Annisquam Village Church


820 Washington St. Gloucester MA 01930 US

Rev. Judy Brain is the Bridge Pastor at AVC.  She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School where she was awarded the Billings Prize for Preaching.  She served as senior minister at Pilgrim United Church of Christ in Lexington for 17 years.  In the years since her retirement from full time ministry, she has accompanied several churches in transition as a short-term bridge pastor.

In her ministry, a primary focus has been interfaith understanding and social justice.  She has worked with many community organizations that promote respect, civility, and peace.  Judy facilitates a monthly meeting for clergy who gather for collegial support and sharing best practices.

She lives in Essex, MA with her husband, Joe, and enjoys the company of their grandchildren, gardening, cooking, swimming, kayaking, reading, and puzzles.

Judy can be reached at