A native of Pennsylvania, Josh grew up on his parent’s farm in Mohrsville, PA along with his older brother, James. He graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 2012 with a degree in Mathematics. With his call to ministry being nurtured by his home congregation (Salem Belleman's Church in Mohrsville), he went on to graduate from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2015. Josh has served as a Stated-Supply Pastor in Lenhartsville, PA, as a Pastoral Resident in Wellesley, MA, and most recently as the Pastor of the Congregational Church in Wiscasset, Maine. He began serving First Church in Worcester in April 2022. Josh and his husband, Mason, live in the church parsonage with their dog, Hero, and cat, Pumpkin.
Shelly began working with First Church in the fall of 2021. She was born in North Carolina, but has called many places home throughout her life. She attended Bay Path University in Longmeadow, MA and currently resides in Spencer, MA with her son, Joey. Shelly is artistic, crafty, and loves making chocolate for different occasions!
Scott has served faithfully as our Minister of Music for 25 years and we are so fortunate to have him as part of our leadership team!