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Ministers & Staff

Interim Minister

Photo of the Reverend Joe CherryThe Parish Board is pleased to announce that our Interim Minister for the church years of 2023-24 and 2024-25 will be the Rev. Joe Cherry.

Rev. Joe is an accredited interim minister and has served as a transitional minister in four congregations. Rev. Joe has served congregations in Chicago, Vancouver BC, Dukinfield UK, Modesto CA, Cleveland OH, and Falmouth on the Cape. He is currently President of the Transitional Minister’s Chapter of the UU Ministers Association.

In Easton, Rev. Joe lives with his husband, the Rev. Denis Paul, who serves our sibling congregation in Peace Dale, RI. Rev. Joe’s hobbies include quilting, photography and making music. He’s very much looking forward to meeting everyone and working together.


Director of Family and Community Ministries (DFC)

Jayleigh Lewis is our DFC. Her office hours are Wednesday, 3-5pm, and Friday, 1-5pm.


Music Director

Photo of Keith KirchoffKeith Kirchoff has been the Music Director at First Parish for about a decade. He is a pianist, composer, conductor, concert curator, and teacher. He has appeared with orchestras throughout the U.S. and played in many major cities across the world. Read his full bio


Facilities Assistant

Jeff FogelmanJeff Fogelman (he/him) is from Brevard, North Carolina, and moved to Boston in 2009 to study at the Berklee College of Music. He graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in bass performance, and has taught and worked in the Boston area for the last 10 years. Jeff still teaches, and hopes to continue working for organizations which benefit the local community.


Other Staff

CustodianOppong SerebourOppong Serebour
BookkeeperAdam Berman