The pastoral Team
Leadership at New Roads includes staff and parishioners. In addition to the staff members below, we are grateful to have several parishioners serving in leadership roles on our Collaborative Pastoral Council and our Finance Councils. Interested in joining our team? New Roads is hiring. Check out our open positions.
Charlie Bates, Coordinator of Student Ministry
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Hometown: Hoboken, NJ
Favorite hobby: Country music (listening, singing, dancing)
Favorite Scripture passage: "Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the sake of the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God." Hebrews 12:1-2
Favorite meal: Slice of pizza at Benny Tudino's in Hoboken
What do you love most about working in the Church? Being part of the transformation of a parish into a community of disciples.
Matt Ellenberger, Worship Leader
Favorite hobby: Disc golf
Favorite Scripture passage: I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing. John 15:5
What do you love most about working in the Church? Seeing the people of God become all that they can be.
Lou Fabrizio, Finance and Operations Manager
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Hometown: Watertown, MA
Favorite hobby: Playing golf with my 3 sons
Favorite Scripture passage: Matthew 6:25-34
Favorite meal: Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic, and anchovies
What do you love most about working in the Church? The opportunity to use my knowledge and skills to assist the collaborative in implementing a successful pastoral plan, a plan that will ultimately ensure the long-term viability of St. Joseph and St. Luke parishes.
Grace Murphy, Children's Ministry Coordinator
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Hometown: Natick, MA
Favorite hobby: Making music and cooking
Favorite Scripture passage: Micah 6:8: "You have been told, O mortal what is good, and what the Lord requires of you: Only to do justice, and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with your God."
Favorite meal: Cemitas and tortas (Mexican sandwiches) or grilled salmon
What do you love most about working in the Church? 1. Hearing how God is working in people's lives.
2. Getting to watch the amazing gifts God has given people shine!
Fr. Thom Mahoney, Pastor
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Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Favorite hobby: Skiing, especially with my family
Favorite Scripture passage: 1 Peter 5:7: “Cast all your worries upon him because he cares for you.”
Favorite meal: Anything I’m invited to share at YOUR house, except maybe beets and peas!
What do you love most about working in the Church? The privilege of being welcomed into the most meaningful part of the lives of God’s people.
Sr. Kathleen Moran, CSJ, Associate Minister
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Hometown: Boston, MA
Favorite hobby: Reading and hiking
Favorite Scripture passage: Ephesians 3:14-21: "...Now to him who is able to accomplish far more than all we ask or imagine, by the power at work within us..."
Favorite meal: Healthy: haddock; less healthy: roast beef
What do you love most about working in the Church? Being in relationship with people and experiencing God through them.
Kathy O’Leary, Creative Director
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Hometown: Sudbury, MA
Favorite hobby: Cooking with my husband
Favorite Scripture passage: Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know well the plans I have in mind for you...plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
Favorite meal: Thanksgiving dinner. And popcorn!
What do you love most about working in the Church? Being part of the incredible mission of growing God’s kingdom; working with a team that is courageous, driven, and inspiring.
Denise Ryan, Music Minister
Hometown: Cambridge, MA
Favorite hobby: Cooking and gardening
Favorite Scripture passage: Too hard to narrow down--here is one in the top 10! Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.”
Favorite meal: Turkey dinner or Lobstah!
What do you love most about working in the Church? Helping the assembly worship and pray--especially the Psalms.
Todd Theriault, Worship Team Member
Hometown: Camden, Maine
Favorite hobby: Piano, music, hiking and sailing in and around the midcoast of Maine, Penobscot Bay, and up and around Acadia, Mount Desert Island. Also, I LOVE the Rubik’s Cube.
Favorite Scripture passage: Psalm 150
Favorite meal: My homemade chicken dumpling stew, an old French, northern Maine, Acadian recipe, passed down from my mom and dad.
What do you love most about working in the Church? I LOVE working with my talented cantors in producing meaningful and beautiful liturgies.