E7 Ministers

Pastors and Ministers

Here is a complete list of the pastors/ministers who served all of the churches that comprise today’s Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church.

First Universalist Society of Danvers

Gathered in 1815.

Rev. F. A. Hodson, 1831-1832
Rev. William H. Knapp, 1834-1836
Rev. Samuel Brimblecom, 1836-1840
Rev. Asher A. Davis, 1840-1841
Rev. D. P. Livermore, 1841-1843
Rev. S. C. Bulkeley, 1843-1846
Rev. J. W. Hanson, 1846-1848
Rev. J. W. Putnam, 1849-1864
Rev. H. C. Delong, 1865-1868
Rev. G. J. Sanger, 1868-1874
Rev. H. P. Forbes, 1875-1880
Rev. F. A. Dillingham, 1881-1884
Rev. W. S. Williams, 1885-1886
Rev. C. B. Lynn, 1887-1890
Rev. W. H. Trickey, 1891-1897
Rev. Edson Reifsnider, 1898-1903
Rev. Eugene M. Grant, 1903-1912
Rev. Alfred E. Wright, 1912-1915
Rev. George A. Mark, 1915-1916
Rev. Ernest M. W. Smith, 1916-1918
Rev. Gerhadt Dehly, 1918-1919

(Merged informally with the Unitarian Congregational Society of Danvers in 1920, and formally by 1924 to form the First Community Church.)

 

Unitarian Congregational Society of Danvers

Gathered in 1865.

Rev. Alfred P. Putnam, 1865-1867 (visiting minister)
Rev. L. J. Livermore, 1867-1886
Rev. John C. Mitchell, 1887-1889
Rev. Eugene DeNormandie, 1890-1897
Rev. Kenneth E. Evans, 1897-1902
Rev. John Haynes Holmes, 1902-1904
Rev. Edward H. Brennan, 1908-1911
Rev. Edward H. Cotton, 1912-1920

(Merged informally with the First Universalist Society of Danvers in 1920, and formally by 1924 to form the First Community Church of Danvers.)

 

First Community Church of Danvers

Formed informally in 1920; federated in 1924.

Rev. Edward H. Cotton, 1912-1920
Rev. John A. Hayes, 1921-1922
Rev. Llewellyn A. Owen, 1922-1925
Rev. Hazel I. Kirk, 1926-1933
Rev. J. Wayne Haskell, 1934-1937
Rev. Carl Feener, 1937-1943
Rev. Felix D. Lion, 1944 (interim)
Rev. David E. Cole, 1944-1949
Rev. George Brooks, 1949-1951
Rev. Rubens Rea Hadley, 1952-1956
Rev. Charles Whittier, 1957-1959
(Interims)
Rev. Frederick Rutledge, 1959-1966 (or 1962?)

(Merged with the Park Street Church in Peabody in 1965 to form the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church.)

 

Second Unitarian Society of Danvers

First Unitarian Society of Peabody

Park Street Church

Gathered in 1825.

Rev. Charles C. Sewall, 1827-1841
Rev. Andrew Bigelow, 1843-1845
Rev. Frank P. Appleton, 1846-1853
Mr. Charles H. Wheeler, 1854-1862
Rev. David H. Montgomery, ca. 1863-1867
Rev. Edward Ilsley Galvin, 1868-1871
Rev. John W. Hudson, 1873-1898*
Rev. George S. Anderson, 1899-1903
Rev. Harry Sumner Mitchell, 1903-1905
Rev. C. Bertrand Thompson, 1906-1909
Rev. W. Delos Smith, 1910-1912
Rev. Edward D. Towle, 1913-1922
Rev. Harold L. Pickett and Rev. Anita T. Pickett, 1923-1926
Rev. Dr. Howard Charles Gale, 1925-1945

(Union services were now held with the Peabody Universalist Society until May 12, 1957, when the two groups formally federated to form Park Street Church, Unitarian Universalist.)

Interim ministers, including Rev. Robert L’H. Miller
Rev. G. William Budd, 1962-1965

*Upon his retirement, Rev. Hudson became Pastor Emeritus until his death in 1925 at age 89. Park Street Church’s Hudson Hall was named for him, and the Youth Group was often referred to as the Hudson Guild.

Second Universalist Society of Danvers

First Universalist Church of Peabody

Park Street Church

Gathered in 1832.

Rev. John Moore, 1834-1835
Rev. John M. Austin, 1835-1845
Rev. John Prince, 1845-1848
(Church closed 1848-1853)
Rev. John W. Talbot, 1853-1854
Rev. Orville Brayton, 1856-1859
Rev. C. C. Gordon, 1859-1861
Rev. Oscar F. Safford, D. D., 1862-1865
Rev. A. B. Hersey, 1866-1877
Rev. Sandford P. Smith, 1873-1876
Rev. Elbert W. Whitney, 1876-1879
Rev. George W. Harmon, 1880-1882
Rev. Francis A. Sprague, 1882-1889
Rev. A. Francis Walsh, 1890-1893
Rev. Oscar F. Safford, D. D. (returned), 1893-1899
Rev. William Hooper Dearborn, 1900-1904
Rev. George W. Penniman, 1904-1918
Rev. George H. Howes, 1921-1928
Rev. Ernest H. Carritt, 1929-1932
Rev. Dr. George E. Huntley, 1932-1937
Rev. Rubens Rea Hadley, 1937-1941
Rev. Edgar H. Eldridge, 1942-1943
Rev. Roland P. Rice, 1943-1945
Rev. Edmund W. Beal, 1945-1948
Rev. Raymond A. Sabin, 1949-

((Union services were now held with the First Unitarian Society of Peabody until May 12, 1957 when the two groups formally federated to form Park Street Church, Unitarian Universalist.)

 Interim ministers, including Rev. Robert L’H. Miller
Rev. G. William Budd, 1962-1965

(Merged with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers, formerly, Community Church, to form the Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church.)

 

Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rev. Julie Lombard
2015 to present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources

Church records.

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