Meet Our Staff


We are awaiting the selection of an interim minister--stay tuned!

Thomas B. Dawkins, Music Director

Thomas has been providing music for our worship services since 2008.  Thomas directs the church’s adult choir and provides accompaniment for the Cherub Choir.  He is an accomplished pianist, vocalist, bassoonist, and oboist, and can play pretty much every instrument you hand to him.  Thomas is a graduate of Brandeis University and, as a vocalist, a member of both Handel and Haydn Society and Boston Baroque.

More information on Thomas can be found on his website,

Susan Buck, Office Administrator

Susan Buck has been running the church office since 2000 and was the first to take the job as "administrator".  She is generally in the office from 9-3, Monday thru Friday.  Susan is the go-to person for Sunday Bulletins, e-newsletters, and use of the church building by both our church members and outside groups.   Hers is the voice on the other end of the phone when you call the church office, whether to add a name to the prayer list or ask more about a particular area of church life.

Email Susan at

John Cavanaugh, Sexton

John Cavanaugh joined the staff as our sexton in 2005.  He cleans and maintains our wonderful building and magically appears after special services and events to make sure we’re looking our best for the next round of activities.  John and his family are longtime residents of Harvard.