Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Hebrews 13:7-8

Meet our Staff:

  • Pastor Joseph Young

    Lead pastor



    Pastor Lorrie joined the staff in 2008. Lorrie received her M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary as well as a B.S. in Chemistry from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Brandeis University. She has been a chemistry professor at Salem State College since 1990. Lorrie and her husband Keith have two grown daughters, and they live in Middleton, MA.

  • Dr. Kellie S. Tropeano

    Director of Music and Worship Arts Ministries

    Visit our Music page, here.

  • mr. noah thomas 

    director of youth ministries 


    director of children's ministries

    Jessica has been serving as the Director of Children's Ministries since May 2012. She previously worked as a teacher in the Hamilton-Wenham and Beverly school systems. In 2004 she graduated from Gordon College with degrees in Special Education, Elementary Education, and political studies. She has also taken master's courses in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Jessica lives in Hamilton with her husband Michael, and their four children. Visit our Children's page, here.

  • MRS. sylvia peterson

    Director of senior adult ministries (sAM)

    Visit our SAM page, here.



    Michelle has been the office manager at First Baptist Church for 2 years. Prior to that she worked as an office manager for her husband's company. She graduated from the University of Lowell (UMASS Lowell) in 1985 with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering. She also owns and manages a small jewelry company. Michelle has two grown daughters and lives in Reading.