Staff at Harvard-Epworth
Rev. Mitch Hay & Rev. Barb Lemmel
Terry has over 25 years' experience in church positions in the Boston area. He has previously served as music director at Grace Episcopal Church in Everett, First Presbyterian Church in Brookline, Christ Lutheran Church in Belmont, and Payson Park UCC in Belmont.
Terry worked for ten years in the Harvard University Library system, first in the Law School Library and then in the Loeb Music Library.
He was born and raised in northern Ohio, and received his musical education at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio, at the New England Conservatory, and at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.
Director of University Student and Young Adult Ministry
Sarah Harbaugh is a 3rd year Master's of Divinity student at Boston University School of Theology and is a candidate for ordained ministry as an elder in the United Methodist Church. Sarah received a Bachelor's of Music in Vocal Performance and a Minor in Worship Leadership from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, not far from her hometown of Huntsville. After interning at Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church for the 2020-2021 school year, she is excited to continue in ministry here as the incoming Director of University Student and Young Adult Ministries.
Director of Children and Youth Ministry
Sheldon comes from a Methodist family of the South Shore of Massachusetts, and is pursuing candidacy for the Order of Deacons in the UMC. He is planning to begin theological studies at Boston University in the fall of 2022. Having grown up in Lexington, Sheldon has always considered Harvard Square a part of his home. He is a member of Calvary Church in Arlington, where he is a long time volunteer with the youth there. He has travelled widely for his education, and for his work with young people. Sheldon enjoys soccer, yoga, and being creative through cooking and drawing.
Flynn Fernandes is the Office Administrator at Harvard-Epworth UMC. He also serves as the Director of Faith Formation for Holy Trinity Parish, Quincy, in the Archdiocese of Boston. Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Flynn came to the United States to pursue higher education. For many years, he worked as a project and program manager for different firms in the healthcare technology and services sector. During the evenings, he volunteered as a middle and high school catechist for his parish church. Flynn earned a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University School of Theology, as well as the licentiate and doctorate in sacred theology from Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He has taught courses in theology at Emmanuel College.
Director of Catalyst
Steve is an active lay person in the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, where he serves on the Connectional Table and as a District Lay Leader. Steve holds an M.Div. from Harvard University and a B.S./B.A. from Emory University.
Rev. Natalie Hill
MIT Chaplain and Deacon
Natalie holds a B.A. and M.Div. from Boston University and an M.S.W. from Simmons College. She has worked as a clinical social worker for many years, and has specialized in eating disorders for most of her career. Her ministry is an extension of this work, with a specific focus on counteracting societal forces that objectify or vilify the body by drawing on the Incarnation, the promise of resurrection, and other aspects of the Christian tradition to help people experience a transformed and transforming relationship with their own bodies.
To fulfill this mission, Natalie also serves as founding director of Seaspring, an urban counseling, retreat, and community engagement center. Seaspring offers individual and group counseling alongside programs to foster spiritual growth and missional service.