Pastor John can be found at the Church office every Wednesday morning, 9 am to 12 noon. His office line is (508) 949-0466. When not at his church office, he can often be reached at his home office at the parsonage, the telephone number being (508) 943-8517.
About Rev. John R White (Pastor John)
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Pastor John has always been attracted to the beauty and power of words. In addition to the usual duties of pastor, he brought his deep love for theater to the church and founded The Dudley Hill Players in 2002 which brings occasional full length productions, dealing with wide ranging societal issues. Pastor John has also created PJ's Place, a weekly e-letter sent from the parsonage through which Pastor John (PJ) shares a weekly reflection, prayer, joys and concerns and current church information.
PJ's work and life experiences before becoming our pastor are diverse. He has degrees from Mt. Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, and a Master of Divinity degree from Drew University in New Jersey.
Before coming to Dudley in 1997 he was working as a chaplain at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, NJ, specializing in working with cancer patients and those recovering from addiction.
Pastor John incorporates the multifaceted experiences of his life into everything he does at the First Congregational Church of Dudley, United Church of Christ. This is reflected in part through his inclusive and welcoming worship style.
The greatest joy of Pastor John's life is his family - his wife and best friend Sarah and their children: Emily, Timothy, Peter, Benjamin and Michaela. PJ enjoys hiking, books, films, theater and yoga. Being pastor of this extra-ordinary church continues to be a source of deep personal fulfillment and "I continually believe we have only begun to fully realize what is possible for us here."