Bachelor of Science, Framingham State College, 1973. AS, Laboure College, 1987. Master of Divinity, Boston University, 1998.
Postgraduate, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Center, Massachusetts.
Member faculty Laboure College, Boston, 1987—1997, Aquinas College, Milton, 1990—1997. Transcription supervisor Harvard Community Health Plan, Boston, 1986—1993. Owner and operator transcription company, Quincy, 1993—1998.
Pastor Hatherly United Methodist, Rockland, 1997—2000, Christ United Methodist, Groton, Connecticut, since 2000. Consultant health information management Joslin Clinic, Boston, 1993—1996. Protestant chaplain Westborough State Hospital, Massachusetts, 1997—2000.
Member advisory board Faith in Action Parish Nurse Network, New London, Connecticut, since 2000. Secretary Shoreline Cluster Churches, Southeastern, Connecticut, since 2000. Member Commission on Status and Role of Women New England Annual Conference United Methodist Church, since 2002.
Member-at-large Multi-Regional Area Commission, Uncasville, Connecticut, since 2002, Department Social Services, Uncasville, since 2002.
Children: Timothy O'Brien, Devin McShane O'Brien.