Quincy Point Congregational Church

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.


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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.


Kirsten Oberoi - ASSISTANT Minister of Music

A native of Quincy, MA, Kirsten Oberoi is a passionate music educator, heavily involved in the music community of the South Shore. In 2016, Kirsten co-founded the South Shore Children’s Chorus with colleague Carey Shunskis. That same year, Kirsten began as the Choral Director at Ahern Middle School in Foxborough, MA. In 2018, Kirsten was elected as the Choral Representative for the Southeastern District board of the Massachusetts Music Educator’s Association, as well as conducted the Junior and Senior SEMSBA Choirs in the spring.

Kirsten’s vision as the Artistic Director of the South Shore Children’s Chorus includes several rehearsal locations, including singers of all ages, experience levels, backgrounds, ethnicities, and more. She works hard to continually find ways to reach and include new, unique singers who need a place to be themselves where they are accepted, while also working to hire directors and staff that are aligned with the mission of the organization and will give quality vocal, choral, and music literacy instruction.

As the Director of SSCC’s Advanced Choir, Kirsten aims to create an atmosphere of professionalism and high-quality music-making in rehearsals. In addition, Kirsten works hard to ensure that each student in the Advanced Choir improves weekly in music literacy through sight-singing classes. Kirsten works daily with over 200 students in the choral program at the Ahern Middle School in Foxboro, where she is also building a music literacy curriculum through sight-singing.

Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. Her award-winning compositions are available at jwpepper.com

Between 2013 and 2015, Kirsten founded and created several different choral programs for children while living in San Diego, – most notably, the SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive. The SCI program, sponsored by San Diego’s only year-round professional choir, SACRA/PROFANA, served 78 students in its first year (2014) and 97 students in its second year including students representing over 35 different high schools and communities.

Other notable choral experiences include conducting the Intermediate Level Choir at San Diego Children’s Choir in 2013-2014, helping to prepare (and performing in) the on-stage chorus for Disney Theatrical’s U.S. Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 2014, and singing professional choral performances as a core member of SACRA/PROFANA. Kirsten’s singing voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the live action Beauty and the Beast film released by Walt Disney Pictures in March 2017.

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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