Staff

Rev. Kate Ekrem

Rev. Kate Ekrem

Rector

kate@our-redeemer.net

Kate came to Redeemer as Priest-in-Charge in 2009. She had previously served as seminarian at Church of the Heavenly Rest, NYC, assistant rector at St. Barnabas in Irvington, NY, and most recently as Rector of Grace Church in Norwood, MA for seven years. Before seminary, she worked in book publishing in New York City. Kate has an M.Div from General Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Williams College.

Kate is married to Dave Ekrem, who is the web manager for Mass General Hospital for Children. They have three children: Peter (14), Tom (11), and Lucy (8).

On February 9, 2012 Kate officially became the Rector of Church of Our Redeemer!

Rev. Andrew Goldhor

Rev. Andrew Goldhor

Assistant Rector

The Reverend Andrew Goldhor began his ministry at Redeemer in July,2013. He is a graduate of General Theological Seminary and the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served as a seminarian at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City. After college Andrew spent a year in the Episcopal Service Corps, living in intentional community at St. Mary’s Church, Manhattanville, and working in the West Harlem community. He grew up in Belmont, MA. He lives in Waltham with his wife, The Rev. Jack Clark.

Dr. Bernadette Colley

Dr. Bernadette Colley

Music Director

Dr. Bernadette Colley has directed church music and taught music for over 25 years. Prior to her arrival at Church of Our Redeemer in February 2011 she was Director of Music and Worship Arts at the Pleasant Street Congregational Church in Arlington. There, her ministry was known for its diversity of musical styles and genres from Palestrina to Dixieland, and was enhanced by guest musicians ranging from the Renaissonics to the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.  She founded and coordinated Pleasant Street Choral Concerts with support from Massachusetts Arts Lottery grants, and led worship services including major works by Bach, Buxtehude, Charpentier, Purcell, Ramirez, Saint-Saens, Vivaldi, Handel, and others.

As guest conductor of the Nashoba Valley Chorale for its 25th anniversary season, Ms. Colley led an orchestral-choral performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C, and from 1986-96 was the guitarist for the Scandinavian vocal ensemble Stambandet.  From 2009-2011, she was advisor to Matimba ya Ripfumelo, a New England based South African humanitarian-service vocal ensemble which presented concerts throughout New England to raise money for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa.  At the Church of Our Redeemer, Dr. Colley directs the Redeemer Choir and Atrium Singers, incorporates a wide range of instrumental and vocal talents of its members into weekly services, researches and plans music for unique Special Sunday Services, and oversees all aspects of administering and providing a diverse and high quality music program for Redeemer’s Sunday morning worship.

Peggy Kelly

Parish Administrator

office@our-redeemer.net

Peggy has about 30 years of professional administrative experience. In addition to administration, she is a certified health coach and yoga teacher and hsa a degree in early childhood education. Peggy is a member of Community Congregational Church in Billerica where she serves on the Senior Leadership Team and am the women’s ministry coordinator. She is really happy to be the new church administrator here!

Roy McHoul

Roy McHoul

Sexton

Roy has been the sexton and handyman at Church of Our Redeemer since 2010.