Welcome to First Baptist Church of Manchester Center, VT "The Community Church"

Pastor Rebecca Sommons

First Baptist Church welcomed Rev. Rebecca Sommons to become their pastor in August of
2016. She studied Pastoral Care at Bangor Theological Seminary in Maine, graduating with a
Master of Theology degree in 2012. Rebecca finished her Master of Divinity degree at Palmer
Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania the spring before coming to Vermont. She and her
husband, Matthew live in Danby and enjoy the beauty of the countryside as well as the charm
of small-town life. Matthew works in the behavioral health field as a psychiatrist and medical
director. Matthew and Rebecca have two grown daughters. Grace is married to Arthur Ward
and lives in Maine. Natalie is a recent graduate of Houghton College. Everyone in the family
enjoys hiking in the mountains, playing board games, and making music when they are