The Pastor, Rev. Margaret Lewis

Rev. Margaret Lewis, (likes to be called Maggie), is an ordained American Baptist minister.  She worked for over 11 years for The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board of The American Baptist Churches (MMBB) in New York City.  Pastor Maggie was education director and served as an officer of MMBB in the role of corporate secretary. She also directed fundraising efforts.
 
She has extensive pastoral experience and has served as minister of the Windham Congregational Church, Windham Vermont; the Danville Congregational Church, Danville, Vermont; and the Bristol Baptist Church, Bristol, Connecticut. She has also served as administrator of The Vermont Baptist Home in Brattleboro, Vermont. She has maintained a strong commitment to ecumenism during her ministry and has achieved particular success in stewardship education and development, as well as fundraising.
 
Pastor Maggie earned a master of business administration degree from Cornell University in 2005. Her other degrees include a master of divinity from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a bachelor of arts in religion and French from Eastern University and teaching certification from Keene State College.
 
In addition to her pastoral role at First Baptist, Pastor Maggie serves as Executive Director of The Center for Career Development and Ministry in Dedham, Massachusetts.  

 

 

 

 

 Administrative Assistant, Darlene Tomasso

Darlene joined the staff of First Baptist as administrative assistant in January of 2013.  She says, “I am so happy to be here!  I have many years of experience as “Director of First Impressions” and caring for colleagues and customers.   I am also a Notary Public, so if you have need of my services, please feel free to contact me during office hours. The people here are all so welcoming and warm, I feel like I’ve come home.”

Darlene lives in Merrimack with Steve, her husband of 43 years.  Darlene says, “We have two children, Rich and Tracy, and Tracy and her wonderful husband have given us two delightful granddaughters who really are the icing on the cake!

We love to go cruising on our winter vacations, the better to indulge our love of ballroom dancing.  I am a “chain reader” and a big fan of classic movies and jazz.”

Darlene is in the church office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (except holidays).   

 

 

Director of Music Ministries, Michael Joseph                                        

Michael was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, and caught the fire for music early on when he was a member of the Boy’s Choir at the Cathedral of St. Paul in the late 1960s.

He earned both a Bachelor's degree in Music Theory and Composition and a Master’s in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire in Durham.

For over thirty years, Michael has worked in music education in both MA and NH and directed music ministries for several churches in Manchester. He also served as Director of Music Ministries for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester.

His compositions for the pipe organ have been published by several music publishers and he has performed numerous recitals throughout the New England region.

He currently resides in Nashua where he serves as an adjunct professor of music at Rivier University.