Reverend Dr. Paul Shupe, Senior Minister | ext. 204

Sunday, Monday – Thursday, 9am-3pm

Paul Shupe has been the Senior Minister of Hancock UCC since the summer of 2009.  With nearly three decades of experience, he brings to Hancock a passion for preaching and worship, for teaching and mentoring, and for leadership and service to others.  During his tenure the congregation has completed a major building renovation providing full access to all, and, in partnership with Andover Newton Theological School, has created a new Cooperative Master of Divinity Program to change the way ministers are educated for service in the church.  He walks through life with MaryAnn, his wife of more than 30 years, who is an artist and crafts maker.  They have two adult sons: Nate, a DJ and musician in Portland, Maine, and Sam, a graduate student at Boston University.  Paul watches, thinks, and reads about the Boston Red Sox every day, and also enjoys reading, biking and listening to music.

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Barbara Callaghan

Barbara Callaghan, Minister | ext. 205
Mon-Thu, 9am-3pm
Rev. Barbara Lea Callaghan is the Second Minister at Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA and a licensed psychotherapist. Barbara is passionate about building communities of depth and love that are engaged in liberative social transformation through the power and grace of God. Barbara is a runner, cyclist, hiker, writer and general lover of life. When Barbara is not working she can be found outside exploring near and far with her wife Kate, their daughter Eliza, and dog Cuzco. 
Previously, Barbara has served as a campus minister while in a different denomination after college.  For ten years as a licensed therapist she directed a counseling center that she established.  Upon discovering the UCC, she attended Union Theological Seminary, graduating in 2013.

Mark Morgan

Mark Morgan | ext. 212

Meetings by appointment until October 2015

Director of Music Mark Morgan joined the Hancock staff in June of 2009. He has served 6 different churches in 5 different states over the course of his over 25 year career in church music. Mark firmly believes in the integration of music with the rest of the worship in order to create a unified, uplifting worship experience. Mark is the Director of the Chancel Choir, the Hancock Choristers, and the River Rock Band. With a keen interest in children and education, he encourages persons of all ages to share their musical gifts with the congregation. A professional singer, conductor, teacher, and composer, Mark is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of New England Light Opera and sings with various area groups. A native of Wisconsin, Mark is a graduate of Macalester College and the Eastman School of Music. He lives in Melrose with his wife Amy and son Owen.

For more on Mark’s professional activities, visit

Marilyn Becker

Marilyn Becker

Marily Becker, Associate Director of Music, Organist


Marilyn Becker became the Associate Director of Music in 2009 after serving for a year as Interim Director of Music. She has served as a professional church musician since her first job as a paid chorister in college. She brings a love of music and teaching to all her work at Hancock.

With a background in conducting, organ & piano, and accompanying she is a versatile member of the music staff. Her responsibilities at Hancock include directing the Hancock Carillon and playing the organ. Marilyn is a graduate of New England Conservatory of Music and Westminster Choir College.

Nancy Rottman

Nancy Rottman

Nancy Rottman, Congregational Care Coordinator

Sunday, Tuesday

After 2 years of student ministry here at Hancock, Nancy returns this year as Congregational Care Coordinator.  She is in the last year of the Master of Divinity program at Andover Newton Theological School, anticipating graduating in May of 2016. She is a Member in Discernment with the Hillsborough Association of the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC, and serves the wider church as Co-Moderator of the UCC Member-in-Discernment Network on Facebook, a ministry that includes collaborating with members of the national staff of the United Church of Christ on how we can best support those pursuing authorized ministry in our denomination.

Nancy began her professional life as an Air Force OB nurse, stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB, in Dayton, Ohio, where she met and married her husband, Mike.  Their three children, Kevin, Megan, and Colleen are now grown and all still in the area which is a blessing.

For the last two years Nancy has been a Dean at Horton Center, the UCC summer camp of the NH Conference of the UCC, planning and leading a week of camp for middle school aged campers.  She previously coordinated the mission trip ministry at her home church, First Church Nashua, UCC.  Nancy believes that both outdoor ministries and mission tripping provide opportunities for breaking down the barriers that separate us and allowing us to hear each other’s stories.  Both also give us direct contact with the awe and wonder that is God’s creation and inspire us to care more deeply for it.

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Andrew Harris

Andrew Harris, Student Minister 

Sunday, Tuesday

Andrew started as a student minister at Hancock in September 2014. He was awarded the inaugural Hancock Lilly Fellowship to participate in a cooperative education program with Andover-Newton Theological Seminary. This pilot program joins academic and practical theological study with hands-on ministry experience, which allows the student to integrate and apply their theological education and pastoral ministry training within the context of a healthy church community.

Previously, Andrew was the Youth Coordinator at South Church in Andover, MA. While working there, he led mission trips to South Carolina, coordinated a community service based summer camp, helped teach the confirmation class, and ran the middle school and high school youth groups.

He graduated from Hofstra University in 2012 with a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. After graduation he hiked 1,200 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Massachusetts to Tennessee where he met interesting people and saw interesting things. He currently lives in Beverly with his girlfriend, and they have a cat named Peach. He enjoys playing music with his brothers, reading, writing, and watching football.

David Clark

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David C. Clark, Student Minister

Sunday, Tuesday

David is a native of the beautiful state of Maine and has just completed his first year at Andover Newton Theological School. He is a third generation MDiv on his father’s side and is excited to pursue a life in ministry. His spiritual life began as a child at the UCC summer camp, Pilgrim Lodge where he counseled, volunteered, and for the past four years served as the assistant director. He’s worked in residential student life at his alma mater the University of South Maine, as a youth counselor with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England, and taught in many environments such as churches, adult eds, and at the college level. He’s thrilled to be a newly accepted member to the Hancock team and cannot wait to begin in the fall.

David Price

David Price

David Price, City Mission Society Seminarian in the City


Min. David D. Price hails from the sunny coasts of Los Angeles, CA. In 2014, he graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Arts in Government and a double minor in Theology and African American studies.  Currently, he is pursing as Masters of Divinity Harvard Divinity School. Min. Price was raised in the Baptist church and enjoys bridging communities across racial, socio-economic, and political lines by spreading the love of Jesus Christ.

 Office Administrator
| ext. 202

Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm

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Sarah Burns

Sarah Burns, Administrative Assistant | ext 201

Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm

Sarah has joined Hancock as the administrative assistant this January.  She recently obtained her BFA in Illustration from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, and loves making comics, embroidery, and collage.  In her spare time, she collects ugly sweaters and curls up with her two pups, Chewie and Pepper.  She also likes to dye her hair as often as possible, but is sticking with pink for right now.  More than anything, though, Sarah is excited to become a member of the Hancock community. 

Kim Gladstone

Kim Gladstone

Kim Gladstone, Financial Administrator | ext. 206

Monday and Tuesday, 8:30am-3pm and by appointment

Kim Gladstone became Hancock’s financial administrator in 2012.  She brings with her over 25 years of financial experience, ranging from Portfolio Manager at an investment bank to managing the finances for several area nonprofits.  Kim’s undergraduate degree is from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she majored in biology and was premed.  In 1987 she received her MBA in Finance from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.  When she’s not working on spreadsheets, Kim enjoys travelling, taking exercise classes and playing classical pieces on the piano.  Kim lives in Winchester with her husband, Steven, her son, Cole, her beautiful golden retriever, Fiona, and MeToo, the coolest cat in the world.

John Carroll

John Carroll

John Carroll, Building Caretaker | ext. 211

Sunday – Thursday, 7:30am-12pm (hours subject to change)