The staff at Second Church comes from a diverse background and provides equally varied resources to the church and community. The collegial atmosphere is an essential ingredient in our creative approach to proclaiming the Gospel.
Reverend F. Vernon Wright V
Reverend Vern served at Plymouth Congregational Church, UCC, in Helena, MT for seven years before being called to Second Congregational beginning in July of 2008. He served on the Montana Northern Wyoming conference of the National Synod for the United Church of Christ, the board of directors for Intermountain Children’s Home, and was the director and founder of the Progressive Clergy Alliance. He is passionate about the path of the loving divine as revealed in Christ. Much of his ministry has been about social justice, the empowerment of communities and individuals. He has a BA of Religious Studies from the University of Colorado and a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. Things he enjoys most about ministry are teaching, visiting, preaching, and contemplative prayer. His interests include sailing, Nordic skiing, world religions, writing, and running. He is married to Kat Wright and together they have three children: Owen, River, and Brynn.
Our Administrative Assistant provides support to the Minister and all staff, officers, boards and committees. Fred is a graduate of Attleboro High and Norwich University. He is retired from Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. as a programming project leader, and from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in personnel and administration. He is a life-long member of Second Church, having been active in youth groups and Scouting early on, and passing through most of the committees of the church since starting his family. He describes his current position as the greawww retirement job he could hope for, working closely with several hundred of his closest friends. He is also the Church Curator and is active in the music programs and other areas. Fred lives in North Attleboro with his wife Sandy who is also very active in the church. They are the proud parents of three and grandparents of eight.
Our Director of Christian Education is a Certified Christian Educator in the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (“MACUCC”). Following her graduation from Attleboro High School, Amie attended Keene State College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Lighting and Set Design. Thereafter, Amie worked at Mystic Studios before joining the staff here at Second Congregational Church of Attleboro as its Christian Education Director. Amie became a Certified Christian Educator in 2012 upon completion of the MACUCC’s two-year certification program.
Amie is currently a Member in Discernment in the MACUCC and in-care here at Second Congregational. Amie is continuing her journey to pastoral ordination by attending the Boston University School of Theology where she is working on her Master of Divinity degree and she expects to complete her Pastoral Internship at the First Christian Congregational Church in Swansea, MA during the summer of 2017.