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Youth Ministry & Confirmation Leader

 LynetteBLynette Biggs

Lynette Biggs has been a public school teacher for 25 years.  She has taught at the elementary level her whole career.  Lynette currently teaches fourth grade.  She got her Masters of Education in 1998. 

Lynette began attending First Church a few years ago.  She quickly became a Sunday School teacher.  She took on the position of Superintendent of Christian Education in 2010. She continues to cherish the time she spends with children.
Lynette lives in Marlboro with her daughter, her husband, and her dog, Hannah.  She loves to spend time with her family, take long walks with her dog, ride her bike with her daughter, and cook for her family.

AnitaKAnita Stetson

Anita   has been coming to 1st Church since she was in the 5th grade. A friend asked her to join the children’s choir and she has been coming ever since (with a brief break in the ‘90s when she lived in Boston). This is her second stint at being Sunday School Superintendent and is thrilled to be sharing the role with her friend Lynette. In addition to this position, Anita is also a member of the Joyful Ringers handbell choir here at 1st Church and has been playing with them regularly for 15 years.

Outside of church, Anita spends her time with her husband of 20 years, Tim; her four daughters (ages 16, 14, 12, and 8); their two dogs, Junior and Mint; and a few other little animals. She is a Girl Scout leader and volunteer and an occasional substitute teacher.
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Ben Crosby
 Ben Crosby was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Carol Stream, Illinois. He moved to the East Coast to attend Yale University, where he completed a B.A. in religious studies with a focus on American religious history and worshipped primarily at Luther House (the Lutheran campus ministry) and Christ (Episcopal) Church. He was also heavily involved in social justice work at New Haven  Amistad Catholic Worker House and in municipal politics. Ben now lives in Boston and works as a server in a hotel restaurant. He is in the process of discerning a call to ministry. Ben is particularly interested in liturgy, Christian spiritual and ethical formation, and the intersection of Christianity and social justice. In his free time, Ben can often be found jogging, hiking, or biking; playing the piano; reading a book; or exploring Boston’s many historical sites.