First Church Staff
Each of our staff is part-time.
Most have other jobs in addition to their ministries at First. Please be patient with us!
Mary Pat Flaherty, Office Administrative Assistant
phone: 413-739-6608, office hours M - Th, 9 am to 1 PM
Mary Pat is a well of understanding, a stalwart keeper of confidences, and a consummate juggler of all things church-office.
Plus, she is good humored, responsible, and calm! Stellar.
Diana Forfa, Director of Faith Formation & Youth Ministry
drforfa"at"hotmail"dot"com phone: 413-734-7667
Diana has more energy than a 16 year old, faith bigger than a mustard seed, and more experience in helping children and youth have fun while growing in their faith than any youth worker we know! Add a sunny personality, organizational skill, and deep commitment to the church, and what do you get? Diana: there's nobody quite like her!
Jim Maes, Director of Music
email: jmaes2010"at"aol"dot"com phone: 413-739-6608
Jim has been teaching for over 30 years, and is a consummate organist and inspiring choir director. He helps us all to sing with energy and passion, and our worship would be much poorer without him. He does the Steinway piano justice! We are so spoiled.
Jan Powers, Pastor-Teacher
email: jplyrical"at"gmail"dot"com phone: 413-739-6608
Jan loves pastoring the folks at First Church. They appreciate her gifts for encouragement, preaching, making music, and organization. She appreciates the congregation's commitment to love, to listen for the Spirit's voice, and to participate.
Other church leadership:
Kate Belhumeur & Bea Brown, Care Connect
Steve Ferraro, Hospitality
Helen Johnson, Worship
Tim Eddy, Finance
Dondi Fiorentino, Recorder
Bruce Frisbie, Treasurer
Kristin Metcalf, Outgoing Moderator
Don Johnson, incoming Moderator
Lynn Miller, Grounds & Facilities
Helen Johnson, Clerk
Becky Horta, Beyond Our Walls
Melissa Philbrick, m&m kids
First Church is blessed to have
skilled and dedicated lay leadership!