Reverend Tiffany Curtis is trained as a clinical chaplain and spiritual director, and has worked extensively as a community organizer and in prisons. She has ongoing commitments to grassroots community work in the U.S., Ecuador, and Honduras. Tiffany grew up in Los Angeles in a bilingual family and lived in California for many years before moving to Boston to attend Harvard Divinity School. After 8 years in Boston, Tiffany recently moved to Santa Fe with her partner, Desiree. Tiffany holds a B.A. from Chapman University in Peace Studies and Latin American Studies and an M.Div. from Harvard University. In addition to serving as our pastor, Tiffany is planting a new ministry rooted in social transformation and embodied spiritual practice. Tiffany hopes to facilitate courageous, sacred spaces of communal healing through contemplation and action.
A third-generation church organist, Pamela studied piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, earned a B.A. from the University in Colorado in Asian studies, and received a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the Longy School of Music. Seeking a wider experience than just Western classical music, she went to Japan where she studied nagauta (the music of the Kabuki theatre) on the shamisen and was invited to join the professional family of her teacher Kineya Katsusaye. She has performed chamber music and art songs extensively; harpsichord continuo with the Boston University Symphony Orchestra; accompanied many types of theater; performed comic roles on the stage; had fiction published in a Harvard magazine; and directed an unrehearsed premiere of Swiss composer Ernst Levy’s opera buffa, “The Martini Stand” (it was a very dry opera). In Vermont she directed several plays, including an acclaimed production of “Greater Tuna” and at the Peabody Museum in Salem exhibited for nine months her annotated collection of Japanese tenugui. She has been organist in almost every denomination (and a monastery). For more information, see her own website: pamelamcclain.com
Our Song Leader
Anita Hett has been the moderator of First Christian Church since 2016. She joined the church in the 1980’s and has been active in the church ever since. Over the years Anita has served in several roles such as Deacon, Secretary of the congregation, song leader and now co-moderator of the congregation, a role she shares with Craig Borner.
Anita comes from a musical family and has been singing her whole life. She has performed with the Chorus of Santa Fe (now the Santa Fe Symphony Chorus) and The Santa Fe Women’s Ensemble. In 2013 Anita toured Italy with the Santa Fe High School Community Choir and had the opportunity to sing a solo at the San Maria del Ricci Church in Venice. The experience was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream and Anita will remember it forever.