Board of Directors

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Robin Junker-Boyce

Robin Junker-Boyce has been pastor at First Congregational Church in Thetford, VT since 2015. Robin received a B.S. in Biology from Boston College in 1993 and a Master’s degree in Psychology and Religious Studies from Andover Newton Theological School in 1997 with an extended focus on hospital chaplaincy. In 2002, she was ordained in the United Church of Christ at Old North Church in Marblehead, MA. In May of 2014, she completed a fruitful 12 year ministerial post at Bethany Church, UCC in Randolph, VT and began a sabbatical year to write on Contemplative Prayer and to spend quality time with her husband, Sean, and her two young boys, Fritz and Ulysses (ages 11 and 8). The two greatest highlights of her past ministry were the implementation of a contemplative prayer community for adults and the creation of a vibrant youth ministry in which over 30 teens could be found meditating each Friday night in the basement of her church. If she had to narrow down her many passions, they would be preaching, community building, youth work, contemplative prayer and the study of the intersection between science and spirituality.

 
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Simon Dennis

Simon Dennis serves as the founding director of the Center for Transformational Practice, a small residential community and nonprofit organization that supports its region’s transition to a just and sustainable culture by advancing inner transformation as the foundation for positive social change. Prior to this, he spent ten years co-founding and co-directing COVER Home Repair and Reuse Program. In 2012, Simon was elected to the Hartford Selectboard where he currently serves as Chair.  In these and other community initiatives, his work has been led by the notion that the root causes of our current eco-social crisis lies within human consciousness.  

 
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Duncan Hilton

Duncan has been Priest for Discipleship and Discernment at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Brattleboro, VT since 2017. Before arriving in Vermont and being ordained, Duncan worked for five years as Executive Director with the Leadership Development Initiative (LDI), where he trained Episcopal parishes in team-based leadership practices in order to help them launch local mission projects. He also worked as Training Director for Life Together, the Boston-based Episcopal Service Corps program, and as a  Teaching Fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at the Harvard Kennedy School in his class, “Organizing: People, Power, Change.” Duncan’s career shifted from congregational ministry in the United Church of Christ, where he served as a minister for youth and children, to leadership and organizing through his experience in 2010 as Field Coordinator for the Promise Arizona campaign, which registered over 15,000 new voters in the state. At St. Michael’s he is similarly commissioned to raise up leaders inside and outside the church to listen and follow their call through prayer and action. Duncan enjoys making music, growing food, and playing and watching sports.