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4. Meet Our Staff

Our Pastor:

Rebecca Cho

Rebecca L.T. Cho grew up in Greendale, Wisconsin and was raised in the United Methodist Church.  She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied French.  Always interested in learning about other cultures, she studied abroad for a year in southern France, and later spent 6 weeks in Costa Rica while volunteering for Habitat for Humanity.  Rebecca received her call to ministry while studying at Madison and entered seminary at Boston University School of Theology after graduating college.  She graduated with an M.Div in 2006.

 


After graduating seminary, Rebecca worked as a Youth Pastor at churches in New Jersey and Massachusetts.  She also has a heart for ministry with people at the margins of society.  Through her work as a case manager at Travelers Aid Family Services in Boston and her volunteer work with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge, she encountered people struggling with issues of poverty, homelessness, substance abuse, domestic violence and mental illness. More recently she started an outreach called Tuesday Cafe for guests of the Ilse Marks Food Pantry and does a monthly Bible study with prison inmates. These experiences have helped her to experience God’s presence in new 

ways.

She served as co-pastor of First United Methodist Church of Stoughton with her husband, Sunmin Cho, from October of 2011 until June 2013. Starting in July 2013, Rebecca began serving as full-time pastor of FUMC.

She enjoys hiking, writing and going on adventures with her kids.

Musicians

Eric Anderson, Church Musician

I’d like to thank everyone for welcoming me as organist and pianist into the FUMC family.  I previously served in that role, as well as choir director, for Christ Church UM in Wellesley for two years.  In fact, they had initially hired me just as a pianist, but encouraged me to give their pipe organ a try.  And once I did, I was hooked!  It’s such a wonderful instrument for leading worship, and it’s always a pleasure to be on the bench.

Before moving to Stoughton, my husband Alexander and I lived in Bloomington, Indiana, where he grew up, and where I had gone to school to study piano at the IU Jacobs School of Music.  When he was offered a post-doctoral gig in 2014 with the Harvard Medical School, we packed up and moved east, and it’s been a fascinating journey to discover how best to fit myself into the massive music and arts scene that is the Greater Boston area.  Currently, in addition serving this congregation, I’m music-directing for the Wellesley Theatre Project as well as teaching privately out of my own studio here in Stoughton.  I’m also a member of Stoughton’s Cultural Council, which has been a great way to get to know more about the community.

Evelyn Ginsberg, Musician Emeritus

Evelyn grew up in Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High in 1942.  Both of her parents came from Nova scotia.  Her first job was in a bank in Boston.  She left there after a year to work in Civil Service at the Navy Headquarters in Boston.  After five years she then left to have her second child. She has four daughters, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.  She later worked at Merkert Enterprises in Canton, MA for many years, and upon retiring, she attended and graduated from Massasoit Community College in the year 2000.