Ministers for the 2021 Season
Reverend Andrew C. Mead
Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City
Reverend Andrew Mead retired from Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City in 2014 after 41 years of full-time parish ministry. Reverend Mead graduated from DePauw University (B.A), Yale Divinity School (M.Div.) and Oxford University (M.Litt.). He is Rector Emeritus of Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, NY; honorary Doctor of Divinity from Nashotah House Theological Seminary; and Honorary Officer, Order of the British Empire. He and his wife, Nancy, have two children and four grandchildren. In his free time, Reverend Mead enjoys reading, walking and grilling.
Reverend Doctor Robert Baggott
Lost Tree Chapel, North Palm Beach, FL
Reverend Bob Baggot is co-minister with his wife, Reverend Doctor Casey Baggott, at Lost Tree Chapel. Reverend Baggott graduated from Samford University, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Graduate Theological Foundation (D.Min.). He also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Piedmont College. Reverend Baggott's honors include being named by Miami Magazine as one of 86 people to watch; Religious Leader of the Year in Naperville, Ill; and International Citizen of the Year by the University of Indianapolis. He and his wife, Casey, have five children, six grandchildren and one elderly cat. He’s an avid golfer.
Reverend Dr. Robert S. Norris
Royal Poinciana Chapel, Palm Beach, Florida
Reverend Norris has served as Senior Pastor of the Royal Poinciana Chapel in Palm Beach, Florida since 2004. He graduated from Bloomsburg State College (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div, M.Th, D.Min). Along with serving on the advisory board for the School of Ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Dr. Norris has served on the adjunct teaching staff at Princeton Theological Seminary. Reverend Norris and his wife, Debbie, are parents to a daughter. Reverend Norris’ hobbies and pastime activities include travel, landscape gardening, tennis, golf and swimming.
Reverend Doctor D. Stuart Dunnan
Saint James School, Hagerstown, MD
Reverend Stuart Dunnan has served as headmaster of Saint James School since 1992. He graduated from Harvard University (B.A. and A.M.) and Oxford University (M.A. and PhD). He is one of the few Episcopal priests still serving as head of a secondary school in the United States. Honors include the Headmasters Association, and former chaplain and fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford University. In his free time, he is an avid gardener, enjoys golf and spending time with his terrier.
Reverend Doctor Sarah Sarchet Butter
Wellesley Village Congregational Church, Wellesley, MA
Reverend Sarah Butter has served as Senior Pastor of the Wellesley Village Congregational Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts since 2015. She graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (D.Min.), Kellogg School of Management (MBA) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). She counts among her honors serving as an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the UCC for 29 years. Reverend Butter and her physician husband, John, have two daughters. She enjoys traveling with her family and wandering through botanical gardens.
Reverend Richard C. Allen
The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, South Glastonbury, CT
Reverend Dick Allen has served as Senior Minister of The Congregational Church in South Glastonbury, Connecticut since 1988. He graduated from Trinity University (B.A.) and Andover Newton Theological School (M.Div.). Honors include receiving the Community Service Award from Columbia Lodge in 2018 and the YMCA Outstanding Service Award in 2017. Reverend Allen and his wife, Andrea, have four children and eight grandchildren. Reverend Allen is an avid tennis player and a frequent visitor to Malawi, Central Africa.
Reverend Doctor W. Douglas Hood, Jr.
First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, FL
Reverend Doug Hood has served as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, Florida since 2012. He graduated from Eckerd College (B.A.), Columbia Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (D.Min.). He was Moderator of the Presbytery of Tropical Florida and was a commissioner to his denomination’s General Assembly. His sermons and articles have appeared in numerous publications. Reverend Hood and his wife, Grace, have two children. In his free time, Reverend Hood enjoys photography and attending theater.
Reverend Doctor Ginger Brasher-Cunningham
First Congregational Church, Guildford, CT
Reverend Ginger Brasher-Cunningham has served First Church in Guildford, Connecticut since 2015. She graduated from Samford University (B.A.), Southern Seminary (M.Div.) and Ecumenical Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Honors include a Lily Grant and a Day Foundation Grant. She and her minister/chef/author/musician spouse, Rev. Milton Brasher-Cunningham, have three schnauzers and are dedicated Red Sox fans. Among her interests are traveling, watching movies and people, dancing, and wondering.
Reverend Ann M. Aaberg
Mystic Congregational Church, Mystic CT
Reverend Ann Aaberg retired as pastor of Mystic Congregational Church, Mystic, Connecticut in 2018. She graduated from Babson College (B.S.), Boston University (Masters of Public Health) and Andover Newton Theology School (M.Div.). Having recently become a ‘Master Gardener,’ she enjoys gardening, and is a baseball fan and “Nana” to four. Reverend Aaberg and her husband, Doug, have four children and four grandchildren.
Reverend Nicholas Knisely
Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Reverend Nicholas Knisely has served as Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island since 2012. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College (B.A.), University of Delaware (M.S.) and Yale (M.Div.). He is a vowed member of the Society of Ordained Scientists and holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from the Berkeley Divinity School. Reverend Knisely and his wife, Karen, have a daughter. He has participated in a number of pilgrimages to the Arizona desert, Grand Canyon and rivers of New England.
The Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly
Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian, Westerly, RI
Reverend Dr. Wayne Eberly has served as Pastor at Dunn’s Corners Community Church, Presbyterian in Westerly, Rhode Island since March 2015. He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento (BS), San Francisco Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (D. Min.). During his time in Texas, Eberly was elected Moderator of the Presbytery of New Covenant (Houston, Texas) and taught a seminary preaching course for Fuller Seminary. Reverend Eberly and Julie Eberly have four children and one grandchild. During his free time, Reverend Eberly enjoys the beaches of Westerly and leading study/travels trips.
Reverend Doctor Brewster H. Gere
Presbytery of Detroit, Ann Arbor, MI
Reverend Brewster (Budge) Gere served as an installed pastor of Presbyterian churches in Michigan, Seattle and suburban St. Louis for 40 years. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College (B.A.) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.A. and D.Min.). He has been honored for service to multi-cultural/multi-racial, poverty and educational organizations. He and his wife, Anne, are parents to three children and have three grandchildren. During his free time, Reverend Gere enjoys volunteering, traveling, skiing and golfing.
Reverend Doctor Donald R. Frampton
Broadmoor Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, LA
Reverend Don Frampton has been interim pastor at the Broadmoor Presbyterian Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana since 2020 and previously served 24 years as Senior Pastor of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans. He graduated from the University of South Carolina (B.A.) and Columbia Theological Seminary (D.Min.). Honors include Pastor Emeritus, St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church; Moderator of the Presbytery of South Louisiana; and two terms on the Board of Trustees of Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Reverend Frampton and his wife, Colleen, have three children and three grandchildren. Reverend Frampton has written a book on the history of St. Charles Avenue Presbyterian Church in New Orleans, was Transitional Pastor at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, and enjoys golf.