INTERIM SENIOR MINISTERS
The Rev. Dr. Jill Edens and Rev. Richard Edens are serving as co-ministers during our time of transition. They accepted the call and began at TriCon in the last week of January, 2023. The Rev. Robert Brown, who has worked at TriCon for thirteen years, retired from his Senior Minister position in January.
The Edens are experienced leaders and pastors. They served as Co-Senior Pastors for 38 years at the United Church of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, until their retirement in 2017. They relocated to the greater Boston area to be closer to their daughter, the Rev. Ruth Edens, and her family. Since then, they have served at the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church, the First Parish of Westwood, and the Congregational Church of Weston, in Interim capacities.
They are both graduates of the Yale Divinity School, with Jill receiving her Doctorate in Ministry from Lancaster Theological Seminary. Their years of experience in the administration of large, diverse, and growing communities of faith will be a great benefit as we navigate our upcoming transition. With the Interim Co-Ministers in place, we as a congregation look forward to the next steps in the process of identifying and calling a settled Senior Minister.
MINISTER OF CONGREGATIONAL LIFE
The Rev. Gail Miller is our Minister of Congregational Life. She comes from the Midwest — Wisconsin and Minnesota. She attended Lutheran schools (St. Olaf College and Luther Seminary). Ordained in 1994 at Colonial Church of Edina, Minnesota, she has served Massachusetts churches in Wakefield, Acton, and most recently, Groton. She is a ‘for fun’ musician (piano, flute, handbells) who loves all kinds of music, enjoys skiing, and is an avid reader.
Gail lives in Maynard with her husband Mike and their dog Spanish Water Dog, Ginger. They are adapting to their empty nest as their daughter Sophia attends college in New York City. Together they enjoy skiing, traveling, and spending time at their ski condo in Maine.
Cell: (978) 831-3482