OUR STAFF

  • 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

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  http://nepalindiadotblog.wordpress.com

Visit nantucketweddingminister.com to learn more about Rev. Linda.

Nigel Goss

Music Director

 

In September 2019, Nigel Goss was hired as Music Director. Nigel brings a wide range of music and musical experience to the Meeting House music program. He has been a keyboard player and bassist in every kind of ensemble from reggae bands to jazz combos to classical orchestras, and has a vast love and appreciation for all facets of music and musicality.

 

In addition to his role at the Meeting House, he teaches music at the Nantucket Community Music Center and the Nantucket Lighthouse School, and can be found performing at various venues all over the island. He brings his love of all kinds of music to the Meeting House and strives for vibrant and eclectic presentations, and collaborates with musicians in the church community as well as guest musicians from the island community.

Sue Mynttinen

Office Manager/Events Coordinator

Sue Mynttinen joined the team in January 2020 in the role of Office Manager and Events Coordinator. Prior to moving to Nantucket, she spent several years working in Development Research at Brandeis University and completed her MBA in Mission Driven Management. Sue moved to Nantucket in 2013 and has held positions in several non-profits that serve to enhance the life of those who live on and visit Nantucket. She is passionate about serving the community with her administrative skills and dry sense of humor.  When she’s not at the (virtual) Meeting House, Sue also serves as the Program Director for the Alliance for Substance Prevention and volunteers at Nantucket Cottage Hospital.

Leyah Jensen Marshall

Children and Youth Program Director

Leyah Jensen Marshall holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. Studies in fine art have taken her worldwide, from acclaimed institutions like the Danish Design School and Pacific Northwest College of Art; to Artist Residencies in India, Haiti, and Nepal. She is the recipient of distinguished awards ranging from a National Gold Medal in Art & Design (VICA) to New York Book Show 1st place winner and #1 bestselling pop-ups (New York Times). Locally she is a recipient of the Chase Plein-Air Award, and enjoys sharing her broad fluency in art mediums through teaching while working as a fine artist and children's book creator in Nantucket.

Second Congregational Meeting House Society, Unitarian Universalist

11 Orange Street

P.O. Box 1023

Nantucket, MA 02554

508-228-5466

office@unitarianchurchnantucket.org

 

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

revlinda@unitarianchurchnantucket.org

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