Church Secretary: Ginette Desrosiers
Ginette joined this church in 1997. Since that time, she has been involved in various volunteer capacities within the church. In February of 2011, she joined the staff. Her husband Dave, who is also very active in the church, is the DPW Director for the Town of Granby. Ginette and Dave have two adult children. Her hobbies include quilting and participating in dog-related activities with her Gordon Setter, Gunner.
Organist: Michael Sampson
Michael is excited to be welcomed into the community and music ministry at the Church of Christ. He works during the week as a music therapist in Springfield and Westfield with people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Michael went to school in Philadelphia, playing for churches, choirs, and music theater in the area, and came up to Amherst several years ago. He is moved to experience God’s presence in congregational music-making, and has eclectic tastes – so be sure to tell him what music you’re connecting with lately!
Choir Director: Taryn Daley
Taryn Daley is a full time musician. She teaches voice and piano in Springfield and Easthampton, records vocals for local bands, and performs classic rock and outlaw country music throughout the Pioneer Valley in the dynamic cover duo TnT. She loves teaching and directing music, reading, writing, and taking long walks with her family and her Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Visit her website at www.westernmamusic.com.
Christian Education Director: Evelyn Hatch
Evelyn Hatch has been attending the Church of Christ in Granby her entire life. As a child she attended Sunday school here and began helping with the Sunday school when she was a teenager. She joined the Christian Education Committee in 2003 and became a youth group leader and a Sunday school volunteer. She was hired as the Christian Education director in 2008, and organizes the Sunday school program and events.
Evelyn and her husband David Trott own Breezy Acres Farm, a greenhouse and farm stand business selling bedding plants, local farm products, baked goods, and produce. She enjoys working with kids. She was a 4-H leader of an Adventure Club for 15 years, a supervisor with the Hampshire Conservation District for more than ten years, and is currently a member of The Granby Agriculture Committee. Evelyn has three adult children: Clinton, Adriane, and David who is a senior at Granby High School
Sexton: Todd Carpenter
The Carpenter Family, including Todd, has been the church’s bell ringers for over 30 year. He is the youngest of 8 children who were brought up in the church. Todd has been a Sunday School Teacher and is currently a member of the board of Trustees. Todd is a full-time Fire Fighter and EMT for the Town of Granby, and is part time for the Hampden County House of Corrections with Medication Distribution. Todd is a Piper with the Holyoke Caledonian Pipe Band, the oldest Bagpipe Band in North America. He is married to Fernanda , and is father to 3 wonderful kids, Lauren, Edson, and Jessica.