Rev. Dr. Jean Halligan Vandergrift, Interim Pastor

Jean began work with Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC as its Interim Minister in August of 2019. She specializes in assisting UCC congregations through their transition from one settled pastor to the next. The process involves normal pastoral duties and working with the congregation on its interim goals in order to equip its Search Committee to find the settled minister that matches God’s vision for RCC’s future. Jean keeps regular office hours at the church on Tuesdays through Thursdays, and can be reached then and other times via email:, and in the case of a pastoral care emergency, on her cell phone at (206) 909-0448.



Juan Mesa PhD, Minister of Music

Juan joined the staff of Roslindale Congregational Church, UCC in April of 2018. A native of Chile, he immigrated to the U.S. in 2001. Juan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in organ performance from Western Connecticut State University and Indiana University, and received his PhD from the Music Theory department at Indiana University. He can be reached at or (617) 323-8302

Sue Carroll, Administrative Assistant

Sue has been the administrative assistant here at RCC for more than 15 years. She has lived in the greater Roslindale/West Roxbury area all her life and enjoys her position at the office very much. Sue can be reached at or (617) 323-8302.

Wesley Sawyers, Building Manager

Wesley oversees cleaning and maintenance of the church, booking and scheduling of events, opening and closing of the building, and general repair/maintenance. Wesley is originally from the United Kingdom and relocated to Roslindale in 2003. If you are interested in reserving space at the church, please contact him via email at or (857) 719-1813.

Miriam Owens, Sunday School Teacher

Miriam, a native Bostonian, joined the staff of Roslindale Congregational Church in 2020 as the Sunday School teacher. She has a deep passion for youth ministry and has experienced the joy of teaching children for over 15 years.  Miriam can be reached at or (617) 323-8302.