Williamstown: First Congregational names interim pastor

The Rev. Mark Seifried

First Congregational Church welcomes the Rev. Mark Seifried as its intentional interim pastor. Seifried began his pastoral duties on Aug. 10.

The minister will assist the congregation in furthering their efforts to advance racial, social, economic, and climate justice, and explore contemplative practices and an emerging progressive Christian theology. He will also support the church in its search for a new, permanent pastor.

Seifried attended seminary at Andover Newton Theological School and held seven previous interim pastor positions. The most recent was interim senior minister at Brighton Allston Congregational Church in Brighton.

First Church continues to hold worship services using the Zoom platform and Facebook Live. Information: firstchurchwilliamstown.org.