Our Team

Get to know your church leaders and staff.

I am passionate about sharing the Good News of God’s transformative love with everyone I come in contact with, especially people with their backs against the wall. I earned my undergraduate degree from Emmanuel College and masters degrees in social work and theology from Boston College School of Social Work and Boston University School of Theology. The relationships and friendships I developed as a social worker, working with individuals, families, and communities coping with daily stress, profoundly influenced my call to serve a local church. Since my ordination, I have served local churches in Hingham, Weymouth, Sandwich, and Hyannis. I also served as a hospital chaplain. I came to the good people of FCC Wareham in 2020 during the Pandemic, and I am blessed and inspired by their love, wisdom, and commitment to the community. Together, we show up daily to listen to the still-speaking voice of God calling us to make God’s love and justice real in all the places where we live, work, and play. I am a devoted wife and a proud parent of one son claiming his place in the world. When I’m not teaching, preaching, or leading, I enjoy traveling, especially pilgrimages, cooking, reading mystery novels, and spending time with family. In the community, I serve on the boards of Cape Cod Council of Churches, Latinix-in-Action, and the Massachusetts Woman’s Home Missionary Union. Please visit for Sunday worship, events, or for no particular reason. You are always welcome here. Reach me at fccwarehampastor@gmail.com or www.linkedin.com/in/revphilomenahare

AnnMarie is the first point of contact for anyone who calls or comes to the church. She handles all the administrative duties of the church with grace and charm, serving as the liaison for the pastor, other staff, committee chairs, and members.

Susan comes to the Next to New Thrift Shop from a partnership with the Senior Community Service Employment Program in New Bedford. Her work history and love of fashion formed a perfect union with the Thrift Shop. “Serving the community is a bonus. Therefore, I love what I do!”

With his friendly demeanor and easygoing manner, Dave is delightful to have on staff, ensuring the properties are cleaned and running smoothly. Dave’s other gifts include landscaping and singing.

Dennis Teves, Moderator
Richard Cotton, Assistant Moderator
Stephen Chanona, Treasurer
Susan Ryan, Assistant Treasurer
Dawn Reilly, Clerk
Nancy MacNeil, Trustees Chair
Christine Markola, Deacons Chair
Cassie Matheson, Mission & Outreach Chair