Naro Pongen - Assistant Minister

NaroTemjennaro Pongen is from Nagaland, India. She goes by Naro. She was born and raised in a Baptist family together with five older siblings. Growing up, Naro was very active in youth ministry and she loves music. She finished her Bachelor of Arts from Patkai Christian College in 2007, after which she went on to pursue the Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Theology at Clark Theological College and Union Theological College respectively. Naro recently graduated with the Master of Arts in Feminist Liberation Theologies from Episcopal Divinity School in May 2017.


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.