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 members are 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.
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The Standing Committee, composed of eleven members including the Clerk and the Treasurer, is elected by the First Parish congregation and responsible for strategic visioning and the conduct of its business affairs.
Members At Large
|Gib Metcalf, Chair|
|Virginia Taylor, Vice Chair|
|Caroline Washburn Minkin|
|Jennifer Izzo, Clerk|
|Leah Russell, Treasurer|
|Tom Wilson, Moderator|
The Standing Committee meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Meetings take place either at First Parish or via Zoom. Members of First Parish are invited to attend.