Our Staff

For information about our minister, please see About TriCon .

Victoria Wagner has been our Music Director since 1986. She holds degrees in music education and organ performance from SUNY Fredonia and the New England Conservatory. She has been a recitalist at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society, and has performed in Iceland, Germany, Holland, and France. After holding various offices for the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Vickie served three terms on the AGO National Council.  Her name has also appeared on the AGO national ballot,  as President and Vice-President (twice). Her hobby of 19th & early 20th century social dance has taken her to historic ballrooms in Newport, Prague, Vienna, Paris, and St. Petersburg.  She makes her home in a 1920’s “triple decker” in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

Email: vwagner@triconchurch.org

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Business Manager, Judy Walpole has been on the TriCon staff since 1986. Judy has a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College. She has served on numerous boards and committees in Concord including six years on the Board of Selectmen. Judy and her husband, Jim enjoy spending time with their family in Virginia and Illinois, especially with their four grandchildren.  

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 223
Email:  jwalpole@triconchurch.org


 

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Director of Christian Education, Carrie O’Brien grew up in New York “in Washington Irving territory” and moved to the Boston area in her 20’s.  Carrie’s career path has taken her from working with developmentally disabled to marketing and promoting publications to finally landing her in what she calls the most rewarding, challenging, and satisfying profession, other than motherhood.  Carrie brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to her position as CE Director at TriCon since she joined the staff in 2002.  She thrives on creating programming and curriculum and hopes that through her work she can help children develop into loving, giving and accepting Christians.  Carrie is grateful for the opportunity to raise her three children in the TriCon community.  In her free time she loves to disappear into a good book, dabble in photography, tend to her new gardens and do anything that includes being with her husband, children and two dogs.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 240
Email:  cobrien@triconchurch.org


 

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Administrative Assistant, Karen Lord, is a graduate of Regis College and has an MA in Psychology from Assumption College. Karen has worked for the United Church of Christ for twenty-six years, the past fourteen at TriCon. Karen manages the reception office; produces the monthly newsletter, weekly bulletin, and Events and Comments; and supervises the office volunteers. She also facilitates the bi-weekly Caregivers Support Group.  Karen lives in Lexington. Her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter live in NJ. Karen enjoys travel, gardening, reading, walking, Cape Cod and spending time with her granddaughters.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 221
Email: klord@triconchurch.org


 

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Dale Ryder, Membership Coordinatorhas been an active member of TriCon since 1995. She has served as Moderator of Church Council, on the Diaconate, and on the Membership, Personnel, Mission and Antiques Sale Committees for the past 11 years. Dale graduated from Wheaton College in 1978 with a BA in German/History. Prior to raising her two children, Peter and Lindsay, Dale worked at Fidelity Investments for eleven years as the General Manager of the Boston Telephone Operation. As a “stay at home” mom, Dale was active as a volunteer in the schools, at the Concord Museum, with the National Charity League and Concord Carlisle Community Chest, and as a Trustee of the Gleason Library. Dale loves to travel with her family, read, play bridge, and cook.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 239
Email: dale.r.ryder@gmail.com


 

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Amy Bruning, Administrative/Bookkeeping Assistant, lives in Carlisle where she and her husband raise their three children. Amy and Nick have been active at TriCon as worship participants, as well as employees. (Nick is the Youth Group Leader for the senior-high students).  Amy greatly enjoys her part time hours in the always fun and often frenetic church office.  As a family, the Brunings enjoy travel, summertime on Nantucket, and the silly and sweet companionship of their black lab and English bulldog. Amy is an avid walker and reader and an amateur photographer.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 222
Email: abruning@triconchurch.org


 

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Nick Bruning, Youth Group Leader, is a Concord native and grew up attending TriCon with his brother and sisters. After completing study at the University of Vermont, he and his wife Amy eventually resettled in Concord, but recently moved to Carlisle, and are happily raising three children. Fulfilling a life-long passion for artistic endeavors, Nick graduated from the North Bennet Street School in Boston in 2002, and works as a custom fine-furniture maker. The Youth Group Leader at TriCon since 2004, he thrives on the energy of the senior-high youth and enjoys their Sunday evening games and activities, their thoughtful Wednesday discussions, and the yearly mission trip. Nick enjoys the bustle of having three children, spending many hours in New England’s hockey rinks. He takes pleasure in walking the family’s dogs through Concord’s beautiful conservation lands. He is learning to play guitar. And above all, Nantucket is his favorite place to be.

Email: nbruning@triconchurch.org


 

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Marcia J. Macres, Social Media/Publicity/IT Coordinator, joined the TriCon staff in January 2015. Originally from Texas, Marcia (pronounced Mar-SEE-ah) moved to New England in the late 80’s and now lives in Westford, MA with her husband and two teenage children.  She has been a member of TriCon for almost 20 years and has served in many capacities including church school teacher, various committees and most recently the part-time position of “Director of Buzz”, helping share the news of TriCon to its members and surrounding communities.  Marcia is also a marketing specialist and owner of Marketing by Marcia, is Co-Director of the Boston chapter of Chick Singer Night-the world’s longest running talent showcase featuring female singer/songwriters in 16 cities across the US and in Sweden, and lead vocalist in the local Boston-area jazz band The Jazz Punishers.  

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 226 
Email: mjmacres@triconchurch.org


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