The Reverend Joseph Blotz joined us as our Minister of Faith Formation in August 2010. In August 2014 his call was modified to Co-Pastor and in July 2018 he was called as our solo Pastor. Joe grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. He has served congregations and community-based ministries in California, Ohio, and New York. He is an accredited Godly Play teacher (a Montessori-inspired model of religious education) and has an interest in inter-generational worship, education, and service-learning. His ministry outside of the congregation has been with individuals experiencing homelessness, as an outreach worker for an AIDS resource organization, and as a writer for a local human sexuality curriculum. His published works include a feminist commentary on the book of Ruth and liturgical resources with a preferential option for Earth in the Earth Bible series. He is also a movie buff and enjoys playing guitar. 
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Erik Haeger has been the organist at First Church since 2000, and a covenantal member since 2006. 
A graduate of the University of Connecticut, he lives locally with his wife, Rebecca, and their daughter, Julia. Erik started playing piano at a young age. He was a substitute organist at local churches for years before settling at First Church. He teaches piano for beginners and enjoys jazz and the Red Sox.
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