Nadine Belisle was born in Salem, MA. She grew up in Salem and moved to Middleton in 1977
and graduated from Masconomet Regional High School in 1981. Nadine started working at the
Union Congregational Church in October 1997. She resides in North Reading with her husband Ron, and her dog Salty.
She has two adult children, Berton and Amber Lombard.
Gayle McGlauflin was born in Winchester, MA and grew up in North Reading. During High School,
she joined the Union Congregational Church and was active in our Youth Ministry. She has a
bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in teaching from Northeastern University.
She spent a summer teaching in the Dominican Republic and then taught elementary school in
Boston as well as education classes at Northeastern. After teaching for nine years,
Gayle took some time off to stay home with her young daughters, Savanna and Ayla.
Gayle is excited to return to the UCC as our Christian Education Director. She also works with
new moms as a labor & postpartum doula and Certified Lactation Counselor. She lives in Topsfield
with her daughters, her husband Rob (who grew up in the UCC) and her two dogs, Sasha & Sandy.
R. Scott White (Scott) is currently the Music Director for at Union Congregational Church where he
leads the Main Choir, the youth Choir, the Jubilee Ringers and the North Parish Ringers.
Scott has had a varied music career as pianist, organist, composer, and music director. He won two MTNA piano
competitions in 1971 and 1975 in New Hampshire and later earned a Bachelor’s degree at the University of New Hampshire
and a Master’s degree in Collaborative Piano at Boston University.
Scott is a long time organist and church musician. In addition to his responsibilities at NRUCC, he is also
currently teaching piano and organ at Keene State College and the Nashua Community Music School. He is the music director for the
Methuen Young People’s Theater and plays at other professional events around New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
Scott is a longstanding Colleague of the American Guild of Organists. As a composer, he has written solos, handbell pieces, organ pieces and other works.
His current project at NRUCC is to bolster the Children's Choir and make it a regular part of our worship services.
Melissa Grew is the new Director of the Hilltop Nursery School where she began teaching in 2010.
She had previously taught first grade in Lunenburg, Massachusetts for nine years before staying at
home with her daughters. She welcomed the opportunity to return to teaching and to the Hilltop community,
as her oldest daughter attended preschool at Hilltop. For the past three years, in addition to her teaching
responsibilities, she assisted the Director and learned what the role and responsibilities of the Director
entailed. As she begins her tenure as Director, she looks to continue the success that Hilltop has known
for sixty years. She hopes to continue the standard of excellence that has been set and has become the Hilltop way.
She enjoys working with the staff, students and families of Hilltop.
Melissa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College, a Master’s Degree in Education from
Lesley University and is licensed as a Director by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). She lives in
North Reading with her husband, Paul, and two daughters, Bridget, 14 and Deirdre, 11.