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Rev. Roger Paine

Roger Paine

Senior Minister

Rev. Roger Paine came to The First Parish in September, 1996. He is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, and before coming to Lincoln served parishes in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Austin, Texas. He spent 12 years working as a counselor for families and youth, and is the author of a book for parents of teenagers, published in 1975, which was a Book of the Month Club selection. He has also directed a non-profit primary care medical clinic and a holistic adult education center in Cambridge. Roger was ordained in the United Church of Christ, and has also served as president of Mass Bay chapter of the Unitarian-Universalist Minister’s Association.

“Roger represents the openness of First Parish while still challenging us to be our better selves. His intelligence, warmth and sense of humor show in every sermon and prayer.”