Reverend Dr. Adam Tierney-Eliot, Minister
Reverend Dr. Adam Tierney-Eliot has been the Pastor of Eliot Church since 2003. Previously he served two churches simultaneously in northwestern Maine. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maine and a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville/Lombard Theological School in Chicago. Adam recently received his Doctor of Ministry degree with a focus on Preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Active in both the denomination and the community, Adam currently serves on the boards of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship (UUCF) and the Council of Christian Churches in the UUA (CXCUUA). Adam is also on the board of Metropolitan Congregations Acting for Hope (MICAH), an interfaith social justice organization addressing economic issues in the MetroWest region. Adam is in Full Fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association and has Dual-Standing with the United Church of Christ. He lives in the parsonage with his wife Allison Nelson-Eliot, a Clinical Social Worker, their three sons and their dog.
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Dr. Stephen James, Music Director
Stephen James, music director at the Eliot Church, has performed for the Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Series, the WICN Radio concert series at Mechanics Hall (Worcester, MA), the Omnibus Series at Boston University, and on many other concert series in New England. He is a composer as well as a pianist and organist, and completed his doctoral degree in composition at Boston University, where he received the graduate composition prize in 1984, the Malloy Miller Composition Award in 1986, and an award for continuing musical excellence in 1987. His music has been performed by nationally known ensembles and soloists, including baritone Sanford Sylvan, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Washington Music Ensemble, and the Atlantic Brass Quintet. He has taught composition, piano performance, music theory and related courses at Amherst College, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, and Bridgewater and Worcester State Colleges.
Jerrod Oltmann, Assistant Pastor/Ministerial Intern
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Jerrod is in his last year of seminary currently and has one more class to take before he completes his M.Div. During the next year he is looking forward to writing his thesis on passive evangelism in liberal and progressive churches as he works with Eliot Church. In addition to this religious studies he has a background in Biology from his undergrad and is currently a inactive officer in the Army Reserve. Eventually he would like to serve as an Army Chaplain but that is years in the future. He grew up in New England and has family in Northern Connecticut and Mid coast Maine as well as other parts of the country. He enjoys hands on activities including cooking projects, brewing beer, and random arts projects. He considers himself a progressive christian in dialogue with more orthodox elements of the church. He is very much looking forward to meeting everyone and especially working with the kids and teenagers.
Reverend Donna Vuilleumier, Affiliated Minister
Reverend Donna Vuilleumier has been affiliated clergy at Eliot Church since 2006, offering occasional worship leadership and participating on church committees. Donna holds a Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton, and served for two years as a student minister at the Congregational Church of Harvard (MA). She was ordained in the UCC, and previously served at Grace Church in Framingham as Minister of Christian Education. She is a Spiritual Counselor for Gentiva Hospice, providing support, education, and spiritual care for hospice patients and their families. Donna supports the community aspects of hospice by participating on the Marlboro Hospital Ethics Committee, working with the Comfort Zone Camp program for bereaved children and as a regional spiritual care mentor for Gentiva Hospice. She lives in Natick with her husband Bill, a Merchant Marine Captain, and has a grown son and a daughter.
Karyn Barry, Choir Director
Raised in New Orleans, I have lived in New England my whole adult life. I have always been involved in Music and Christian Education. I was a Voice Major at New England Conservatory and have run a music school, worked as a General Music Teacher and been a Christian Education Director. I currently teach private piano in my home. I am delighted to be working with the Eliot Church's dedicated choir members.
Felicia R. Nadel, Administrator
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Felicia Nadel has lived in Wellesley for 21 years. She has two children: Emily is a junior at Colby College and Graham, currently a sophomore at Wellesley High School. Her husband Charlie is a renewable energy engineer and developer. Felicia has, over the years, volunteered for numerous positions in Wellesley schools. For the past seven years, she has served as Administrator for the Eliot Church of South Natick, responsible for a broad variety of functions that ensure the smooth operation of church services and programs.