John M. Edgerton

Rev. John Edgerton is well-known to Old South Church in Boston, having served as our Associate Minister from 2012-2019. Since then, John went on to serve as the Senior Minister for First United Church of Oak Park, Illinois. John is a graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and of the University of Chicago Divinity School.

Ashley J. Popperson

Ashley serves as the Associate Minister at Old South. Ashley has a deep love for the city of Boston, a heart for pastoral care, and a passion for liturgy. She believes that worship can tune our hearts to God’s song of justice, so that we might continue our praise through acts of service and working for a just peace.

H. Andrew Vosburgh

Andrew serves as the Bible Study Instructor for the Thursday night Through the Bible series here at Old South Church in Boston. He has a heart for Bible studies in church communities, as well as helping Christians work through the complexities in Biblical literature and theological studies.

David Story

David was born and grew up in rural Georgia. He was the fourth child of five in a family for whom the church was the center of life. He received a BA from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He served as pastor to two churches in Georgia and North Carolina before doing Hospital Chaplain work in Atlanta before retiring . He moved to New England ten years ago to work in Consumer Financial Services.

James W. Crawford

James W. Crawford began his ministry at Old South Church in the spring of 1974.  Upon his retirement in 2002, the congregation voted unanimously to grant him the honorary title Senior Minister Emeritus.  He continues to compose sermons for an annual preacher’s liturgical resource, The Minister’s Manual, and to preach on occasion at Old South.  Jim and his wife, Linda Lovett Crawford, have four children and fifteen grandchildren.  They are avid travelers and devoted members of Red Sox Nation, and reside in Lincoln, MA.

Donald A. Wells | he/him

Don has been Old South’s Theologian-in-Residence since September 2008, teaching classes in Christian spirituality and theology. Don is a Pastoral Theologian whose life and ministry have been immersed in the church, both local and ecumenical. His experience and academic background provide an important perspective on the intersection of faith and contemporary life. Don’s series of "On the Road" articles, which have appeared in various Old South Church publications, explore familiar biblical themes through new lenses.

Kenneth Orth

Ken Orth leads Healing Worship at Old South on the second Sunday of each month at 10 a.m. Ordained in 1976, he became a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors in 1980. Ken’s life-long journey has been one of living into God’s vision of inclusive, healing love for all people. Growing up in South Dakota in the UCC offered possibility and hope in the most unlikely of circumstances. He is also the pastoral counseling and spiritual direction affiliate of the First Congregational Church of Winchester (UCC).

June R. Cooper

June recently retired from her long held leadership as Executive Director of City Mission, which is the second oldest nonprofit organization in the country. City Mission (formerly City Mission Society) was formed in 1816 to carry out social justice in Boston. She has over thirty years of management experience in health and human services and community organizing. She managed the Boston Health Start program, which has been credited with significantly decreasing the infant mortality rate in the City of Boston in the late 90’s.