Ministerial Search Committee members announced

Beth Curran, Barbara Martin, John Benson, Margaret Moody, Nancy Olson. (Corey Spaley not pictured)

The Standing Committee is delighted to announce the Ministerial Search Committee (MSC) who will lead First Church Boston’s search for our next Senior Minister. The MSC will be spending the summer organizing their work for fall and winter, planning multiple ways of gathering input from the congregation as well as becoming acquainted with UUA staff who will be consulting with them to support the search.

Beth Curran: A longtime member, Beth has served on intern committees, the Standing Committee, and is best known for organizing potlucks as part of her work serving on the Membership Committee

Barbara Martin (Chair): A newer member, Barbara has been active on the Social Justice Committee and helped lead the Common Read discussion earlier this year, as well as organizing the building tours during the 50th anniversary celebration of our re-building this April.

John Benson: A longtime member of First Church, John has been active on many committees. He is now serving on the Trustees and will take a leave of absence from those duties during the lifetime of the MSC.

Margaret Moody: An active member at First Church for many years, Margaret worked to set up the phone tree outreach to members during 2020-21 and has been active on the Caring Committee. She helps organize distributions from several small funds, including the Friendly Society, and was a key organizer for Climate Justice Learning Community programs.

Nancy Olson: Attending First Church for about ten years, Nancy became a regular attender about six years ago. This past year she has organized church Coffee Hours and is now also a member of the Membership Committee.

Corey Spaley: A member for eight years, Corey is now the Treasurer of the Society. He has been a summer preacher, organizes the Canvass, and also served on Intern Committees.

Members of the congregation will be called on to attend a workshop in the fall and to share their thoughts, hopes and aspirations for the church over the coming years.