Dennis Kavney is a lifetime resident of Cambridge and has been an employee at the First Church Shelter since November 1988. Dennis has studied at many schools in the Boston area, including Boston University. He concentrated his studies primarily in theology and psychology. He worked as computer operations manager/systems analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ten years. After leaving the state, Dennis was a VISTA worker at St. Francis House in Boston for 3 1/2 years. Dennis also did youth ministry and ran the Wednesday night supper club at the Paulist Center in Boston.