Leadership

Our church is led by our staff under Rev. Dr. Tom Petter as Senior Pastor, and governed by our board under Marty Bodley as Board Moderator. Between the Pastorate and the Board, we hold each other accountable, encourage, and challenge each other to lead the church with passion, humility, energy, and integrity.

Ministerial Staff

 

Rev. Dr. Tom Petter

Senior Pastor

pastortom@tccwayland.org

  Debora Wilson

Executive Director

office@tccwayland.org

  Kyle Smethurst

Pastor of Students and Outreach

kylesmethurst@gmail.com

  Gail Hughson

Director of Children’s MInistries

Gail.Hughson@gmail.com

Adam Kurihara

Director of Worship and Community Life

adam@tccwayland.org

 

Office and Facilities Staff

Luis Lozano

Facilities Director

facilities@tccwayland.org

  Eddie Lozano

Facilities

facilities2@tccwayland.org

  Drew Wolff

Facilities

  Nancy Griffin

Administrative Assistant

frontdesk@tccwayland.org

  Jen Calverley

Administrative Assistant

frontdesk@tccwayland.org

Debora Wilson

Executive Director (x301)
office@tccwayland.org

My story:

I grew up in Belmont, MA surround by a large extended Italian family. I loved the beach, math, science and to dance! I went off to Cornell to study engineering and after completing my degree, worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a Hydraulic Engineer for almost 10 years. During that time I was married and had twin sons. After the birth of my third son, I became a stay-at-home mom. I raised my children in Sudbury and now reside in Framingham. My twins are now both married to wonderful women and I have an adorable 2 year old grandson.

My journey to TCC:

I grew up in the Catholic Church, attended Mass faithfully throughout college and was a CCD teacher when my children were young. After the birth of my third son, my marriage fell apart. During this very distressing time in my life, I was invited to a Bible study by a wonderful friend who is a member here at TCC (ask me the story of that amazing experience sometime!). She also invited me to join her at a Sunday service and told me she hoped that someday I’d feel at home TCC…little would she know I practically live here now! I quickly became involved in the church with a newly formed group called Single Moms Time Out, which I helped to facilitate for 12 years. During that time, I took some psychologies courses and became a volunteer Pastoral Care Visitor at Newton- Wellesley Hospital. In 2004 Jim Pocock, TCC’s senior pastor, asked if I’d consider doing something more for the church. TCC needed someone to head up its Pastoral Care program. This was perfect timing for me, as God’s timing always is! The twins were heading off to college, my mom had just passed away and I needed to go back to work to start earning a living. In 2007, I became the full time Church Administrator and in 2016, TCC’s Executive Director.

A meaningful verse to me:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

Kyle Smethurst

Student Ministries Pastor
kylesmethurst@gmail.com

My story:

In 8th grade I was an exceptional student and a talented athlete, but I had become convinced that my value hinged on my performance in life. I was overwhelmed by the weight of my own anxiety. At the time I knew about Christianity, Jesus and the Bible, but it was during that trial that my relationship with Jesus became intensely personal and indispensable. I became convinced of the reality of His love and my untouchable value as a child of God, in spite of my successes or failures. I’m astonished at how Jesus has so radically transformed my life in just 28 years.

I’m thankful that God brought me into this world under the loving care of my parents, Jeff and Rachel. I’m proud to be the oldest brother of 3 amazing siblings, Sarah, Scott and Jacob.

In 2007 I met my beautiful wife Christie while we were both attending colleges in Virginia, where I was born and raised. After getting married in 2009, we soon moved to Massachusetts and I began studying at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS). Last summer I graduated, along with Christie, who completed Northeastern’s Physician Assistant Program; she now works at Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. Christie and I enjoy living in Framingham, eating tasty Mexican food, and hanging out with our dog Henry.

My journey to TCC:

After moving to Massachusetts in 2010, I was convinced that while studying at Gordon-Conwell, God was leading my family to join the community at TCC and serve. As student ministries’ small group leaders, we quickly discovered that the middle school and high school students in this community are amazing! During my first 3 years I treasured the opportunity to learn from Doug Bunn, the student ministries pastor and an influential mentor during my high school years back in Williamsburg. At TCC, I’ve served as a small group leader, intern and interim youth pastor. In 2014 I became the Student Ministries Pastor.

It has been my joy to serve with students on international mission trips, study God’s Word with them during small groups, compete against them in crazy games like Grog and Sozzle, and share meals together.

A meaningful verse to me:

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. – Colossians 3:15-20

When I read this passage, my sense of Jesus’ power and purpose is renewed. In so many ways I intentionally (and unintentionally) relate to Jesus as if he was just a nice guy with brilliant morality or an insightful teacher. Sometimes I act as if he is nothing more than a personal therapist. But Jesus is more than just a moral exemplar, teacher or therapist. Jesus is the creator, not a created one. His supremacy is incomprehensible. He is the sustainer of life. He is the head of the Church. He is the ultimate peacemaker. He is the savior King.

Gail Hughson

Children’s Ministry Director
childrensministry@tccwayland.org

My story:

I grew up in Weston with parents and two brothers, and enjoyed team sports, skating and sailing at the Cape. We summered in Chatham where I met my husband. After getting married, we moved to Wayland and raised three kids. Currently, we are blessed to have our three children, their spouses and two grandchildren living locally. Outside of church I enjoy good coffee, reading, and mountain biking with my husband.

My journey to TCC:

After getting married at TCC, my husband and I began attending church and became active in a small group. The way our fellow group members lived their lives encouraged me to ask questions, seek God, and soon after I decided to follow Jesus. My husband and I raised our three children at TCC. Before joining staff, l volunteered in Children’s Ministry, Mom to Mom, Soccer Camp and Kids Week; now I have the privilege of serving on these teams.

What I love most about TCC are the people. We’ve been grateful to have others mentor and encourage us. And, I’ve been blessed to be able to walk beside other parents and kids on their journeys. My hope is that TCC will truly become a place where parents and children alike will connect, develop meaningful relationships and encourage one another on their individual journeys of life and faith.

A meaningful verse to me:

“so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.” –  1 Thessalonians 2:8 

This verse is special because it reminds me that when we sincerely love one another, we need to invest time and lives with one another as well share the gospel.

 

Erin Dyck

Children’s Ministry Intern

Adam Kurihara

Director of Music and Worship
adam@tccwayland.org

My story:

I grew up in sunny California where I loved all things music and played in a blues band in high school. I enjoyed playing drums, guitar, and piano on Sundays at my home church. I attended youth group and discovered the irresistible call God had on my life when I was a teenager. I was a shy kid, but as a musician was forced to come out of my comfort zone to play and ultimately lead worship. In college I studied music and grew in my love of the Bible through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I also discovered a profound richness in choral music and liturgical worship traditions and attended several different churches (Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Lutheran) throughout my time in college. In 2010 I moved to Boston to study sacred music at BU’s School of Theology, where I graduated in 2012. I love thinking and writing about liturgy and sacred music on my personal site adamkurihara.com.

My journey to TCC:

I came to TCC in 2011 and have fallen in love with the community. There is a richness and vibrancy in the diversity of ages, church backgrounds, and expressions of worship that is rare to find. I feel so fortunate to work at a church with an awesome choir, worship team, children’s choir, and so many enthusiastic musicians who love sharing their gifts for the glory of God and the good of the church. I have always felt so warmly welcomed here and there is a genuine community centered around Christ. I hope that as we continue on the journey as disciples of Jesus, we would nurture even deeper Christ-like community and share many meals together!

A meaningful verse to me:

Psalm 139. God knows me intimately, my actions, my path, and even my inner-most thoughts and feelings. When struggling with anxiety and panic attacks, feeling of being in complete darkness, I found great comfort knowing that, “even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.” When I feel inadequate or unfit to serve in Christ’s church, “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

Rev. Allan Baldwin

Pastoral Visitation Pastor
abaldwin.11@verizon.net

Steven WeissStudent Ministries Intern

Ashley Weiss

Student Ministries Assistant

Office and Support Staff

Jen Calverley

Front Desk / Administrative Assistant (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Nancy Griffin

Front Desk / Administrative Assistant (Monday, Thursday, Friday)

Mary C. Ayotte

Bookkeeper

Aimee Mury

Contributions Coordinator

Facilities Team

Luis Lozano

Facilities Manager

Eddie Lozano

Drew Wolff