Our Elected Leaders
The congregation of First Parish in Concord governs itself democratically. Usually one Annual Meeting a year in June suffices to elect officers, pass a budget for the following year, and decide matters of importance. More about governance.
Month-to-month governance of the congregation falls to the elected Standing Committee working in collaboration with the Senior Minister. The Standing Committee has nine members plus the Clerk and Treasurer, and is elected for three-year terms, with the possibility of serving two terms. The Standing Committee internally elects its Chair.
All members of the Standing Committee have liaison duties to various committees of the church. Additionally, the Standing Committee supervises the Senior Minister and evaluates his or her work each year. The Standing Committee also evaluates its own work, with input from the Senior Minister.
Standing Committee Members 2016-2017:
Kristin Haddad, Chair
Peter Nobile, Clerk
Mark Russell Prior
Toby Smith Ropeik
Tom Wilson, Treasurer
Trustees of Parish Donations
Major assets of the First Parish in Concord are managed by the Trustees of Parish Donations. This elected group of five members meets seven or eight times a year to monitor the church’s endowment investments, property other than the meeting house, and other assets. Trustees are elected for five-year terms and may serve a maximum of two terms. Both the First Parish Treasurer and the Director of Operations normally attend the Trustees’ meetings.
Trustees of Parish Donations 2015-2016
Tim Jacoby, Chair