Rev-eries - October 3, 2017

I am truly excited to announce that we have been joined at FRS by a new Director of Finance and Administration, Kristen F. Fehlhaber. You can reach Kristen at or 978-465-0602 X404.

Kristen FehlhaberKristen most recently worked as Business Administrator at the Waldorf School at Moraine Farm, where she oversaw all aspects of a $1.2 million budget. She has also worked at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, Boeing Airlines Employee Credit Union, and the AIDS Action Committee. In addition to having the financial knowledge and skills we need in this position, she has experience supervising employees and working sensitively with parent constituents in a school setting, as well as familiarity with our faith tradition.

Kristen earned a B.S. from Stanford University and a graduate certificate in nonprofit/public/organizational management through the Radcliffe Seminars at Harvard. She lives with her family in Georgetown, MA. She is fluent in German, has skills in basic Spanish, and enjoys baking, gardening, canoe sailing, and genealogy. In one of those small world phenomena, Kristen comes with a glowing reference from, among others, Sabrina Babcock, who was her supervisor last year at the school.

In order to search for someone to fill this position, I worked closely with a Search Advisory Task Force consisting of Leslie Lawrence, Co-chair of Human Services Committee; Barbara Garnis, Parish Board Chair; and Rich Johnson, member of the Finance Committee. Our decision to make the offer to Kristen was unanimous and enthusiastic. My gratitude to them for giving up summer time and digging into this task with good will and even humor is immense.

I hope you will do all you can to welcome Kristen, to help her learn the ropes, and to make a true place for her at First Religious Society.


Rev. Susan Milnor