Our Staff

Rev. Wendy Vander Hart

Interim Senior Minister

In October of 2021, following a national search, the Union Church in Waban called Pastor Wendy to be our Interim Senior Minister. Accepting the call, Pastor Wendy will lead our congregation in this time of transition and guide us on our current journey to clarify our vision as church, explore new directions in our ministries, and prepare us to call our next settled pastor. 

Pastor Wendy is uniquely qualified and well suited to lead UCW at this time. She most recently completed a successful term as Senior Interim Minister of the First United Church of Christ in Northfield Minnesota. Previously, closer to home, she served as Associate Conference Minister for the Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ. In this position for 13 years, she provided expert assistance and support to local churches in transition. 

Pastor Wendy resides in Arlington with her spouse Joanne and cat Elsie. In her free time, she enjoys the spiritual discipline of golf, taking long walks each morning and playing a competitive game of Scrabble.

Rev. Amy Clark Feldman

Associate Pastor for Youth and Families

Pastor Amy is an ordained minister with the American Baptist Churches, and has a deep love for discovering the ways God is working in and through inter-generational communities of faith, and for nurturing the spiritual lives of children and youth.

Before serving as the Union Church’s Associate Pastor, Pastor Amy served as the church’s ministerial intern, and, before that, as the Director for Community Life and Communication at the First Baptist Church in Newton, MA.  She received her Master’s of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, graduating with an award for excellence in communications, and a certificate in Interfaith Studies.

Pastor Amy’s previous experience includes work building bridges and communicating across difference as a bilingual consultant to organizations in the US and Latin America.  In addition to her M.Div., she holds an M.B.A. from the University of Miami (FL) in international business and public administration, and B.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut in nonprofit administration and Spanish.

Pastor Amy lives in Natick with her two sons, her husband Greg, their rescue dog Cody. She is a runner who loves to spend as much time as possible in the great outdoors.

Mijin Choi

Music Director

Mijin Choi is a versatile pianist, vocal coach, and church musician with more than a decade of experience working in the field of vocal and instrumental music. Choi holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Minnesota, in Collaborative Piano and Coaching, a Master of Music from the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University, with emphasis in Vocal Accompanying, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Kyung Hee University. Choi is excited to work at Union Church in Waban as its next Music Director, and looks forward to growing together.

Aidan Cunningham

Office Manager

Aidan  is at the hub of our communications, finances and daily operations of the church.  Aidan’s prior work experience includes twenty years in sales order administration in the semiconductor industry.