Second Congregational Meeting House Society, Unitarian Universalist

11 Orange Street

Nantucket, MA 02554



Church office hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon

Minister’s office hours: Tuesday, 10 a.m. - noon and by appointment

Parsonage: 508-680-6498

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  • Rev. Linda Simmons, Minister

  • Rev. Edward B. Anderson, Minister Emeritus

  • Nigel Goss, Music Director

  • Sue Mynttinen, Office Manager

  • Leyah Jensen, Children & Youth Program Director

  • Sherlly Morocoima, C-WE Assistant & Sexton


Rev. Linda Simmons began her ministry at the Unitarian Meeting House in July of 2013.

After graduating from Harvard Divinity School, Rev. Simmons was ordained into the ministry in May of 2013 at First Church Boston where she served as ministerial intern for two years and also as summer minister. Additionally, she served as junior youth and “Coming of Age” coordinator at First Religious Society in Carlisle, Massachusetts.


Prior to entering the ministry, Linda held a variety of positions in adult and secondary education, and was the senior manager for a program in New Hampshire for 12 years that worked with at risk youth. She attended The New Seminary in New York City and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in economics and a minor in philosophy.

Rev. Simmons now lives on Nantucket with her husband, professional photographer Gary Langley. Her daughter Regina lives and works on island as well. Rev. Simmons  has traveled extensively and has lived abroad in India, Germany, France, Spain,Portugal and the Netherlands.

To learn more about Rev. Linda’s sabbatical to Nepal and India in Feb-April 2018 go to her blog at

Visit to learn more about Rev. Linda.