Meet Our Staff
Rev. Wayne Earl
Rev. Earl has experience as an Interim Minister and as a chaplain. He also has credentials in Conflict Facilitation and Mediation and in Intentional Interim Ministry having completed Steps 1, 2, and 3 through the Interim Ministry Network. He and his wife are co-founders of the non-profit “This Star Won’t Go Out,” which they established in memory of their daughter, Ester Grace. It provides financial relief to families going through the trial of caring for a child with cancer. “My theology of ministry is based upon the grace and mercy of God and the absolute dignity and worth of each individual.”
Andrus joined Second Church as Minister of Music in the summer of 2005, and conducts the chancel choir in Sunday worship. Originally from Provo, Utah, Andrus received a Bachelor’s degree in organ performance from Brigham Young University. He then studied at the Eastman School of Music, where he completed a Master’s degree in Musicology, together with Masters and Doctorate degrees in harpsichord performance.
In addition to his duties at Second Church, Andrus is an active piano teacher, teaching both beginners and advanced students. He also has a busy performing career as an Early Music Specialist, playing harpsichord, organ and other historic keyboard instruments. He founded and manages Newton Baroque, a local period instrument ensemble which can frequently be heard in performance at Second Church and in other venues.
Minister of Music
Dr. Andrus Madsen
As a dedicated early childhood professional, Susan believes children learn best through play and socializing with their peers. “Play” is essential and helps facilitate the development of a child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical abilities. Susan also believes placing an emphasis on kindness within our nursery school family is essential and is convinced that if children learn the importance of being thoughtful at a young age it will stay with them into adulthood, resulting in a kinder world.
Director, Second Church Nursery School
Denise Davila, M.Ed. joined Second Church in November 2022 as our Office Administrator. She brings to this role diverse professional experiences. Denise was a dedicated educator for deaf and hard of hearing programs for many years. Throughout her life it has been her passion to be involved with non-profit organizations that serve the community in both management positions and as an active volunteer. She is most proud of her work with C.A.S.A. (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as a Guardian Ad Litem representing children involved in abuse and neglect cases within the court system.
Frank was a professional commercial (office/industrial) property manager with nearly 40 years of experience in the real estate field. He worked for some big national firms including Trammel Crow, Grubb & Ellis, and C.B. Richard Ellis, among others, before retiring. The biggest building he ever managed was the 1.4 million sq. ft., 42-storey tower at 100 Federal Street in town for Bank of America.
Melissa joined the Second Church in February 2023 as our part-time bookkeeper. She brings with her 25+ years of bookkeeping experience in an array of industries such as construction, property management, prison systems, and education. Melissa is a fourth generation Cambridge native, where she currently resides with her daughter. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and traveling with friends.
Samuel Paek is our part-time audio/visual coordinator at Second Church. He is a senior at UMass Lowell studying Sound Recording Technology with a focus on recording music and repairing musical instruments and equipment. Outside of the Second Church, Samuel is active in the Boston music scene as an audio engineer and performer, playing guitar, bass, and saxophone. The best way to reach Samuel is by email.