Directory of Clergy and Staff
THE REV. MICHAEL B. DANGELO
617-566-7679 ext. 110
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More About Mike
Prior to being called as Rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill, the Reverend Michael Dangelo served as the Chaplain at St. Mark’s School of Texas in Dallas and as a Sunday Associate at Saint Michael and All Angels Church. Previously, Mike had served as Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and Dean of the Mystic Valley Deanery. From 2004 to 2008, he was Associate Rector for Congregational Growth at Trinity Church in Boston.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College in Illinois, his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School, and a diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University. In 2000, Mike married his wife, Faye, who earned her ThD (doctor of theology) at Harvard Divinity School in Systematic Theology is the Managing Editor of the Harvard Theological Review and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. Together, they have a daughter named Suzannah, who was born in 2007.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Rev. Dangelo, please click here.
BARRIE ROSE BLISS
Director of Children's, Teens and Family Ministries
More About Barrie Rose
Before becoming the Director of Children, Teens, and Family Ministries at the Redeemer, Barrie Rose Bliss volunteered to help with the Middle School Youth Group beginning on her arrival in Boston in 2017. Following this, she took on the role of the part-time Youth Minister. During that time, Barrie Rose was enrolled at Boston College, earning her Master's in Theological Studies. She began attending an Episcopal church during her undergraduate degree program. Before coming to the Episcopalian church, Barrie worked as a high-school and college administrative assistant and helped oversee the benevolence ministry at North Cleveland Church of God in Cleveland, Tennessee.
After beginning her Christian journey at age seventeen, Barrie Rose started developing a heart for spiritual formation for teens. Motivated by role models who helped her understand the goodness of the God who brought all life into being and the implication of that truth for lived faith, she decided to search out the meaning of this mystery through pursuing theological education at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago where she received her undergraduate degree in Biblical Languages. She is currently finishing up her second master's in Spirituality Studies at Boston College. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, reading medieval and modern spiritual and philosophical texts, buying plants, and drinking delicious coffee.
For an in-depth interview with Barrie Rose, click here.
Director of Music
More about Nigel
Nigel Potts has been involved in Anglican/Episcopal church music his whole life. He was born and grew up in Wellington, New Zealand, where he was a boy chorister of St. Paul’s Cathedral and later returned as organ scholar during his undergraduate years.
Nigel then moved to England for seven years where he was organ scholar of two English Cathedrals and studied church music at the Royal Academy of Music in London. While in London, he studied organ with Jeremy Filsell and the late John Scott at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
In 2000, Nigel came to the USA for further study with Thomas Murray at Yale University where he graduated with a Master of Music Degree. Since, Nigel has directed music at Christ & St. Stephen’s Church in NYC (where he oversaw the installation of the new Schoenstein organ) and at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, SC.
Nigel has performed recitals across four continents and extensively across the United States, including distinguished venues in London, Cambridge (UK), Paris, New York, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, as well as in Austria, Iceland, New Zealand and the Bahamas. His latest CD includes his transcriptions of Wagner’s Prelude to Act Ifrom Tristan und Isolde, Wagner's Wesendonck-Lieder & Elgar’s Sea Pictures with his wife, mezzo-soprano, Sarah Rose Taylor. Nigel and Sarah have three young children.
For more information, click here for Nigel's website.
More About Barbara
Before coming to the Redeemer, Barbara worked as a counselor for young children at Bridge Boston Charter School and continues to work part-time on the weekends as an administrator for EDCO Collaborative's Educator Leadership Institute. She lives in Brookline with her husband, Bradley, an attorney. They have three children: Helen, a Professor of Psychology at Emmanuel College; Daniel, an Episcopal Priest living in Canandaigua, NY; and Cora, an Occupational Therapist working in a Brookline K-8 school. Barbara and her husband have been members of Brookline's All Saints Parish for 25 years. Barbara is a graduate of Lawrence University and has an M.Ed. in Counselor Education from Boston University.
More About Annie
Annie joined the Church of the Redeemer as Financial Administrator in December of 2017. She grew up in western Pennsylvania, and moved to the Boston area after graduating from Grove City College with a degree in Accounting. Annie is a CPA and worked for Deloitte as an auditor, before moving into the private sector. She worked in various finance positions at Sun Life Financial, Delaware Life, and Global Atlantic Financial Group. Beginning in 2016, she became an independent consultant and serves clients in the Boston area, focusing on compliance, auditing, and financial reporting. Annie lives in Acton with her husband, Scott, and their two boys, Pete and Charlie. She enjoys reading, watching her boys play sports, and volunteering at their school.
Verger & Concert Coordinator
More About Suzy
Suzy Westcott has been a member of the Church of the Redeemer since 1974. She has served as Chair of the Sunday School Committee, Treasurer of both the Church Service League and Christmas Market, Directress of the Altar Guild, and a member of the Vestry, where she also held the offices of Assistant Treasurer, Junior Warden and Senior Warden. She has also held the position of Financial Administrator and currently serves as the Verger of the Parish.
Suzy grew up in New York City and is a graduate of Smith College. In 1969, she moved to the Boston area where she worked as a systems engineer for IBM. Suzy is married and has three children.
Sunday School Musician
More About John
Born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas, John came to Massachusetts in 2000 and has been involved in youth and music ministry in various Boston-area churches ever since. He has a broad ecumenical approach to ministry, drawing diverse musical, liturgical and pedagogical influence from the various Christian traditions that he’s been fortunate enough to be a part of. That's a fancy, churchy way of saying he sings ridiculous songs about God with kids and teens (and fun adults).
John was raised in the Episcopal Church (his mother is soon to be ordained to the priesthood!!!) and has provided youth work and music ministry in several denominational settings including Trinity Episcopal Church in Boston, The Barbara C. Harris Summer Camp, Diocesan Youth Ministry events and retreats, Tufts University Protestant Student Fellowship, The Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Boston and the former Charles River Church, an emergent liturgical community. John met his wife Suzy while they were doing youth work together for the diocese. She is currently the Director of High School Sexual Health Education for Boston Public Schools. They live in Quincy with their dog, Mack.
His bookshelf is mostly nerdy theology books that he enjoys but wishes had more pictures. If one values their time, they will be well advised to steer clear of conversation topics that include his musical tastes or his interest in sports played by the University of Texas Longhorns.