Originally from the midwest, Gail grew up in Wisconsin and went to college in Minnesota (St. Olaf College) majoring in English. After a couple of post-college years in Minneapolis, she moved to Vancouver, Washington to serve as Youth Director for a Lutheran Church (E.L.C.A.). Returning to Minneapolis she attended Luther Theological Seminary. Through all these years, she remained a Congregationalist, worshipping in a U.C.C. church (Colonial Church of Edina, MN). In 1993 she received a call to serve as Associate Minister of First Parish Congregational Church in Wakefield, Mass.; and in 1995 she went to the Acton Congregational Church to serve as their Associate Minister where her responsibilities were primarily Youth and Families and Missions. Gail came to the Union Congregational Church in Groton in 2006. Gail, her husband Mike and their daughter, enjoy skiing and travel.