You can reach the church office by calling 617-698-6329 and listening to voice prompts for the voice mailbox of the appropriate staff member. General inquiries can be submitted using the Contact Form with a note mentioning the staff member you would like to reach.
Rev. Lisa Ward
Office Days: Tuesday-Thursday
Rev. Lisa Ward has been our settled minister since August of 2016. Ordained in 1992, Rev. Lisa has served congregations in New York City, Queens, White Plains, NY and Harford County, MD. A graduate from Union Theological Seminary in NYC, she has engaged in social justice initiatives throughout her career, serving on the Board of the UU Legislative Ministry in MD for many years and now is an active member of the Milton Interfaith Clergy Association, Courageous Conversations for Racial Justice and Citizens for a Diverse Milton. She is available for pastoral counseling, spiritual exploration and faith formation.
Office Manager Extension 104 Office Days: Monday – Wednesday 8:30-4:30
Susan DeMinico is thrilled to join first Parish as the Church Administrator. Susan has a B.A. from Boston University and an MBA in Finance from Temple University. Susan has spent the majority of her career in non-profit management, a career that allows her to use her MBA to help create positive change in the world. In her spare time, she loves gardening, cooking and failing each week at completing the NYTimes Thursday Crosswords. She lives in Avon, Ma with her husband Brian and 3 young children.
No scheduled office days
Timothy Steele has been music director at First Parish for four years. In addition to his duties as organist and choir director, he is also the producer for Milton Community Concerts at First Parish. Tim is also an active vocal coach, collaborative pianist, and conductor in the Boston area, and is currently in his twenty-seventh year on the opera faculty at the New England Conservatory. He has served as conductor/pianist for more than 180 operatic productions with 33 companies, including Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Opera Maine. In Boston he has collaborated extensively with Emmanuel Music, the Handel and Haydn Society, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and the Boston Symphony. Tim is a native of Des Moines, Iowa and has received degrees from Drake University and the University of Southern California.
Director of Religious Education
Office Day: Tuesday
Laurel Whitehouse is embarking on her third year here as the Director of Religious Exploration. Previously, she served for five years as DRE at First Church Belmont and for three years before that as Chair of Religious Education at First Parish Wayland. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Smith College. Her career path has embraced financial accounting, programming, international network standards development, preschool teacher, and summer camp director. She has been a Boy Scout leader for 15 years and has helped almost 50 scouts earn Eagle rank.
Office Days: Monday – Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm
Sherri holds an Associates in Business Administration from Bay State College. Sherri and her husband, Gary have three children: one young adult and two teenagers. She is a native of New Bedford and has called Randolph her home for 23 years. She enjoys reading, crafting, nature walks, and game nights with her family. She is excited about supporting the church life here at First Parish.
Born and raised in Boston, Kevin moved to Milton years age with his wife Barbara. Kevin and Barbara have 3 adult married children and 4 children all living in the South Shore area, happily within babysitting distance. Kevin is retired after a successful 40 year career in the advertising marketing business. Barbara and Kevin enjoy traveling, golf, bowling, dining out and spending time with family.