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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.
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Church Administrator, 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
Children’s Ministry Director, 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
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
Amy Bruning, Administrative/Bookkeeping Assistant/Membership Coordinator, lives in Carlisle, with her husband Nick. They are enjoying acclimating to the early days of their ‘empty nest.’ Amy and Nick have been active at TriCon as worship participants, as well as employees (Nick was the senior high Youth Leader for 14 years). Amy has greatly enjoyed growing her job in the fun and often frenetic church office since she started in 2005, and she looks forward to continuing to learn creative ways to provide support to the staff and members of TriCon. As a family, Nick and Amy are excited to be witnessing their three children become young adults, and often visit them at their new homes and campuses. The nest doesn’t feel too empty for comfort, as they live with the silly and sweet companionship of their English bulldog, black lab, kitten, many chickens and four sheep. Outside of work and animal-husbandry, Amy is an avid home cook, walker, reader, and photographer.
Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 222
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 her husband Jason’s local Boston-area jazz band The Jazz Punishers.
Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 226
Christine Kelley, Youth Leader, joined the staff in August 2019. She is a Westford resident who teaches middle school students through the CASE collaborative, has a Masters in Education, and has been active in her own Methodist church with their confirmation class and youth group. She has two daughters in college, is fluent in Spanish, and plays center midfield on a women’s soccer league. Christine is energetic, engaging, and passionate about working with teens.
Phone: (978) 369-4837
Jamie Aromaa, Sexton