Hope Central claims the priesthood of all who give themselves as ministers to the church and the world. We are blessed with many people who understand their work to be faith-based. Please meet our Community Ministers.
The Rev. Laura E. Everett serves at the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council of Churches, the state ecumenical network of 17 Orthodox and Protestant denominations, congregations and individual Christians working together for a vibrant, hopeful witness of our oneness in Christ in our local churches, on Beacon Hill and with our neighbors of other faiths. A graduate of Brown University, Ms. Everett received her Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. A pastor in the United Church of Christ, Laura blogs about denominational identity, Christian unity (and disunity), and social media at www.RevEverett.com and on Twitter at @RevEverett. Connect to the ministry of the Massachusetts Council of Churches on Facebook. Committed to building relationships with churches across the Commonwealth, Rev. Everett is aiming to guest preach and teach in every county in Massachusetts this year.
Benjamin D. Perkins is currently the Vice President of Multicultural Initiatives/Health Equity for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. He has worked in the public health field for fifteen years, nine of those years at Fenway Health’s Fenway Institute, specializing in HIV prevention research and education to communities vulnerable to HIV infection. Benjamin received his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2000 and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).