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

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

Our 2022-2023 Board of Trustee is:

Ardis Vaughan, Chair and the liaison to the Finance and Nominating Committees

Julie Simmons, Building & ground and the liaison to the Finance

Ginnette Powell, Liaison to the Committee on Our Ministry

Michele Oyie, Liaison to the Worship Committee

Larry L’Italien, Secretary and the liaison to the Personnel Committee

Lou Whiting, Liaison to the Religious Education Committee

Chuck Hagebuch, Liaison to Music Program


Other Elected Officers

Treasurer: Jenn Cartee
Assistant Treasurer: Sherman Zemler Wu
Financial Secretary: Myles Crowley
Clerk: Susan Lush
UUA General Assembly Delegates:  Betsy Miessner. TBD
UUA New England Regional Delegate: Michelle Oyie
UU Urban Ministry Delegates: Ginnette Powell, Grace Lindsay-Parks

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 
Coffee Hour & Fellowship Dinners 
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)