Steve Watson, President
Steve Watson joined the staff of Reservoir Church as its senior pastor in July, 2013. Prior to that, he served as the headmaster of Watertown High School, as a middle- and high-school English teacher in the Boston Public Schools, and as a campus staff minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In all of his endeavors, Steve has maintained great passion for teaching, coaching and mentoring, organizational and community development, and really good chocolate. Steve attended Brandeis University, where he graduated with a B.A. in music, and has immersed himself in graduate and self-directed studies in secondary English education, educational leadership, Bible, theology, and ministry—some of which have resulted in completed degrees.
Born and raised in eastern Massachusetts, Steve has traveled extensively but has never left behind his great affection for the Charles River, the Red Sox, and (almost) all things New England. Steve and his wife Grace, who shares his local roots and works as the director of Next Steps in Brookline, became members of Reservoir Church in 2006. They love this community’s accessibility, authenticity, and vibrant connection with a living God. When not at the church, Steve, Grace, and their three children—Julianna, Zeke, and John—enjoy all manner of family adventures big and small together.
Scott Anthony, Treasurer
Scott Anthony’s faith was re-ignited here at Reservoir Church when he took the exploring faith class, Seek, many years ago. Since then Scott has enjoyed serving in various capacities throughout this community. He is married to our Pastor of Community Groups, Ivy, and has three children who keep him busy on the swim deck and soccer field. While Scott’s day job in the investment sector as a portfolio manager provides challenging and gratifying work, he finds utter fulfillment in seeking out conversations of meaning and faith in all corners of his life.
Connie first visited Reservoir in 2005 on the recommendation of her friends, when she returned to Boston to start her doctorate in education. As an ecumenical Christian who wrote her dissertation about how people of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian faiths can work together to address shared concerns through community organizing, she appreciates Reservoir’s commitment to justice. She is thankful for Reservoir’s wonderful community of warm, loving, and thoughtful people, without whom she would never have been able to foster a young boy for the past 3 years. A former high school English teacher, Connie currently works with researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and social entrepreneurs around the world to build learning environments where young people can thrive and learn how to make the world a better place for themselves and others.
Morenike started regularly attending Reservoir Church about 6 years ago. Following her move to Boston in 2006, she spent a few years “church shopping” before finding herself at Reservoir. She was struck by the diverse and welcoming community of young professionals interested in following Jesus and the practical weekly messages that she found applicable to her daily spiritual growth. She’s since led and participated in a handful of community groups and has contributed to various Sunday teams. After taking a sabbatical from work in 2017, Morenike transitioned from spending 10+ years in the healthcare consulting field into the nonprofit world. She works in a business development, strategy and operations capacity for a local nonprofit. Balancing her out is her husband, Grant, and both reside in Cambridge.
Arianne first came to visit the Reservoir Church community in August 2010 after seeing an ad on the T. Since then, she has participated in and led several community groups and a few sessions of SEEK, a program for people newly exploring or returning to faith. Arianne joined the board in 2014 and brings to this group her longtime business management experience and non-profit involvement. She is originally from Atlanta, GA and outside of Reservoir enjoys working full-time in the healthcare and technology sector, practicing and teaching yoga, cycling, and listening to podcasts.
Brian was drawn to Reservoir Church over 10 years ago, with their openness to the Holy Spirit, and focus on meeting people where they are in their faith journey. His love for this community has continued to grow over the years. He has loved the many opportunities he’s had to pray, teach in youth group, lead small groups, and welcome those to this community. Brian has a passion for welcoming those from all backgrounds, incorporating diversity and inclusion in all areas within his influence, and building a better future for all. He is a child of immigrants, grew up with many friends from a variety of backgrounds including those from rough neighborhoods, and has a deep desire to be a voice for those who are not being heard. At home, Brian has been married to his wife Linda for over 13 years, and has two wonderful daughters.
Mike has been attending Reservoir Church since 2008 and found his way to faith through SEEK and being part of the community of Reservoir. Mike lives in Cambridge with his wife Karlene and their three children: Marley, Lucy, and Ruby. Mike spends his day working on growing his business, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. Mike loves worship music and mentoring young entrepreneurs.
Scott and his wife Louise came to the church in 2000 with their two sons, refreshed by the worship, inspired by the vision for engagement in the community and comforted by the prayer ministry. He has relished playing a part in some bold and creative steps of faith that have marked the church’s development since that time – steps that keep revealing Jesus to him. He enjoys the community of the church through small group and prayer team involvement and through leading Discovery Weekend designed to help people explore their God-given gifts and vocational purpose.