Christoper Trahan Over the last one hundred years and spanning the course five generations, Chris and his family call St. Stephen’s home. Born in Lynn, he was baptized at St. Stephen’s Memorial Church in 1973. Even though he and his family moved to Wakefield in 1982, Chris and his family “skipped over parochial boundaries” and continued worshiping at St. Stephen’s. It was here in 1986 he received the Sacrament of Confirmation by The Rt. Rev. Roger Blanchard. In 1998, Chris and his wife, Jackie, were married at St. Stephen’s and currently reside in Saugus with their daughter.
Heather Collis Puro is a Handwork Teacher at Waldorf School at Moraine Farm. Heather and her husband Dan came to St. Stephen’s when they moved to Lynn in 1999. Heather first served as Parish Treasurer from 2002 until 2009. A lifelong Episcopalian, Heather was raised in St. Matthews’ Parish in Pennington, NJ. Heather has a daughter, Arden.
Carolyn Hoy was born and raised in Lynn in the Roman Catholic Church. She joined St. Stephen’s in 2010 after working in the office for three years. She served as clerk from 2011 to 2016 and is currently on the Communications Committee, Big Money Raffle Committee, Fair Committee and Altar Guild.
Teka Hazel Lumumba-Nkrumuh
Dorothy Post, a cradle Episcopalian originally from Long Island, NY, began singing in the choir as a young girl and has continued her love of the church and its music throughout her life. Since coming to Boston in her college years, she has been involved in many aspects of the life of the churches she attended. This led her to completing the Education for Ministry program and then to the Episcopal Divinity School where she received her Masters in Divinity in 1999. She first came to St. Stephen’s as a seminarian and loved the people and vibrant, diverse community. Returning several years later as a parishioner, she has served in leadership and behind the scenes in a number of different ways.
Outside of the church, Dorothy loves reading, walking in nature and fly fishing, using her artistic eye to take photographs, and going with her current dog, Alleluia, to visit residents in a nursing home as Pet Therapy.
Jesse Timothy Potter was born in Indianapolis, Indiana where as a youth he played the piano and organ in his mother’s church. She was the first Black woman Ordained in the Methodist Church. JT/Tim went to Lincoln Univ. MO. He played some semi-pro basketball. He graduated from Butler University. Tim has worked in radio and television as news reporter in multiple cities including Boston.
Tim’s wife Deborah serves as a Lay Eucharist minister. They have 3 children & 9 grandchildren.
Paul Whittcomb graduated Peabody Vocational High School in 1982. Massachusetts Army National Guard 1982 thru 1993. Married Wendi in 1991@ St. Stephen’s. We have 3 children, Keri 24, Erik 20 & Kati 16. Sunday school participant since 2005 & vestry member since 2017.
Sandy Wittrup has been working as an early childhood educator since 1991, owning and operating a family childcare in her home as well as center-based care for some years in between. Sandy was raised in Lynn in the Roman Catholic Church until being received into the Episcopal Church in 2007. She and her husband Kent started attending St. Stephen’s Lynn in 2005 after they were married at St. Stephen’s Cohasset in 2003.