Senior Pastor
The Rev. Peter Johnston

The Reverend Peter Johnston was called to Hanover as Senior Pastor in November, 2021.  Rev. Johnston was the senior pastor of the First Church of Monson Congregational UCC.   He received his Master's of Divinity from Boston University School of Theology and was ordained in 2019.   He lives in Hanover with his partner Michael and their dog Deacon.


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Chad Weirick

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Chad is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music (composition) and currently lives with his partner David in the Boston area. At the age of 15, Chad graduated high school and went on to become the Organist at Radio City Music Hall, for which he gained a listing in 'Ripley's Believe it or Not!' He also played piano for many different Broadway shows and directed many theater groups before finally moving to Boston to attend school. In addition to being the Minister of Music, he currently is the Assistant Musical Director and Principal Accompanist for the Boston Gay Men's Chorus and also works in the choral department at Wellesley High School. Many groups and artists have recorded/performed his arrangements including the Boston Pops.


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Office Administrator
Susan Vetterlein

Susan is responsible for arranging all building rentals, doing the weekly worship bulletin and running the church office.  Susan is an active member of The First Congregational Church in Plympton, and is a graduate of Gordon College. She began serving the church in November 2013.


Karen Tripp

Church Sexton Karen is responsible for cleaning and maintaining our buildings. She began serving the church in May 2018.  Karen retired from Milton Hospital as a medical technologist.  Karen is a member of the church, serves on the Diaconate, and is past chair of the Outreach and Mission Team. 


Carol GillisTreasurer
Carol Gillis

Carol supports the finance committee in the management of the Church's finances. She works at Arbella Insurance as a senior research analyst and is a graduate of Boston College.