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

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

2021 cohort: Melissa Wender (Secretary and point person for Worship/Music and Social Media Committees); Dayo Hall (point person for Hospitality and Fellowship Committee):


Melissa                               Dayo

2022 cohort: Laura Maltby, (point person for the pledge campaign and Membership Committee); Chris Montani (point person for the Finance and Building and Grounds Committees, and rentals; Althea Smith (point person for Social Justice Committee).


            Laura                  Chris                    Althea

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

2023 cohort:

Pam Goncalves and Peter Gilmartin


Other Elected Officers

Treasurer: Sherman Zemler Wu
Financial Secretary: Myles Crowley
Clerk: Susan Lush
UUA General Assembly Delegates: Susan Lush, Betsy Miessner
UUA New England Regional Delegate: Michelle Oyie
UU Urban Ministry Delegates: Richard Kellaway, Bruce Shatswell

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 (Julie Simmons, Chair)

Development (currently folded into Finance)

Finance (Chris Montani, Chair)

Hospitality, &Fellowship Committee (Dayo Hall)
Coffee Hour & Fellowship Dinners – Dayo Hall
Greeters – Laura Maltby
Other events – varies)

Membership (Laura Maltby, Chair)

Nominating Committee (Susan Lush, Clerk)

Social Media (Jenn Cartee)

Pastoral Care (Betsy Miessner)

Personnel (Julia Thompson, Marica S. Hubelbank, Emily Lichtenstein)

Religious Education (Marcia S. Hubelbank, Chair (DRE)

Restoration & Expansion (temporarily dormant)

Social Justice (Myles Crowley, Chair)

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