Norwich Congregational Church

UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST • NORWICH, VERMONT

Amy Frost: Office Manager

Amy Frost is a resident of Tunbridge, VT where she lives with her husband, Matt, 3 children, 1 Australian Shepherd, and 2 cats. She is the clerk of the Tunbridge Central School Board, an active volunteer at The Sharon Academy, and involved in the Christian Education committee at the Tunbridge Church. In her former life, she traveled extensively throughout the former Soviet Union for a Washington DC-based international consulting firm, and ran an academic program on international peace and security studies for a New York City research organization. With kids settled into school and sports (following her family’s permanent move to Tunbridge 3 years ago), Amy is excited to be returning to work part-time in a new yet familiar environment, reminiscent of her childhood experience at The Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church on the Main Line of Philadelphia.

 

Danielle Taylor: Sunday School Coordinator

Danielle became our Sunday School Coordinator in 2011. Danielle takes a very creative approach to standard curriculum. She weaves together elements of Godly Play, traditional story-telling, and learning through art and craft making. The classroom experience is stimulating and tactile. She also plans Vacation Bible School. Danielle double majored in sociology/anthropology and studio art at Middlebury. She worked and took courses at the Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts in Philadephia. She completed two master’s degrees in art at the University of Iowa. She has set up a very attractive and stimulating environment for the children. They take pride in their creations and enjoy their time in church. Danielle is eager to welcome more young families to the church. Danielle lives with her husband and three young children in Norwich.

 

Kathy Sherlock-Green: Choir Director

Kathy Sherlock-Green became the director of the Junior Choir in 1986. She expanded her duties to include the Youth Choir in 1995 and then the Senior Choir in 2003. Kathy has a varied musical background. She began playing violin and guitar in elementary school. At age 15 she began voice lessons with a professor at the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. She was involved with several choral and instrumental ensembles and performed in musicals while in junior high and high school. Kathy received a Bachelor of Music in Education from the University of Nebraska in 1982. While at UNL she sang in the Opera Theatre program, singing several roles in her junior and senior years. She has taken graduate courses at Dartmouth College, Plymouth State University, Longy School of Music, Boston Conservatory of Music and the Dalcroze School of Music. Kathy has been employed as a music educator at the Marion Cross School K-6 in Norwich, Vermont, Lyme Schools K-8, and Orford Schools K-12. In addition to her work at NCC she currently teaches music at the Hampshire Cooperative Nursery School in Hanover, NH and has several private voice students. Kathy is a founding member of the New Hampshire Master Chorale (NHMC) now in its tenth season. She was the guest conductor this past fall for the ensemble's first annual Children's Chorus Festival which brought together 65 students in grades 4 through 6 from a variety of school in New Hampshire for a day of rehearsals, activities, and a concert performance with the NHMC. Kathy lives in Hanover, NH with her husband Dick Green and their daughter Eleanor and son Sasha.

 

Tacy Colaiacomo: Organist

Tacy Colaiacomo began accompanying the Junior Choir and the Youth Choir in 1998. She majored in music at Carleton College in Minnesota, specializing in early music. She gave a solo piano recital and played recorder and krummhorn (a Renaissance capped double-reed instrument) in the Carleton Pro Musica.  She is one of the choral accompanists at Hanover High School, and plays for the high school musicals at Mascoma Valley Regional High School.  She has accompanied numerous Upper Valley elementary and high school choruses and musical theater groups.

 

The church made it possible for Tacy to take organ lessons. She received the Service Playing Certificate from the American Guild of Organists and became the church organist full-time in 2007. She is also the accompanist for the Senior Choir.

 

Tacy lives in Enfield Center, NH with husband Domenic, daughter Mari and son Nick.

 

Dan Goulet: Sexton

Dan Goulet became our Sexton in 2007. His job is to make the building and grounds safe and comfortable. He has several backgrounds: carpenter, fixer of things, and facilities manager. He has many duties at the church. Every Sunday morning he makes sure the heat is on and sidewalks and steps are shoveled in winter or the windows open in summer. He cleans, sets thermostats, handles the recycling and trash, changes bulbs. He arranges the mowing schedule. He helps set up for functions. He checks the fire equipment. He explains that his purpose in life is to help people. Dan is a native Vermonter and he lives in Norwich.

 

 

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