The Reverend Gregory R. Morisse, Senior Pastor
Greg graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2003 with a Master of Divinity, and joined The Plymouth Church in 2004 as Associate. He was called to be Senior Minister in 2014. "In a world increasingly defined by partisanship and technological isolation people are hungry for the beloved community. What the world needs now is love. It’s up to the church to make that love real."
For more on Rev. Morisse, and to download recent sermons, we invite you to visit his website.
The Reverend Reebee Kavich Girash,
Sabbatical Interim Pastor
While Rev. Greg Morisse is away on Sabbatical, from February through April 2019, The Plymouth Church in Framingham is fortunate to have Rev. Reebee Girash serve as Interim Pastor in Greg's absence. Reebee has served UCC churches in the Boston area for over a decade as an associate and solo pastor, as well as a sabbatical interim pastor. Most recently she served on the pastoral staff at he Eliot Church of Newton, UCC.
Reebee grew up in Nashville, Tennessee – and still contends that y'all is proper English. When she's not pastoring or doing social justice work, you might find her biking or hiking with her family, knitting, or reading science fiction. She lives in Arlington with her husband, John, and their son Zachary.
The Reverend William B. D. Tanner, Family Life Pastor
Will, a 2013 graduate of Pacific School of Religion, joined The Plymouth Church in 2015 as our first Family Life Pastor. He often cites a bumper sticker that reads: Jesus loves you but I’m still trying. He is passionate about both the love and the trying. God loves each of us, specifically, for all eternity, unconditionally.
Elissa Putukian, Organist and Music Director
Elissa has been our organist and pianist since 1972, more recently serving as Director of the Senior Choir. She is an accompanist for the Masterworks Chorale and an adjunct member of the faculty at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School. She also maintains a private piano studio in Sudbury.
Leslie Randall Dooley, Youth and Children's Music Director
Leslie began directing the Cherub, Junior and Chapel choirs in 2002. She is also a teacher in the schools and brings her expertise as an educator alongside her love as a faith leader. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association.
Dean Arvidson, Bell Choir Director
Dean joined the church in the fall of 2014. He also serves as Director of Children's Choir, Chimes Choir, and Adult Bells Choir at First Parish in Framingham. His arrival at The Plymouth Church continues a growing partnership between our two bell choirs. Dean is also the pianist for Temple Beth Am during High Holy Days. Dean is a composer, performer, and private instructor.
Nancy McAllister, Office Operations Manager
Nancy came to the Plymouth Church after having spent the last 15 years with the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce serving as that organization's Operations Manager. Nancy holds a BS degree in Business Administration from Russell Sage College, and a BA in Organizational Management from the University of Notre Dame.
John Cento, Communications Manager
John has been working in church communications for over ten years, serving at a number of churches in the MetroWest area. He holds a BA in History from Syracuse University and an MA in English from UMass-Boston. His fiction has appeared in a number of Boston area literary journals and he has been nominated for national awards.
Thomas McNiff, Part-time Maintenance Engineer
Thomas joined our staff in 2016, maintaining the Nursery School, principally, but assisting Leo with general facilities maintenance. He is a full-time student at Framingham State University, majoring in Computer Science. He resides in Wayland.