For details about the duties and responsbilities of the Trustees, Officers, and Committees, see  Bylaws of First Parish Dorchester.

2017-2018 Board of Trustees

2018 cohort: Tom Cunningham; Emily Lichtenstein (Co-Secretary); Susan Lush (Co-Secretary)
2019 cohort: Myles Crowley (Chair & Finance Delegate); Julie Simmons (Finance Delegate); Julia Thompson (Vice-Chair)

2020 cohort: Marcia Hubelbank, Ardis Vaughan

Anyone may use and to communicate with the Trustees about whatever issues might arise, in addition to using each Trustee’s individual contact information.

Other Elected Officers

Treasurer: Sherman Zemler Wu
Financial Secretary: Jenn Cartee
Clerk: Mary Elliff
Auditor: Peter Gilmartin
Historian: Susan Lush
UUA General Assembly Delegates: Betsey Miessner, Katherine Jenkins
UUA Massachusetts Bay District Delegates: Carol Daley-James, Patty Hart
UU Urban Ministry Delegates: Richard Kelleway, Bruce Shatswell
At-Large Rep to the Nominating Committee: Melissa Wender

Committees of First Parish Dorchester

In addition to the specific requirements set out below, all committees must include at least one member of First Parish Dorchester. There are many opportunities for non-member parishioners to participate and serve in committee work, but no committee can be constituted without a member of First Parish Dorchester.

Buildings & Grounds (Patty Hart)

Caring Committee (still in formation; contact Rev. Brennan)

Development (currently folded into Finance)

Finance (TBA)

Hospitality, Fellowship & Membership Committee (Mary Fernandez-Buehrens)
Coffee Hour & Fellowship Dinners – Mary Fernandez-Buehrens
Greeters – Sandra Eddy
Membership – Mary Elliff, with Rev. Brennan;
Other events – varies)

Nominating Committee (Mary Elliff, Clerk)

Outreach & Marketing (Jenn Cartee)

Pastoral Care (Denise Wharl Marlin)

Personnel (Myles Crowley)

Religious Education (Lucas Gonzalez Milliken (DRE))

Restoration & Expansion (temporarily dormant)

Social Justice (in formation)
Bowdoin Geneva Residents Association – Jen Johnson
Fair Foods – Jason
Through Barbed Wire – Dianne Zimbabwe

Worship, Arts, & Music (Rev. Tricia Brennan)
Aesthetics – Noel Currier & Myles Crowley
Intergenerational Worship – Lucas Gonzalez Milliken (DRE)
Music – Dr. Ana Sorina Popa (Music Director) & Tom Cunningham
Worship Associates – Rev. Tricia Brennan
Alternative Worships – not yet active)