Originally from Connecticut, Reverend Quandt is a graduate of Bates College and Yale Divinity School. She served churches in Wilton and Norwalk, CT, and Arlington, VA. Most recently she spent 17 years serving as the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church in Riverside, CA before she accepted the position of Pastor at Valley of the Flowers UCC in July, 2018. She brings a strong commitment to social justice and a love for life in the local church. Reverend Quandt has one son, Matthew, and one (adorable) granddaughter, Madelyn, who live in Riverside. Her corgi, Buddy, is often found beside her in the church office.