First Church in Jaffrey is blessed with a wide variety of spiritual heritages, experiences, and expertise and we are blessed to have leadership that bring a broad diversity of theology, practice and gifts.
Shayna brings experience as an ordained United Church of Christ minister with standing in the Unitarian Universalist Association as well. A former firefighter/paramedic, Shayna serves as Chaplain to a number of nearby Fire Departments, Granite State Critical Incident Response Team and the MA Corps of Fire Chaplains. In addition to alternating preaching with Rev. Robin, Shayna leads bible study, staffs the Justice Ministry Circle, and provides pastoral care for members and friends of the church.
Robin brings her experience as an ordained American Baptist minister who has served ABC and UCC churches in VT and NH for the past 20 years. In addition to serving the First Church in Jaffrey, Robin is the Assistant Town Planner in Milford, NH and is passionate about the intersections of Civic and Sacred spaces and communities. In addition to alternating preaching with Rev. Shayna, Robin is leading the renewal process and guiding the day to day operations of the church.
Minister of Music
Gene brings his experience with teaching music and his expertise on the organ, piano, and harpsichord. He leads the choir as well as organizes special musical worship and other church events. Gene is also an accomplished recorder player.