Rev. Deborah Carter(Debbi) has extensive experience as an intentional interim pastor in both UCC and American Baptist churches. She has also served as the director of several non-profit organizations and has worked as both a settled pastor and a clinical pastoral counselor.
Debbi recently completed service as the interim senior pastor at The Eliot Church of Newton, MA UCC. and prior to that served two years of service as the interim senior pastor at The First Congregational Church (UCC) of Hanover, MA and prior to that served for three years as interim senior pastor at The First Baptist Church in Tewksbury. She also served in three other interim pastor positions.
While at Hanover she carried ou the "regular" responsibilities of a senior pastor, but also led a mission trip to Haiti, ran the confirmation program and organized and facilitated house meetings to help the congregation with the vision process as they sought a new settled pastor.
Debbi attended Spelman College in Atlanta, GA where she earned a Bachelor's degree with a major in sociology and history. She attended seminary at Colgate Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, NY receiving a Masters of Divinity. Then Debbi enterred Andover Newton Theological School where she received a Doctor of Ministry degree in pastoral psychotherapy in 1981. Debbi also has completed a variety of continuing education.
Debbi was born in Manchester, New Hampshire. Both of her parents were ordained ministers. Debbi is married to Nick Carter, the President of Andover Newton Theological School, and lives in Newton, MA. She is a member of old South Church. Debbi and Nick are the parents of one adult son, Isaac, and one adult foster son, Alan.
Debbi enjoys reading, swimming, traveling, canoeing and music. She has led or participated in a number of mission trips and is a Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
We Welcome Debbi to CCoT!!