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.

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Rev. Lisa Ward
Extension 102
Office Days: Tuesday-Thursday

Rev. Lisa Ward will be on sabbatical from June 15 – November 15.  Contact with your inquiries.  

Rev. Lisa 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 Towards Racial Justice and the Milton Affordable Housing Coalition.  She served on the Justice and Equity Advisory Committee for the Town of Milton and helped launch the Rainbow Youth Alliance in collaboration with the First Congregational Church. Rev. Lisa is also a certified Field Ed Supervisor through Harvard Divinity.  All inquiries are welcome for pastoral counseling, spiritual exploration. justice advocacy and faith formation. 

Below is one of her videos in her video blog series on spiritual practices. This one is entitled “Strength in Spirit: When Prayer Might Help”


Susan DeMinico
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.


Tim Steele
Music Director
Extension 103
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.


Sherri Moldaver

Administrative Assistant
Extension 101
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.


Kevin Harnden

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.