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 this 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 email@example.com.
Mary Ann Fleming
Organist and Choir Director
Handbell Choir Director
Sunday School Coordinator
Mary Ann Fleming is the organist, directs the Junior and Senior Choirs, and has produced 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 reach her by contacting the church office.
Carele Mayer directs the Union Tower Ringers, our bell choir. You can reach her by contacting the church office.
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, and learning random facts about almost anything. You can reach her by contacting the church office.
Dan Millbauer is an avid amateur photographer, not officially on church staff but responsible for many of the pictures on our website, bulletin boards, publications, and social media feeds. After earning a degree in Mass Communication Studies from Iona College, he was a U.S. Army broadcast journalist, a radio newscaster/announcer and a public school teacher before landing in the front office of the MacDowell artist residency program in Peterborough. His photos have appeared in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript and the Keene Sentinel, in the 2017 group exhibit the Monadnock Photography Project, and a few have even won some contests here and there.
Rick Tracy is our sexton.