com

 

Judy Morris,  In-house caterer

Peggy-Ann Murray, Administrative Assistant

Janice O’Donnell, Administrative Assistant