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.
Office Days: Monday – Thursday 8:30am-1:30pm
Sherri holds an Associates in Business Administration from Bay State College. She lives in Randolph with her husband and three children. 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.
Transitional Director of Religious Exploration
Molly is originally from suburban Philadelphia. She began life as a Roman Catholic. She is a graduate of Merion Mercy Academy, and attended Albertus Magnus College in New Haven for two years. She then attended the New York Restaurant School, worked in restaurant kitchens, ran a gourmet shop and catering operation and finished out her culinary career as a baker.
Molly became a member of the Unitarian Society of New Haven and soon after became involved in religious education there. She has extensive experience both as an RE volunteer and professional. She has served as a volunteer teacher, adult program facilitator, RE Committee member, chair of the combined Children & Youth and Adult RE Committee and then of the separate Children & Youth Committee and Adult RE committees.
As an RE professional, Molly has taken almost all of the Renaissance modules and many other trainings offered by the UUA. She has served two congregations in Connecticut as DRE. Molly is finishing a degree in Religious Studies and Family Ministry through Charter Oak State College. She was vegetarian for many years and vegan for the last five. Molly continues culinary interests with vegan cooking, baking and canning. She lives in Durham, CT with precious feline babes, Myrlie and Joycellen, knitting and listening to jazz and classical music, and learning the frame drum.