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Staff & Lay Leaders

Jaz Buchanan

Pastoral Associate

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Jaz is incredibly grateful and delighted to join the FCC community! She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 with a BA in Women’s Studies and English. She then started working in higher education at Columbia University and pursued a MS in Nonprofit Management. Shortly after moving to NYC, Jaz joined and volunteered at Metropolitan Community Church of New York, where she fell in love with parish ministry. She married her beautiful wife Jackie, and they moved with their cat Mr. Bumble to Somerville. In her first year as a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, she served Metropolitan Community Church in Boston. Most recently, she served United Parish in Brookline as a seminarian. She is currently pursuing ordination in the United Church of Christ. In her spare time, Jaz enjoys ballet, long walks, and watching (and rewatching) “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”