The Music Search Committee and the Music Committee are delighted to introduce Robert August as our new Director of Music, to begin at First Church Boston, September 1, 2017. We are excited to welcome this superb choirmaster, organist, pianist and harpsichordist. What good fortune that he has chosen to share his love of music and his musicianship with us! Robert is a talented, classically trained musician with wide musical interests. He looks forward to working with our choir and volunteer singers, and with a congregation that welcomes a variety of musical genres, beautifully performed. Robert and his wife Delores, a PhD student at NEC, and two children live in Newton MA. We happily extend a warm welcome to them as well. We will officially welcome Robert on Sunday, September 10.
You can read Robert August's bio on our Staff Page.
In addition, we are delighted to announce that Lara Profitt will be joining our community this August as our new Director of Religious Education. She and her family will be moving from Fairfax County, Virginia to Brookline in July.
Lara has experience as a pre-school director and as a pre-K and Kindergarten teacher. More importantly for us, she has been Spiritual Education Director in three UU churches. She is a Religious educator and RE program administrator with experience developing new programs and curricula, working with committees, families, and clergy to enhance RE programs, and recruiting, mentoring, and developing volunteers. And she is a delightful person! Lara and her husband, Ron Wavra, and have three children: Matt (age 10), Ben (age 7), and Evelyn (age 3). We welcome them all.