Meet Our Newest Members!
I was born and lived in England until my late-20s when I came to the United States via Canada. I moved to Winchester 17 years ago with my three children who are now all lovely young adults whom I am very proud of. Being outside in nature is very important to me; so having the Fells on my doorstep is a wonderful gift. I am very happy to become a part of this community.
Shannon and Ben Gibson
Shannon and Ben were raised in Texas and moved to Woburn one year ago for Ben’s new job. They have two children, Elizabeth, age 3, and Anderson, age 9 months. In their free time, they enjoy being outdoors, watching movies, and traveling together.
Erin and Eric Nordstrom
Eric was raised in Melrose and grew up very active in the First United Methodist Church on Main St. Erin grew up in Greenwich, CT, and has been in the Boston area since graduating from Babson in 2005. Eric and Erin moved to Winchester in 2014 and are raising two, soon to be three daughters. Avery is 2.5 years old and Maddie is 9 months and stole your hearts as the screaming Baby Jesus in the pageant last year. Baby #3 is due this August and we look forward to raising the three girls in the FCCW church family.
Nancy and Tom O’Connor
Tom and Nancy live in Somerville with their three boys Tommy, 8; Will, 6 and Charlie who is 3. Tom grew up in Lexington, MA, and Nancy spent her childhood in Hartford, CT, before meeting in Boston after college. When they are not chasing after their very active boys, Tom is an avid golfer, sports fan, and live music buff. Nancy spends her free time reading, doing yoga, and volunteering at the boys’ school.
Jane Ring Frank
Jane Ring Frank was born into a Jewish and Catholic household in Los Angeles, CA, where she attended Presbyterian and Christian Science schools. She moved to Boston in 1991 and became the Director of Music at Arlington Street Church (U.U.) in Boston’s Back Bay. It was there that she met Stephen Cole and his very young daughter, Anne Frances. In 1998, she became the Director of Chapel Music at the Episcopal Divinity School in Harvard Square and made her way to FCC in 2003, where she has continuously and joyfully served as Minister of Music. She loves the study of religion and religious practices! She and Stephen look forward to their daughter’s marriage this September.
Joani and Ed Valeriano
Joani and Ed Valeriano moved to Winchester with their sons, Gavin (11) and Rory (10) in 2017. Prior to settling in Winchester, the Valeriano's lived in Jersey City (Ed's hometown) and Basel, Switzerland. In their free time, they like to bike, garden, play tennis, practice yoga, and travel. They look forward to joining the FCCW congregation.