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At FBC, we are searching for an organist and choir director to bring his/her creativity and leadership to our worship experience.

Click here for a description of the position.

Or, contact our Senior Minister, Sean Witty, at sean@fbcnewton.org.

Rev. Sean Witty

Senior Minister

Jean Littlejohn

Interim Music Director

Jean Littlejohn grew up in central Illinois and graduated from Carleton College in Northfield, MN. She has a master's degree in organ performance from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in music theory from Northwestern. She has held faculty positions in music theory and worked as an organist and choir director. Jean and her family are in their second year living in Arlington while her husband, Michael Sauder, has a research fellowship through Harvard. Next summer they will be moving back to Iowa City. Jean and the kids (Claire, 6, and Ben, 2) sing with the Newton Family Singers, and Jean sings with the Evensong Choir of Christ Church, Cambridge.

Amy Clark Feldman

Director of Communications

Amy first came to First Baptist Church in Newton as a member in 2007. She graduated from the University of Miami(FL) in 2003 with her MBA and subsequently worked for the US Hispanic and Media practices of the communications firm, Burson-Marsteller, where she specialized in work with nonprofit organizations. Before beginning her MBA, Amy worked at the American Red Cross, the University of Connecticut, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she managed professional development programs and policy institutes for education leaders in the US and Latin America. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with degrees in Nonprofit Administration and Spanish – and attended high school at Phillips Academy, Andover (where she lived in ‘America House,’ the former home of FBCN minister, Samuel Francis Smith).

She lives in Natick with her husband, Greg, and their two energetic little boys, Ben and Sam. She tends to do her best praying and thinking on her daily morning run and loves spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors.

Donna Vello

Office and Financial Administrator

Donna has been a member of the FBC staff since July of 2004. Hired as the Financial Administrator, she is now also the Office Administrator. Donna lives in Needham with her husband, Bill, and two sons, Brian (23) and Michael (20). She is an active participant at her own church, Christ Episcopal in Needham, serving as a member of the Vestry. She also volunteers throughout the Needham community, serving on outreach committees including the Needham Interfaith Habitat for Humanity.

Robert Close

Steward of Building & Grounds