Our Staff

 

Isaac Everett,

Executive Director

Isaac (he/him) is a passionate believer in intentional community; he co-founded one such community with five collaborators in 2011 and has lived there with his partner ever since, and was a part of the founding team that conceived and created CRECHE. Before joining the CRECHE staff, Isaac served as the Minister of Liturgical Arts at The Crossing, a Boston-based church plant, and had a ten-year career as a session musician in New York City prior to that.

Isaac has professional certificates in nonprofit management and fundraising from Boston University, a Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a dual degree in Mathematics and Music Composition from NYU.

 

As a musician, author, and liturgist, he has written The Emergent Psalter, a contemporary setting of the psalms, and released Rotation and Transmission, two electronic pop albums inspired by liturgical texts.

Isaac spends his spare time making music, coaching weightlifters, and playing nerdy board games.

Sky Gavis-Hughson,

Community Organizer for Neighborhood Engagement

Sky (they/them) is thrilled to be CRECHE’s first ever Life Together Fellow. Sky recently graduated from Yale College, where they studied Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality, and wrote their thesis on trans community building at Yale over the past 15 years.

Sky’s interest in community goes back to their days as a camper and camp counselor in Vermont. They brought a passion for community building to Yale where they helped to create and served on the board of the student organization Trans@Yale. Sky also worked to strengthen Yale’s community through their jobs as a Communication and Consent Educator and as a Peer Liaison for Yale’s Office of LGBTQ Resources. As a junior Sky captained the Yale Women’s Rugby team.

 

As a Life Together Fellow, Sky will be living in intentional community this year with eight other fellows. They are excited to cook and paint with their housemates and to take up yoga and martial arts, and to do the hard work of building a thriving, intentional community.

 

Our Households

Trinity House

Neighborhood: Newton Centre

Congregation: All four CRECHE congregations and 

Trinity Parish Newton Centre

CRECHE House is a five-bedroom community located eight minutes from the Newton Centre stop on the D line. This is a queer-focused house with a deep sense of mutual love and support and communal decision-making.

 

Emmanuel House

Neighborhood: Allston

Congregation: Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel House is a historic “Tudorbethan” single-family home in Allston, just two minutes from the Packards Corner stop on the B line. Emmanuel House is committed to cultivating community space for contemplative repose, urban agriculture, and arts events. The house currently maintains a community garden in their yard where neighborhood members are invited to harvest from and relax. They are currently in the process of turning a room in the house into a permanent chapel space.

Crossing House

Neighborhood: North Cambridge

Congregation: The Crossing

Crossing House, nestled in residential North Cambridge, is a twelve minute walk from Davis Square and a fifteen minute walk from Alewife. The newest of CRECHE’s houses, the Crossing House is discerning a call to the welcome and affirmation of others’ stories.

 

Our Community

Our Partners

 

Our partner congregations are:

 

Other intentional communities we love and support include:

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