The Rev. Christen H.Mills
The Rev. Christen H. Mills is the Rector of Epiphany Parish. She is passionate about congregational ministry and especially enjoys working with and getting to know people of all ages and hearing their stories of what Christ is doing in their lives.
Christen studied at Boston University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Art History. After graduation she worked in retail as a sales associate at Ann Taylor and Borders Stores. In 2010, Christen served as a Young Adult Service Corps Missionary to Nagoya, Japan and spent a year supporting various ministries of the Anglican Diocese of Chubu. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2014.
On June 7, 2014 Christen was ordained as a deacon by the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw and she was ordained as a priest on January 10, 2015 by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates. She served as assistant rector at St. Peter’s in Weston, MA from August 2014-October 2016. Christen was appointed the Priest-in-Charge at Epiphany Parish in November of 2016 and called as Rector of Epiphany Parish in 2019.
Christen lives in Walpole, MA and is married to Dan Hicks.
The Rev. Hal Edmonson
The Rev. Hal Edmonson has served as the curate (Episcopal Church lingo for newly-ordained clergy) at Epiphany Parish since August 2022. He was lifted up in the ordination process by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brookline, MA, was ordained to the transitional diaconate by The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates on June 4, 2022, and ordained to the priesthood by the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris on February 4th, 2023.
Originally from Wisconsin, Hal became a New England transplant via Minnesota, many years teaching in rural Japan, and an extended trek backpacking through monasteries in Europe before finally landing in Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in Religion from Carleton College, and an M.Div from Harvard Divinity School. During his theological studies, Hal became fascinated by the scientific and ethical questions that surround critical and end-of-life care, and ultimately discerned that he had an additional vocation as a physician as well as a priest. He serves at Epiphany on a very part-time basis, and during the week trades his collar and stole—in the material sense, that is—for scrubs and a stethoscope as a student at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School.
Hal and his wife Erin live in nearby Sharon, MA, and can often be found trail running in the Moose Hill Preserve, perfecting new soup recipes, and day-dreaming about building a house out of shipping containers.
Despite his limited and erratic hours at Epiphany, Hal is available to you in confidence on any pastoral matter. He can be reached via the parish office.
Nancy joined the staff at Epiphany in the Spring of 2010. Choirs are open to youth and adults who provide musical leadership for congregational singing in the worship of the church. The primary role of the choir is to lead and support the congregations worship through singing. All are welcome to join. If you are interested please contact Nancy Wakefield through the church office at 508-668-2353.
Cindy joined the Epiphany staff in July 2020. Cindy has spent her career in child care administration at the YMCA and Next Generation Children's Centers. Cindy lives in Wrentham and is married to Dan, has two children and six grandchildren. Cindy is in the office Tuesday-Thursday 10:00 to 2:00 and can be reached at 508-668-2353 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday School Superintendent
Jean is a long standing member of Epiphany Parish and has been involved in the Sunday School since 2001. Most recently she has been working with the Pre-K and Kindergarten Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Beginning with the 2019-2020 program year, she is excited to undertake the role of Sunday School Superintendent.
Lay Leaders of our Church
The Vestry is a committee elected by the congregation to work with the church wardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church. This committee is charged with property management as well as fiduciary administration and human resource responsibilities. These members have accepted a call to lead the congregation to a closer relationship to God. Vestry members are elected by the Church membership and serve for three year terms. Elections occur at the congregation’s annual meeting. The work of the vestry is done in partnership with the Rector. The vestry meets the third Tuesday of each month.
Senior Warden - The Senior Warden is an elected member of the Vestry. He/she serves as an advisor to the Rector and as a leader to the Vestry and to the congregation.
Junior Warden - The Junior Warden is an elected member of the Vestry. He/she serves to assist the Rector and Sr. Warden in providing leadership to the Vestry and congregation. The Jr. Warden is also responsible for property maintenance.
Clerk - The Clerk is a member of the Vestry and is responsible for taking notes during Vestry meetings and preparing and distributing the minutes, and correspondence for the Vestry. The Clerk is also maintains a file of all Vestry meetings and takes minutes for the annual meeting.
Treasurer - The Treasurer is elected by the congregation and is accountable to the Rector and the Vestry. The Treasurer is charged with the oversight of collections and deposits, the payment of bills, and the monthly generation of accounting reports. He/she is the chair of the Finance Committee and is responsible for the development of budgets and filing the yearly audits.
Our Vestry as elected at the Annual Meeting held February 4, 2023.
Sr. Warden, Jay Barrett
Jr. Warden, John Robinson, Jr
Treasurer, Susan Cosman
Clerk, Corwin Hee