Directory of Clergy and Staff
THE REV. MICHAEL B. DANGELO
617-566-7679 ext. 110
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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 email the office and the Parish Administrator will schedule an appointment for you.
THE REV. NANCY E. GOSSLING
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After serving as a parish priest for 15 years in Connecticut, the Rev. Nancy E. Gossling felt called to serve God as a missionary, evangelist, and “free agent in Christ.” She began as a consultant at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland. She and her husband Paul then relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2015, and Nancy now serves Christ in a variety of ways. She was Theologian in Residence at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington, Vermont in 2018, Acting Dean of our Cathedral Church of St. Paul in 2017, co-chair of the Mission Strategy Phase 4 Team, serves on the Diocesan Disciplinary Board, was the facilitator of the Mentors of Recently Ordained Clergy, a vestry and parish retreat leader, and friend of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge and Bethany House of Prayer in Arlington. Currently she serves as a spiritual director and on the steering committee of the Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Nancy likes to embrace change and was delighted to accept an invitation to serve as associate clergy at The Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill. God comes to us in mysterious and unexpected ways and for that I give thanks to God and to you.
Organist and Director of Music
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The Anglican Church music tradition has been an important and enduring part of Nigel Potts’ life.
Born into a musical family, (his grandmother being a student of Herbert Howells in London), Nigel’s church music career began as a boy chorister at Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul in New Zealand. Upon completing his undergraduate music degree in New Zealand, Nigel moved to England, where he held two Cathedral organ scholarships and studied Church Music at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He also worked as a freelance organist in London, frequently playing services and recitals in Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and various other London churches.
In 2002, Nigel graduated with his Master of Music degree from Yale University where he studied with Prof. Thomas Murray. He has since held Organist & Director of Music positions at Christ & St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in New York City and at Grace Church Cathedral in Charleston, SC.
Nigel has overseen the design and installation of two Schoenstein & Co. pipe organs (in NYC & SC) and immensely enjoys the Redeemer Schoenstein! A conductor of both professional and semi-professional choirs, Nigel has commissioned music for his choirs from prominent American and British composers such as Jeremy Filsell, Robert Lehman, Bruce Neswick, Paul Spicer and Richard Webster.
As an organ recitalist, Nigel has performed recitals across four continents and extensively across the United States, including distinguished venues in London, Cambridge (UK), Paris, Toronto, New York City, Washington DC, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, as well as in Austria, Iceland, Taiwan, New Zealand and the Bahamas.
Nigel is married to Sarah Rose Taylor and they have three young children.
For more information, please see www.nigelpotts.com
BARRIE ROSE BLISS
Director of Children's, Teens and Family Ministries 423-356-8308
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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 finished 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.
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 ACCEPT Educational 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 and at-home dad/writer living in Acton, 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.
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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
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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.
Spiritual Formation Assistant
One of the most enduring and significant features of Kayla Robbins’ life has been a desire to participate in the remedial and redemptive work of the Church. In her studies, her work, and her relationships, Kayla yearns to make a gift of her life to the realisation of St. Julian of Norwich’s insistence that in this life we are more truly in heaven than on earth.
Having grown up in New England, Kayla earned her MA Theology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, followed by an MPhil in Theology and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Cambridge. Now settled back in New England, she is thrilled to serve at the Church of the Redeemer by being a loving travelling companion to children and youth in their journeys of faith. Kayla loves Julian of Norwich, Taylor Swift, thrifting vintage clothes, and Leonard Cohen. In that order.