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Pastors & Staff


Reverend Matthew Burns

Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor, Matthew has two roles among us. Matthew shepherds the lives of those in our community by listening to stories and being present in ours. And he helps shape our life through preaching, teaching and leading us into God's Story about Jesus.

Matthew is a graduate of Calvin University (BA in Rhetoric and Communication, Minor in Religion), where he learned that he loved to read; and Calvin Theological Seminary (Masters in Theology and Masters of Divinity), where he learned to love the Church.

Husband and glad father of four, Matthew likes to be out hiking, learning to make things from wood, or on the ice playing hockey. He's pretty sure that one day he'd like to have a dog.

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Pastor Annika Bangma

Pastor of Youth & Young Adult Faith Formation

Pastor Annika is a passionate about seeing students and young adults becoming part of the body of Christ. Here at PSCRC, she enjoys being part of the work God is doing in Whitinsville and working with students, families, and visioning ideas for intergenerational ministry.

Ordained as a Commissioned Pastor in the CRCNA, Annika is a graduate of Calvin University (BS Psychology and Recreation: Youth Leadership, Youth Ministry Minor) & Fuller Theological Seminary (Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy). Annika also serves our denomination on the Faith Formation Youth Ministry Executive Team as the East Coast Regional Representative and Classis ANE Youth Champion.

Annika and her husband have a spirited toddler here on earth and a beautiful baby girl born into the arms of Jesus. She loves spending time with her little family, and in her spare time enjoys being outdoors, coaching track & field, and will never turn down the opportunity to go white water rafting.

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Kate Martinka

Director of Children's Ministries

Kate loves God, loves kids, and loves helping kids form a relationship with God.

With 11 years of experience directing Children's Ministry, and many more years of experience working and volunteering with children, Kate is also currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Framingham State University.

Kate enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and kayaking with her husband and two sons. She loves adventures like ziplining and rail-bikes, but enjoys downtime watching birds through the front window at home with her cats and a cup of coffee as well.

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Sadie Perkins

Office Administrator

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Diane Williams

Open Door Program Coordinator

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Stu DeJong

Secondary Custodian