Rev. Janet Sandquist-Skagerlind (Pastor) Rev. Janet is a graduate of Clark University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Humanities. She holds a Master of Divinity and doctoral credits from Andover Newton Theological School. She is a trained classical singer. Rev. Janet was ordained in the American Baptist tradition and has standing in the United Church of Christ. In her 25 years of ministry, Rev. Janet has served ABC, UCC, UUA and Episcopal congregations. She has facilitated and participated in many ecumenical and interfaith events. She endeavors to serve God and God's people in ways which exemplify love, faithfulness and perservance, and furthers Christian witness and fellowship, both locally and on a global scale. Rev. Janet strives to live by the words: “May you love God so much that you love nothing else too much; may you fear God enough that you need fear nothing else at all." Rev. Janet lives in Hardwick with her husband and daughter.
Roberta (Bobbie) Morkin (Director of Music) was born in Iowa and raised on a farm in a galaxy far, far away from anything or anyone. Bobbie began studying music at age 8 and has worked with keyboards and choirs ever since. She lived in England for two years; one year working at a Lutheran Retreat Centre; and another year working with a University Study Abroad Program. Bobbie graduated from Luther College with degrees in Music (Organ Performance/Choral) and Studio Art. She did advanced study at the University of Northern Iowa and the University of Iowa, in Music Performance and Art History. After moving to Massachusetts she attended Andover Newton Theological School and was then drawn back to music, her calling and life-center. In 2015 she returned to musical study, and in 2018 earned her MA in Music (Organ Performance) from the City University of New York, Hunter College. Most recently Bobbie served as Organist/Choir Director for 12 years at the United Congregational Church, Holyoke; and as part of the pastoral team there with her husband, Chuck, for 14 years. She loves New England and feels at home in the hills and mountains of this beautiful place on the planet.
Deb Trimble (Administrative Assistant) Deb has been a member of Wilbraham United for most of her life and is active both in the church community and also as a leader of the resident theatre group - the Wilbraham United Players. Deb recently ended her career of almost 35 years with a large insurance company where she specialized in the retirement industry. She lives close by to the church with her husband Rick (Averill), daughter Carolyn and Minnie (the cat) who rules the household.