Welcome New Members!

Join us in welcoming 25 new members to the congregation today!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Andrew Buckler moved from Wenham to Beacon Hill a year ago, having moved his radiology software company downtown. Andy is also completing a PhD in Molecular Medicine at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Matthew 25: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?”

Elizabeth Buckler, wife to Andy for 36 years, moved to Boston from Wenham as empty nesters. The Bucklers have three grown children: Mark, Hannah and Mary. Betty has been a preschool teacher for 20 years. Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Abi Downing lives in Boxford with husband, Chuck and 10-month-old son, Gus. She enjoys privately teaching reading while on maternity leave this year.

Chuck Downing is a school counselor. He lives in Boxford with his wife Abi, their baby Gus, and two cats.

David Heckendorn grew up in Seattle, studied in California, and then left the Silicon Valley to smuggle Bibles behind the Iron Curtain until the wall came down. He lived in Europe for ten years, returning to the USA with his wife, Roselle, and three children: John Henry, Marianna, and Peter. He enjoys playing and coaching soccer, snow and water sports, and hiking and biking. He works for InterVarsity, ministering to international grad students at Harvard, and serves Park Street Church as Resident Director of the Van Baay (international student) house. “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, that is Christ.” Ephesians 4:15

Roselle Heckendorn grew up in the UK, attending school in central London but spent the rest of her childhood on a farm in Scotland, where her father was the member of parliament. She met her husband David while on a mission trip smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain. After living in the UK, they moved to Andover in 1996, raised their three children there and then moved to live and work at the Van Baay House in September of last year. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23

Maria Eugenia Inda, originally from Argentina, lives in Cambridge. She came to Cambridge to pursue her postdoc training at MIT. “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” Hebrews 10:38

Bill Morrison has lived all over Canada and a few times in California. He has had the joy of being everything from a computer guy in the 80’s to a missionary to the Shuswap peoples of Canada in the 90’s to church planter and pastor in the 2000’s. He is thankful God led him to Boston where he really enjoys serving the City of Boston with new friends at PSC. A favorite verse is 1 Timothy 1:12, “I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service.”

Kimberley Morrison has most recently moved from Vancouver, Canada. She is mother to four adult children and “Mimi” to eight grandchildren. Her biography has been the story of God’s radical faithfulness in the midst of frailty. A favorite verse at this time would be John 14:23, “Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

Emily Sackmann finds it hard to stay in one place, but even harder to stay away from Boston. She loves loving the ones she’s with and looks forward to the next church potluck. (She asks, “Is that still a thing? Can we make it a thing?”) “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3

Meredith Stewart is an attorney living in the North End who grew up in Italy and loves international travel. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus…I can do everything through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:7,13

Fred Withee has felt the power of Park Street Church from his first service with then Pastor Gordon. He now feels the direction Park Street is going and wants to be part of it.

Chris Briere testifies that “God graced me at MIT after a childhood in syncretism. Now graduated, I founded a clean tech firm. Please pray for my family.” “Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.” John 12:25

Eric Chen is a young professional who moved from Philadelphia to Boston in 2018. He now lives in Waltham with his wife, Tianyi. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” Corinthians 13:4-7

Wes Ireland, husband of Betsy and father of Isla, lives and works remotely in the North End. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” II Timothy 4:7

Joshua Siewert, originally from Edmonton, Canada, moved to Boston for a residency at MGH. He is now working in healthcare strategy consulting and living in the South End. He likes plants, bricks, Dostoevsky, the color orange. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Li Wang is a student at Northeastern University, studying Computer Engineering. She loves hiking, cooking and diving in the Word. (Her official name is Li Wang, however, her friends call her Charlotte.) Genesis 48:15-16: “And he blessed Joseph and said, ‘The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, the angel who has redeemed me from all evil, bless the boys; and in them let my name be carried on, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”

James Yee, originally from Long Island, New York, is a retired technical writer. He lives with his son Michael and family in Dedham. Psalm 119:105

Kara Yee is married to Michael and is the homeschooling mom of Esther and Hannah. Kara is committed to families, missions, and prayer. Psalm 116

Michael Yee is originally from Long Island; he lives with wife Kara, two daughters, and his father. He is a researcher and enjoys family, humor, music, and languages. Romans 5:8

Tianyi Zhang, from China, lives with her husband Eric in Waltham. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Kimberly Dawes is wife to Michael, mother of two adult children, former homeschool teacher/leader K-12, Registered Dietitian, and a volunteer at the Central Assembly of God-East Boston Food Pantry and Boston Healthcare Fellowship. She has been in Boston for one year, so is eager to meet everyone once Covid subsides. John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Maura Gelbloom spent her early years in Connecticut, studied in New York City and now resides in Newton. She is a retired Art Historian with a love for music, art and travel. Romans 8:1

Learn More about Membership

If you have not already become a member of Park Street Church, we encourage you to consider doing so, especially if you already consider Park Street to be your church home.

As a congregational church, Park Street relies upon its membership, who own the building and make all its decisions. This happens every February during our Annual Meeting, to which all are welcome to attend.

We run our membership classes as seven-week small groups. This gives you the opportunity to get to know fellow new members, as well as the minister who teaches the class. The next set of classes will be announced soon!