Welcome Frederick Secrease!
Our New
Director of Music Ministries

We are very excited to introduce Frederick Secrease, our new Director of Music Ministries! It was important to the Music Search Committee that we bring forth a candidate who will continue our tradition of superb music, and also bring new ideas and approaches, and we found Frederick to be just that person.

Frederick has degrees in music and in choral direction. Additionally, he has studied, collaborated and taught at such notable institutes as the Juilliard School of Music in New York City, The Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

He brings to FCC a rich tradition of church music, having served as Music Director for churches across multiple denominations - Methodist, Episcopal, Catholic, Christian Science - and now returning to Congregationalism. (His first job as a Music Director was at the age of 16 (!) at the First Congregational Church of Brimfield, MA.)

Frederick brings talents beyond music, having worked on the theatrical stage as both a musical director and a performer in his own right.  As a music director, Frederick has worked with more than 25 different musical and theatrical productions.  As an actor, he has performed both contemporary and classical theater with numerous productions and companies across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa.

Please join us in welcoming Frederick and his wife Erin and their 4 year old son Alexander to First Congregational!

Your Music Search Committee, Chris Anderson, Tim Brunner, Connie Fenton, Rhonda Hill, Joan Ogren