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PIvesSmRev. Dr. Peter Ives, Theologian In Residence

The Rev. Dr. Peter Ives (he/him) is the Theologian in Residence of the Haydenville Congregational Church. He is currently leading our Worship Committee planing Sunday services while we seek a new settled pastor. He sings each Sunday with our choir and serves our church as a Field Education Supervisor for Andover Newton Theological Seminary. He is also The Rev. of “The Rev and The Rabbi” radio program which is part of the Bill Newman Show WHMP 96.9 every Thursday morning. He has just written a book called “What is Your Life? Discovering What Matters Before It Is Too Late.”

yohahRev. Yohah Ralph; Minister of Outreach and Pastoral Care

Through my years in ministry, I have been a worship leader, and been involved in pastoral care, prayer ministries, spiritual direction, human rights advocacy, feeding ministries, and service to underserved populations.

Following a rich experience in a worshiping community in Northampton, MA, I pursued theological education. I undertook studies at Weston Jesuit Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, and earned a Master of Divinity degree at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA. In pursuit of skills to deepen theological conversations, I completed a practicum in spiritual direction at the Center for Religious Development in Cambridge, MA.

My passion is to share the healing and saving power of faith I have experienced, with others. I am dedicated to supporting the needs, dreams, and aspirations of the people I meet, through acts of kindness, and cultivating the use of prayer, forgiveness, sacred scripture, dialogue, writing, and expressive arts as catalysts for transformation and self-actualization. I am passionate about inter-generational ministry, the power of the spoken word, the dignity of every person, and joy as a means to God’s true nature.