Diane began serving as Interim Associate Pastor in June 2019. Diane’s ministry at Village Church focuses on worship leadership and congregational care of the Village Church extended community. Having grown up in this church, Diane points to her experience in the youth programs as central in nurturing her Christian calling to build relationships and community. Diane holds a B.S. from Middlebury College, M.Ed. in elementary education from Boston University, and M.Div from Andover-Newton Theological School. She has taught in a variety of settings, including an elementary school in the Boston area, an environmental education center in Vermont, a UCC Outdoor Ministries summer camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, and as a mentor to undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Education at B.U.
During her time in seminary, Diane worked as a chaplain at Hebrew Senior Life, focusing on pastoral and palliative care in an interfaith setting. For the last several years, Diane has worked as a house director at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley. She cared for many boarders from all over the world, and worked to create a dorm “home” to students with great diversity in cultural, religious, racial, socioeconomic, and sexuality identities. She also led regular gatherings for the “spiritually curious.” This dynamic work has taught Diane much about the face of ministry outside of a church setting, about the beauty and challenge of living in community, and has instilled in her a reverence for the wisdom and passion of young people.
Diane understands Christian ministry as a call to social, racial and environmental justice, and she has enjoyed varied opportunities for this enriching Christian work. Diane and her husband have three awesome children who are Diane's best teachers, and one lovable dog, Leo. Diane loves to cook, read, exercise, and simply be in nature.
Diane P. Seaborn
Interim Associate Pastor
for Congregational Care and Engagement
Wellesley Village Church, United Church of Christ
2 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
(781) 235-1988 ext. 14