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Leanne Walt

UCC Norwell welcomed Leanne Walt as Interim Pastor in 2015 on the 50th anniversary of the church.  The congregation called her into the position of Lead Pastor in April 2017.  A life-long member of the United Church of Christ, Leanne earned her B.A. in Religious Studies from Bowdoin College and her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School. The time she spent living and working abroad in Southeast Asia and Latin America solidified her call to return home and serve God through Christian ministry.

Leanne brings particular experience and interest in rousing congregations to become more vibrant, relevant, awesome and awe-inspiring, Jesus-led communities of faith. Leanne received training in transitional ministry and church revitalization as Pastoral Resident for Turnaround Ministry at Wollaston Congregational Church, UCC in Quincy. From there she went onto serve as Pastor of First Congregational Church of Braintree, UCC, where she was able to share her gifts for church renewal, vitality and growth.

Leanne serves on the Church & Leadership Committee and the Board of Directors for the Pilgrim Association of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ (MACUCC). She has previously served on the Commission for Evangelism and Congregational Vitality in the MACUCC, the South Shore Fair Housing Advisory Committee, and has led workshops throughout the MACUCC on MissionInSite Demographics Research and the latest trends in Congregational Growth and Vitality.

Her most notable work is being mom to two energetic boys, alongside her husband and their boxer Dempsey.


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