The Rev. Dr. Marjorie Gerbracht                                                                 Priest in Charge

The Reverend Dr. Marjorie Ann Gerbracht has been an ordained Episcopal priest for 28 1/2 years.  She grew up as a cradle Episcopalian with two amazing parents and three siblings on Long Island.  Marjorie attended the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, majoring in Classical Languages with a minor in Theater.  From there she went straight to General Theological in NYC, where she earned her Master’s of Divinity.  (Marjorie was the first 21 year old woman to attend that seminary!)  Upon graduating she was called to serve at Christ Church Cathedral (Cincinnati, Ohio) as the Canon for Youth and Children’s Ministry.  From there Marjorie accepted a position as the Day School Chaplain/Associate Rector at Saint Patrick’s Church and Day School in Washington, DC, serving as an administrator, classroom teacher, and priest for 13 years.  Marjorie became the rector of Grace Episcopal Church in Manchester, New Hampshire, where she served for 12 1/2 years.  She was then called to the Church of the Transfiguration in January, 2024 as their Priest-In-Charge.
Marjorie is the proud parent of two teenagers who currently attend Pinkerton Academy. She enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, indoor and outdoor gardening, and most especially being an amateur potter.  She serves at Church of the Transfiguration part-time and also serves full-time as a paraprofessional for Easter Seals.  Her favorite pastoring tasks are preaching, pastoral care, and mentoring others into ordained ministry.  Marjorie especially loves how the Church of the Transfiguration embraces all who belong to our parish family and treats every person who enters our sacred space as treasured children of God.


Larry Thompson, Music Director
THOMPSON, LARRYLarry Thompson grew up in Medford, MA, the youngest of three Thompson children. He began studying piano at the age of eight. In his teen years, he was playing piano for his small home church and studied with Anastasia Dolan at the music school she ran in her Malden home.

Following graduation from Medford High School, he served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was stationed in Germany and, even there, played for a Southern Baptist church in Heidelberg attended by soldiers from nearby army bases. Upon his discharge from the army, he enrolled at Eastern Nazarene College receiving his degree in music education. He then studied applied piano at Boston University with Dr. Leon Tumarkin and Anthony DiBonaventura, a concert pianist of renown.

His next church job was as organist at Ruggles Baptist Church in Boston. While he still loves playing piano, the organ now became his instrument of choice. He served at Central Baptist Church in Franklin, NH for three years and Calvary Bible Church in Derry for over thirty years. He had “retired” from active church ministry, when a fortuitous call from, then senior warden, Rick Cagle made all the difference bringing him to Transfiguration where it has been his delight to serve the parish as music director.