The Pastor, Rev. Margaret Lewis
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.
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).