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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 email the office and the Parish Administrator will schedule an appointment for you.

Associate Clergy

More About Nancy

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
617-566-7679 ext. 170

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.


Director of Children's, Teens and Family Ministries 423-356-8308


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.  

Barbara MacDonald


Parish Administrator
617-566-7679 ext.100

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.


Financial Administrator
617-566-7679 ext. 120

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
617-566-7679 ext. 150

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. 


Spiritual Formation Assistant

More about Max

An Episcopalian of the Anglo-Catholic ilk by birth, Max grew up with a lot of C.S. Lewis, nature, and long and late dinners in suburban New Jersey. This eventually led him to Durham University in the UK where he got his BA in history and theology, focusing on medieval systematics. After school he lived andworked at Saint Mark’s Locust Street in center city Philadelphia. Here he taught Sunday school, ran the food cupboard, served the daily masses and offices, and cooked many long and late dinners with his peers. He then ran away to be a park ranger for three years at Big Bend National Park in the Texas-Mexico borderlands where he has family, and enjoyed working around remote canyons and extinct volcanoes. In fall of 2021 he started a masters at Boston College in theology to pursue his interests in Christian neoplatonism and its implications of the sacramental presence of God in creation. Max joined the team at Redeemer around the same time to assist with the spiritual formation of children and young people. He especially loves leg-destroying hikes, big fluffy dogs, red meat, and lots of incense in church. He also feels these things are mysteriously related in the infinite and beautiful mind of God.


   Social Media Coordinator

More About Anna

Hello Redeemer family! My name is Anna Carpenter and I am super excited to be the new social media coordinator! A little bit about me -- I am a senior at Boston College studying Psychology and Special Education. I have been a member of the Boston College Episcopalian Chaplaincy at BC for the past four years and enjoyed my time at Redeemer. I am really excited to connect with you through social media. We have all been through a lot these past two years and as a result, our social interactions have decreased. I am looking to expand social interaction through social media and look to build a stronger relationship online where we can connect and share our lives together in a safe and socially distanced way! My goal is to create a space where everyone can stay in touch with upcoming events and news. Please feel free to send me your photos and I look forward to hearing from you!

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