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Victoria Wagner has been our Music Director since 1986. She holds degrees in music education and organ performance from SUNY Fredonia and the New England Conservatory. She has been a recitalist at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the Organ Historical Society, and has performed in Iceland, Germany, Holland, and France. After holding various offices for the Boston Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Vickie served three terms on the AGO National Council.  Her name has also appeared on the AGO national ballot,  as President and Vice-President (twice). Her hobby of 19th & early 20th century social dance has taken her to historic ballrooms in Newport, Prague, Vienna, Paris, and St. Petersburg.  She makes her home in a 1920's "triple decker" in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood.

Email: vwagner@triconchurch.org

 

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Business Manager, Judy Walpole has been on the Tri-Con staff since 1986. Judy has a B.A. in English from Tufts University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College. She has served on numerous boards and committees in Concord including six years on the Board of Selectmen. Judy and her husband, Jim have a son and daughter-in-law living in Washington, D.C. and a daughter and son-in-law in Falls Church, VA.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 223
Email:  jwalpole@triconchurch.org

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Director of Christian Education, Carrie O'Brien grew up in New York “in Washington Irving territory” and moved to the Boston area in her 20’s. Carrie’s career path has taken her from working with the developmentally disabled to marketing and promoting publications to finally landing her in what she calls the most rewarding, challenging and satisfying profession, other than motherhood. Carrie brings a lot of energy and enthusiasm to her position as CE Director at Tri-Con since she joined staff in 2002. She thrives on creating programming and curriculum and hopes that through her work she can help children develop into loving, giving and accepting Christians.

Carrie is grateful for the opportunity to raise her three children in the TriCon community. In her free time she loves to disappear into a good book, dabble in her newly discovered passion for photography and do anything that includes being with her husband, three children and pup dog Hudson.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 240
Email:  cobrien@triconchurch.org

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Administrative Assistant, Karen Lord, is a graduate of Regis College and has an MA in Psychology from Assumption College. Karen has worked for the United Church of Christ for eighteen years, the past six them at TriCon. Karen manages the reception office; produces the monthly newsletter, weekly bulletin, and Events and Comments; and supervises the office volunteers. Karen and her husband, Hal, live in Lexington with their springer-spaniel, Daisy. They have an adult daughter who lives in NY. Karen enjoys travel, gardening, reading, walking, and visits to Cape Cod.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 221
Email: klord@triconchurch.org

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Mary Lou Esposito, Membership Coordinator came to Tri-Con in the 1970s to sing in the choir, finding a wonderful community in the choir loft and beyond. In addition to her very active participation in our music program, Mary Lou has been involved in many aspects of church life; serving on committees, chaperoning youth mission trips, and taking on the part-time position of Membership Coordinator in 2001. She and her husband, Joe, live in Bedford. They have two adult children and love traveling to Chicago and California to spend time with them. Other interests include gardening, hiking, biking, cooking, cheering on the Red Sox, reading and traveling, especially to their hometown in the Hudson Valley and to Scotland, where they've lived for several years.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 239
Email: mesposito@triconchurch.org

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Amy Bruning, Administrative/Bookkeeping Assistant, lives in Concord where she and her husband raise their three children. Amy and Nick have been active at TriCon as worship participants, as well as employees. (Nick is the Youth Group Leader for the senior-high students).  Amy greatly enjoys her part time hours in the always fun and often frenetic church office.  As a family, the Brunings enjoy travel, summertime on Nantucket, and the silly and sweet companionship of their black lab and English bulldog. Amy is an avid walker and reader and an amateur photographer.

Phone: (978) 369-4837 ext. 222
Email: abruning@triconchurch.org

Amy Bruning

Nick Bruning, Youth Group Leader, is a Concord native and grew up attending TriCon with his brother and sisters. After completing study at the University of Vermont, he and his wife eventually resettled in Concord, and are happily raising three children. Fulfilling a life-long passion for artistic endeavors, Nick graduated from the North Bennet Street School in Boston in 2002, and works as a custom fine-furniture maker. The Youth Group Leader at TriCon since 2004, he thrives on the energy of the senior-high youth and enjoys their Sunday evening games and activities, their thoughtful Wednesday discussions, and the yearly mission trip. Nick enjoys the bustle of having three teenagers, spending many hours in New England's hockey rinks. He takes pleasure in walking the family's dogs through Concord's beautiful conservation lands. He is learning to play guitar. And above all, Nantucket is his favorite place to be.

Email: nbruning@triconchurch.org

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