Bob Feeny serves as Pastoral Resident at Wellesley Village Church. He grew up in the small town of Pittsfield New Hampshire before moving to Plymouth to study English at Plymouth State University, where he met his future wife, Sarah. His experiences as a summer camp counselor and resident assistant during college led him to work in college housing after graduation, where he engaged college students in important conversations about social justice, identity, and what it means to live in responsible, authentic communities. After five years of work in higher education, Bob & Sarah relocated to Chicago so that Bob could pursue a Master of Divinity at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
Through the process of theological reflection and careful discernment Bob has discerned a call to congregational ministry, with a particular interest in the ways that congregations can become radical, transformative communities. Bob was raised in a Pentecostal Evangelical tradition, and he told his family that he wanted to be a preacher when he was just three years old! Since then, he has considered more deeply what it means to interpret God’s Word with God’s people, and the importance of engaging a wide range of voices and experiences.
Bob has a deep reverence for God’s presence throughout Creation, and when he is not in church or reading theology, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors. A passionate runner, cyclocross racer, and climber, he enjoys finding joy in familiar places as well as in wild, unexpected ones. Bob is happy to be back among the forests, mountains, and seashore that he grew up loving, and he is delighted to journey with Wellesley Village Church over the next two years