Minister of the Week

Rev. Robin Bartlett is the Senior Pastor of the First Church in Sterling in beautiful Sterling, MA, a multi-denominational Christian congregation affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Previously, she served as Interim Director of Religious Education at UU Area Church at First Parish in Sherborn, MA, the full time intern minister at First Parish in Brookline, MA, and as summer minister at First Parish in Lexington. She was ordained into the UU ministry at First Parish in Brookline in October, 2013.

She is passionate about multigenerational and multicultural ministry, preaching, children’s worship, singing, prayer, our Unitarian and Universalist theological traditions, and Jesus and his ministry. Having been brought up steeped in choral singing and musical theater because of her choir director mother, her favorite past time is singing. She can be found singing in choirs (most recently the BU Seminary Singers), sight reading alto parts of hymns at church, doing karaoke at dive bars, or belting show tunes around the piano at Club Cafe in Boston. She also loves reading, sushi, Boston, Massachusetts, and her network of family, friends and colleagues. She adores the irreverent comedy of Louis C. K., So You Think You Can Dance and Downton Abbey.

She currently lives in the parsonage in Sterling, MA with her husband, Andy Linscott, who is a PhD student in the Department of Religion. They also share their home with their three children, Cecilia Barraza, Eloisa Barraza, and Isaac Bartlett Linscott.