The Reverend Dr. Robert Marrone was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania before moving to Merrimack, New Hampshire, where he finished high school. In 1982, Bob moved to Keene to attend Keene State College, where he studied art. It was there that he met his wife, Jodi, and they settled down and started a family. With their four children — Lindseigh, Giovanna, Ben, and Joe — they lived in Winchester for many years.

In 2000, Bob answered God’s call to ministry and enrolled at Andover Newton Theological School, where he earned his M. Div. Bob was called to be the pastor of the First Church of Monson, Massachusetts, where he served for 11 years. It was during that time that Bob returned to Andover Newton to pursue his Doctor of Ministry degree, graduating in 2013. The focus of his doctoral work was the way worship is enhanced by what we see. This fit in with one of Bob’s other loves — art. Bob is an active artist working in various media. You can reach Bob at

Mary Ann Fleming is the organist, directs the Junior and Senior Choirs, and produces a summer theater camp for children. She graduated from Colby-Sawyer College, where she studied piano and organ performance, and has accompanied a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles, as well as theater productions  in the New England area for over 40 years. Mary Ann currently serves as the Dean of the Monadnock Chapter – American Guild of Organists and accompanies the Norway Pond Festival Singers and Junior Minstrels in Hancock.  Her creative spirit gets people of all ages involved in a variety of activities from singing to game shows! You can contact Mary Ann by leaving a message with the church office at

Carele Mayer directs the Union Tower Ringers, our bell choir. You can contact Carele by leaving a message with the church office at

Emily Foote is our Church School Coordinator. A recent graduate of Rivier University in Nashua, NH, Emily studied Secondary Education with a focus on English literature. She has been a long time member of the church, began helping with teaching Sunday School after confirmation, and has begun more recently to serve as the Church School Coordinator. She lives with two cats and a dog, and teaches English at Salem High School. Emily enjoys reading, helping with the church’s youth Summer Theater Camp every year, and learning random facts about almost anything. Her email address is

Martha Carlson-Bradley is the church’s administrative assistant. She has lived in nearby Hillsborough since 1989. She served as administrative assistant, membership director, and publications director at the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and has many years of experience as a freelance editor. You can reach Martha through the church’s email at

Rick Tracy is our sexton.