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Cheryl P. Anderson

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The Rev. Cheryl P. Anderson has been Pastor of the First Congregational Church (UCC) of Washington since 1997.  She is a second-career minister, completing her Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School in 1996.  She earned her Bachelor’s in History Museum Education from the University Without Walls at Skidmore College, and has done graduate work in Elementary Education at the College of Saint Rose.  Cheryl worked for 18 years at Hancock Shaker Village, near Pittsfield, Massachusetts.   Shaker music, cooking, and textiles are areas that she has researched and written about.  She has been a folk-singer, spinner and weaver, open-hearth cook, contra-dance caller, choir director, and bell choir director.  She loves to sail and to row her Vermont Pack Boat early in the morning on beautiful lakes.


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Karen Esslinger

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Carrie Loyd

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Jesse Ofgang

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Emelie and Mike Burl

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