OUR INTERIM PASTOR,
THE REV. DR. VIRGINIA H. CHILD
Just the other day, someone asked me the world’s hardest question: “Where are you from?” “Well,” I thought, “it depends on what you mean.” So I responded, “I was born in New Jersey, raised around Philadelphia, graduated from high school in south Florida, and have lived in New England for most of the last forty years!” I have one brother, one sister, three nieces and nephews, and two of the most beautiful grand-nieces anyone could boast about.
For the past few years, I’ve concentrated on the work of interim pastoring, serving churches in that in-between time as they search for their next pastor. I help the church look at its resources, assess the needs of its community, maintain their ministry and prepare for the person to come.
A graduate of Castleton (VT) University, Andover Newton Theological School (now in New Haven CT) and the Hartford Seminary, I’ve been an ordained pastor since 1980 and have served churches in Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Michigan, sometimes as interim, sometimes as settled pastor. In the late 1990s, I served as a consultant to the Connecticut Conference, working in the areas of stewardship and mission development. For four years I worked at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA, as Director of Church Relations and then as Director of Admissions.
In my spare time, I play classical mandolin, make futile attempts to weed my garden and enjoy the companionship of my companionable spaniel dog.
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First Congregational Church of Wareham
11 Gibbs Avenue
Wareham, MA 02571
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