Pastor


The Reverend Susan C. Henry

Pastor Susan Henry calls worship, pastoral care and faith formation her favorite parts of ministry. As House of Prayer’s pastor since 2008, she has introduced us to Godly Play, led us to be a teaching congregation that often serves as an internship site, and keeps inviting us to let the stories in Scripture make their home in our hearts. Pastor Henry has a particular interest in the relationship between art and faith. She served on staff at Camp Calumet, and camps there with her whole family for a week each summer.

A graduate of St. Olaf College and Andover Newton Theological School, she previously served as a pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Arlington MA. She grew up in Ohio, lived and taught in New York City and at a co-operative children’s center in RI where she incorporated practices from her Montessori training.

Staff


Minister of Music
Lenae Wisner Badger

House of Prayer's Minister of Music, Lenae Wisner Badger, is a Florida native who came to the Northeast for graduate studies, fell in love with New England, and never went back! She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ and Church Music from Stetson University in DeLand FL, and a Master of Music degree from Yale University/Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Lenae is also the accompanist for two local choral groups -- the Broad Cove Chorale and the Unicorn Singers, teaches piano and voice privately in her Scituate home, and plays the 10-bell chime in Scituate's Lawson Tower. She is a frequent pit musician for local theater productions, a substitute organist/pianist/singer for local church weddings and funerals, and is a recital accompanist.


Church Administrator
Kristen Croke

Kristen Croke, the Church Administrator since 2007, is a graduate of UMass/Boston and Boston University. A life-long Lutheran, she was confirmed at House of Prayer, and she is one of many multi-generational families who are members of the church. Her organizational skills are put to good use managing the church office, producing weekly bulletins and other materials, scheduling the many groups that use the church on a regular basis, and keeping official records up to date.


Associate Minister of Music
Barbara Hutchinson

House of Prayer’s Associate Minister of Music, Barbara Hutchinson studied piano with Bob Winter, pianist for the Boston Pops, and voice with Eddie Watson. She and her singing partner, Gene Lancaster, have provided the music for the Saturday afternoon worship service for many years. Barbara volunteers as accompanist for The Opals, a group of twenty-four singers who entertain at nursing homes throughout the South Shore every Friday throughout the year. Barbara also teaches piano to adults, subs at other churches on Sundays, and Barbara and Gene entertain at a variety of parties, meetings, concerts, and at Camp Calumet.

Staff


Sexton
George Sullivan

Nursery Attendant
Katherine “Angela” Appel

Pastor Emeritus
The Rev. Dr. Alan Grant

Church Council Officers


President
Edwin Martin

Vice President
Janet Waters

Secretary
Kathleen Almand

Treasurer
Kristine Niendorf

Financial Secretary
Lynda Watt

Lay Preachers
Vicki Oman
Janet Waters

At Large Council Members


Marcia Alexander

Kim Boyd

Connor Hudson-Bryant

Ginny Just

Cyndee Marzullo

Federico Morales

Joanne Temperly

Linda Vassallo

Committee Chairpersons


Christian Education
Kim Boyd
June Fontaine

Evangelism
Ginny Just

Facilities
Scott Morad

Finance & Stewardship
Open

Parish Life
Brandy Hugo

Shepherds
Barbara Buntrock
Linda Lundin

Social Ministry
Kathleen Almand
Cathy Martin

Worship & Music
Sandy Swanson