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: Terri Lambert
My family has lived in Granby since 1994. Claude, my husband, and I retired from civil service at Westover ARB. We’ve been married 32 years and have a son, Stephen, who is 27 years old and a tattoo artist. I’ve been involved in music since the age of 6, starting with piano and at 44, I learned to play the organ and have been for over 20 years. Music is now my life. I’ve just completed my 10th year as organist here at UCC. I teach piano and organ and currently have 9 piano students ranging in age from 7 to 80 and one student who is also learning to play the organ.
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.
Youth Group Leader: Sarah Donais
Sarah is currently a youth group leader for our middle school students. She is working towards her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology at UMass Amherst. She received her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education/CSD from Elms College where she played soccer, tutored, and was involved with student government. Sarah loves spending time with friends and family, reading, and the outdoors.