The Rev. Jean Chapman - Minister to the Homeless

Jean Chapman photoRev. Chapman was born and raised in upstate New York near Buffalo and moved to Boston in 1981. 

She received the Master of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology, attended Boston University School of Social Work, and from 2003 until 2012, Rev. Chapman ministered to homeless persons as part of pastoral team of The Outdoor Church of Cambridge. She continues to serve as a liaison between OCBC and The Outdoor Church and provides coordination and leadership in the area of pastoral care to the congregation at OCBC.


Seminarians-in-Residence are Boston-area seminary and theology students who have chosen to make OCBC their home congregation. This program recognizes their unique role in the congregation as ministers-in-training and developing theologians, and affords them the collaborative opportunity to connect academic study, theological reflection, and ministerial praxis in a congregational context.

Josh Gregory - Seminarian-in-Residence

Josh GregoryBorn and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Josh majored in religious studies and minored in both hermeneutics and poetry at Swarthmore College where he graduated in 2015 with High Honors before enrolling at Harvard Divinity School as an M.Div candidate. Having rediscovered his Baptist roots at Old Cambridge Baptist Church, Josh works to cultivate a ministry that, like OCBC itself, attests not only to the vibrancy and plurality of the Baptist tradition but, through creativity and collaboration, can disrupt the expectations of conventional Christian worship.



Louisa Fish-Sadin - Seminarian-in-Residence

LouisaLouisa Fish-Sadin is an educator, dance artist, and middle-school teacher from Seattle, WA.  A third-year candidate for the Master of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, Louisa has focused her final year of study around the intersection of education, religion, and meaning-making in an era of rapid climate change. Claiming both Catholic and Protestant heritage, Louisa meets God in liturgy, in preaching, in sacrament, and in nature. She holds a certificate in Outdoor Environmental Education from the Islandwood Graduate Residency and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Justice and Cultural Transformation from St. Olaf College.