Amy Norton

Amy grew up in Marshfield, MA and currently lives in Somerville. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2016, but her path toward ministry started much earlier than that; she was 16 and walking down the street in Jackson, Mississippi, on a youth mission trip with Habitat for Humanity. In the space of a moment, Amy suddenly realized that God was calling her to parish ministry. Ever since then she has done her best to answer and live into that call, which has led her to United Parish.

As a young adult in her home church, Amy served on the United Church of Christ (UCC) Council for Youth and Young Adult Ministries. There she helped to create visions for youth ministry and sexuality and spirituality education in the UCC. Amy spent a year as a chaplain intern at MIT, where she helped lead worship as well as organized and facilitated a student fair about sexuality, sexual health, and spirituality.

She also she spent a summer in Scotland, interning at the Edinburgh Interfaith Association, living in her second favorite city (after Boston, of course!) and getting to serve and be a part of Edinburgh's vibrant interfaith community. It was in Edinburgh that Amy first became drawn to the idea of a regular community meal as a spiritual practice, and she ended up starting a dinner church at her next internship, at North Prospect Union UCC in Medford.

Amy loves singing, well-buttered popcorn, creating liturgy, and cheering on the New England Patriots. She is so happy to be a part of the United Parish family!

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