Clergy

Amo Ngoepe

Amo Ngoepe is Old South Church's Pastoral Resident, through City Mission's Urban Pastoral Ministry Program. Amo is from South Africa and recently graduated from Union Theological Seminary in New York with her MDiv focusing on psychology and religion. At Old South, Amo helps lead Jazz Worship, and our social justice initiatives including the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, (G)RACE Speaks, and the Climate Change Task Force. 

Shawn M. Fiedler

Shawn is the Acting Associate Minister at Old South Church. Shawn’s ministry at Old South Church supports the worship life of the congregation, as well as membership and evangelism. Ask Shawn about worship and he will tell you: worship is the single most important act we engage in together as Christians. For Shawn, worship is the lifeblood of Christian community. In the church at worship, we receive, renew and grow in our identity as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Katherine A. Schofield

Katherine is the Interim Associate Minister at Old South Church. Her primary areas of responsibility are Thursday Night Jazz Worship, Christian Formation, small group communities and congregational care. Katherine is passionate about relationships and believes that it is through our interactions with creation, including other people, that we come to understand more about God, ourselves and how we are to live in the world.

David Story

David was born and grew up in rural Georgia. He was the fourth child of five in a family for whom the church was the center of life. He received a BA from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He served as pastor to two churches in Georgia and North Carolina before doing Hospital Chaplain work in Atlanta before retiring . He moved to New England ten years ago to work in Consumer Financial Services.

James W. Crawford

James W. Crawford began his ministry at Old South Church in the spring of 1974.  Upon his retirement in 2002, the congregation voted unanimously to grant him the honorary title Senior Minister Emeritus.  He continues to compose sermons for an annual preacher’s liturgical resource, The Minister’s Manual, and to preach on occasion at Old South.  Jim and his wife, Linda Lovett Crawford, have four children and fifteen grandchildren.  They are avid travelers and devoted members of Red Sox Nation, and reside in Lincoln, MA.

Donald A. Wells

Don has been Old South’s Theologian-in-Residence since September 2008, teaching classes in Christian spirituality and theology. Don is a Pastoral Theologian whose life and ministry have been immersed in the church, both local and ecumenical. His experience and academic background provide an important perspective on the intersection of faith and contemporary life. Don’s series of "On the Road" articles, which have appeared in various Old South Church publications, explore familiar biblical themes through new lenses.

Kenneth Orth

Ken Orth leads Healing Worship at Old South on the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. Ordained in 1976, he became a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in 1980. Ken’s life-long journey has been one of living into God’s vision of inclusive, healing love for all people. Growing up in South Dakota in the UCC offered possibility and hope in the most unlikely of circumstances. He is also the pastoral counseling and spiritual direction affiliate of the First Congregational Church of Winchester (UCC).

Nancy S. Taylor

Nancy S. Taylor has served since 2005 as the 20th senior minister and chief executive officer of Old South Church. The dual nature of this role reflects Old South’s dual identity as both a thriving urban church, and an historic leadership institution in Boston (and, as such, steward of storied events and personages, of a National Historic Landmark Building, as well as collections of rare books and silver).

June R. Cooper

June is the Executive Director of City Mission which is the second oldest nonprofit organization in the country. City Mission (formerly City Mission Society) was formed in 1816 to carry out social justice in Boston. She has over thirty years of management experience in health and human services and community organizing. She managed the Boston Health Start program, which has been credited with significantly decreasing the infant mortality rate in the City of Boston in the late 90’s. She has served as a consultant to nonprofit and governmental sectors locally and nationally.

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