Our Church Leadership

Our Church thrives because of the energy and style of the people who are a part of our leadership. Here are a few of the people that make our church community special:

 

Our Staff


Pastor LoureyPastor 

Rev. Lourey Savick

(508) 529-3192, Option 2

pastorlourey@icloud.com

 

Pastor Lourey has been serving United Parish of Upton since July 2016. She is clergy in the United Methodist Church, a diverse worldwide denomination that encourages faith in both heart and head. She earned her M.Div from Boston University School of Theology, and her BA from Wartburg College (affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). She is delighted to continue learning as the pastor of this blended Open and Affirming United Church of Christ and Reconciling United Methodist Church congregation.  


Susan Bonito

Music Director

Susan Bonito

(508) 529-3192
msbonito@me.com
 

Susan has been the Music Director at the United Parish of Upton since May 2001. She is an active performer, voice teacher, director and serves as Chair of the Voice Department at Indian Hill Music School in Littleton, MA. She is also on the voice faculty at St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA and teaches private voice lessons in the Mendon/Upton area, as well as in Harvard, MA.  Her professional affiliations include the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) and the American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA).


One of Susan's favorite hymns is: When in our Music God is Glorified


"When in our Music God is Glorified, and adoration leaves no room for pride, it is as though the whole creation cried Alleluia!  How often making music, we have found a new dimension in the world of sound, as worship moved us to a more profound Alleluia!...Let every instrument be tuned for praise!  Let all rejoice who have a voice to raise!  And may God give us faith to sing always Alleluia!" - Fred Pratt Green (Mk. 14:26)

 


ChiaChiChinOrganist/Pianist

Chia-Chi Chin

Chia_chi_chin@hotmail.com
 

Chia-Chi Chin has been a church organist with the United Parish of Upton since 2001. She has a Masters Degree in Music Performance. She is a music educator and an accompanist for musicians and local music theaters such as Turtle Lane Playhouse and the Merrimack Repertory Theater.


Chia-Chi resides in Hopkinton with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, badminton and cooking. 

 


SandraNg

Church Administrator

Sandra Ng

(508) 529-3192, Option 1
unitedparishoffice@yahoo.com
 

Sandra has been a member of the United Parish since 2002 and has served on several boards and committees. She became the Church Administrator in 2006 and says her favorite part of being in the church office is meeting, greeting and working with church family and community members.


 

Our Church Officers

 

Leadership Council ChairBradRolph Photo

Brad Rolph

Brad has been a member of the United Parish since 2015. In addition to serving as council chair, he is an active member of the Building & Grounds committee and has enjoyed serving as a deacon over the years. He lives in Upton with his wife, Dawn. Favorite parts of Church Sunday for Brad are listening to the sermon and our awesome choir, but equally enjoying a cup of coffee with everyone in the Vestry after service!

 

 

scottoglesby

Leadership Council Vice-Chair
 

Scott Oglesby

Scott Oglesby has been a member of the United Parish of Upton since 2001. He lives in Upton with his wife Pam and children Andrew and Jennifer. Along with being Leadership Council Vice-Chair, Scott is an active member of the church choir.

 

 

 

 

 
Leadership Council Clerk: Kathy Schaffert
Treasurer: Scott Oglesby
Financial Secretary: Sandra Ng
Historian: Caroline Stoffel
Auditor: Robert Perkins
Early Learning Center Director: Roanne Miller
After School Program Site Coordinator: Jessica Murphy
 

 

 

 
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