Rev. Emily Hamilton, Pastor
Pastor Emily grew up in Rochester, NY, studied religion at Vassar College and received her M.Div. with a focus on preaching and worship at Union Theological Seminary. She is passionate about social justice, having worked for the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the Lutheran Church, and in prevention education about intimate partner violence. Pastor Emily was ordained in August of 2017. She loves making music: singing, playing piano, guitar and now the ukulele. She is a runner, a vegetarian, a lover of novels and poetry, and has a weakness for overly dramatic television.
Want to speak with Pastor Emily? You can reach her at email@example.com, or find her as the “Pop-Up Pastor” at coffee shops near Malden on Thursdays from 12-2pm (locations announced on Facebook, Instagram, and via email).
Dr. Yun Lee, Music Director
Yun is a native of Philadelphia, PA, received her Bachelor’s degree in Music and History from Swarthmore College, where she studied piano with Harvey Wedeen and Charles Abramovic. She recently finished her dissertation on Olivier Messiaen’s song cycle, Poemes pour Mi, and received a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from Boston University. Yun was a Lang Music Scholar at Swarthmore and received consecutive Merit Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships from BU. Yun has participated in the AppleHill Festival for Chamber Music and the ARt of Song Festival in Salzbury, Austria, and she performs regularly as a chamber musician and song recitalist throughout the New England Area. Along with her ministry at First Lutheran as Music director, she is a faculty member at the Winchester Community School of Music and the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest in Framingham. She has taught Music Theory at Boston University as well.
Mrs. Annette D’Onofrio, Office Administrator
Annette is a Malden local who is active in the community in a variety of ways. She arrived at First Lutheran in 2005 and provides a faithful, friendly, and approachable presence in the daily life of our ministry. She brings with her a care and concern for Malden and its community along with passion for connecting the congregation to the that wider community. Annette is the friendly voice you hear when you call the office during office hours and is here to help with your questions and information requests. When not in the office of First, you can find Annette at her kid’s soccer games, dance recitals and the like. You also might find her making her unique and beautiful candles or other creative creations!