Jeremy D. Scott
Jeremy has been the pastor of North Street Community Church of the Nazarene since 2006, the sponsoring church of the Anchor of Hull. Addiction has affected multiple generations of his family. But after a young man connected to the church died from an opiate overdose and when he realized that almost half the funerals he had done as a minister were somehow related to substances, he determined to do more. He began reading about addiction and going to community meetings and vigils. Finally, in 2015, he shared a vision with the church to do something more than just offer "thoughts & prayers." He led the church to form a committee to pray and launch an effort in the town of Hull. After hiring Kurt Gerold to spearhead further launching the ministry, Pastor Jeremy learned all the more thanks to Kurt's presence and experience.
Jeremy is a trained Recovery Coach and RC trainer. He currently oversees most of the administration for the Anchor, leads the staff, serves as encourager to many and a voice in the efforts to reduce both addiction and the stigma it produces.
Jeremy lives in Hanover with his wife, Meghan and six kids.
Director of Recovery
Kurt came on to help begin what is now the Anchor of Hull in 2017. Bringing a wealth of life experience and a passion for helping people with a variety of needs, his efforts have significantly and foundationally impacted the Anchor's culture and direction. He led the way in the Anchor becoming a center of recovery through one-on-one recovery coaching and training others to do the same. His compassionate work has been deeply meaningful to countless individuals and families.
Kurt has worked closely with multiple south shore police departments and Plymouth County doing overdose follow-ups. He has a keen sense of insight and knowledge for the experience of those who are struggling with addiction. His ability to help an individual navigate their next step in life is his greatest asset. Kurt is a trained, certified, and supervisory Recovery Coach and RC trainer. Kurt also serves as the Associate Pastor for Discipleship at North Street Community Church of the Nazarene.
Kurt lives in Hull with his wife, Rachel and two kids.
Emily came to work for the Anchor of Hull in 2018.
Emily makes things go at the Anchor. While bringing a serving presence of grace, wisdom, and patience to the Anchor, she oversees programming, scheduling, marketing, advertising, and acts as community liaison in several ways. The Anchor would be lost without her expertise in organizational detail. Emily does wonders to balance the needs of 20+ meetings in our building each week. In addition, she is a trained Recovery Coach and RC trainer.
Hailing from upstate New York, Emily has lived in Hull and Quincy while on the south shore since 2012.
Associate for Administration & Funding
A supporter and volunteer since the start, Sarah is no stranger to the Anchor of Hull, but she officially came on staff in the summer of 2022.
Sarah's responsibilities include funds acquisition and community relations as the Anchor seeks to faithfully and responsibly fulfill its mission. Sarah works on grant funding, meeting with individual donors, and brainstorming other ways to keep this important work going. In addition, Sarah is working to better administrate and streamline how individuals and families interact with the Anchor. Her keen insight, attention to details, and accountability are welcome additions to the Anchor staff.
Sarah has lived on the south shore of Boston since 2005 and is an accomplished musician and teacher.