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Pastor Renee Kaufman!


Pastor Renee is originally from Vienna, West Virginia. She graduated from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, USA. She served on the national staff of the ABC-USA in the Department of Educational Ministries.

Renee has also served churches in Beverly, MA; Shaker Heights, OH; New London, NH; and North Oxford, MA. Most recently Renee was the Minister of Christian Education at the Federated Church of Norfolk in Massachusetts. Renee is married to the Reverend Scott Cousineau who recently became the pastor of the First Parish Congregational Church in Saco.

We believe that God called Pastor Renee to us as we were struggling to find the right fit and match for South Church. She was introduced to us and we went through the interview process with the help of the personnel committee, and unanimously agreed that she is exactly what South Church needs at this time! 

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