Clergy

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.

Richard E. Spalding

Rick Spalding grew up as a Presbyterian in New Canaan, Connecticut– and ever since formative days as a student at the Phillips Exeter Academy he has found his vocation in the intersection of faith communities and learning communities.  His first call after ordination in 1981 was to a downtown parish in Albany, NY, where he worked particularly in education, the arts, and in a four-church ecumenical partnership for urban ministry.  Beginning in 1985 he spent three formative years in New York City doing further graduate study, and dividing time between pastoral ministry at Central Presbyterian

Katherine A. Schofield

Katherine is the Interim Associate Minister at Old South Church. Her primary areas of responsibility are Thursday Night Jazz Worship, Christian Formation, small group communities and congregational care. Katherine is passionate about relationships and believes that it is through our interactions with creation, including other people, that we come to understand more about God, ourselves and how we are to live in the world.

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

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.