Ministry & Programs

Robert W. McKetchnie
Minister

The Reverend Robert W. McKetchnie has served as Minister at First Parish in Cohasset since August of 2016. In April of 2018 he was called by a unanimous vote of the congregation and in a service on September 30, 2018 he was installed as the 20th settled minister since Nehemiah Hobart in 1721.

Reverend Bob, as we all know him here, was born in the Bronx, New York, but his family moved to Jamaica Plain in Boston when he was ten months old. He is the seventh of eleven children. Bob received a Bachelor of Science and Art in business management at Northeastern University and a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in 2000. He has been serving churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island for eighteen years, first as a settled minister Medfield for ten year and then as interim minister in East Greenwich, RI, and Attleboro and Fair Haven, MA.

Donna Shecrallah, Director of Religious Education.

Donna Shecrallah is our Director of Religious Education. In that role she works closely with the Religious Education Committee to develop and implement the religious education programs offered at First Parish.
Donna comes to us with a strong background in RE, having met recently been Director of Religious Education at First Parish in Scituate. Along with RE teachings, Donna taught OWL and introduced the coming of age program.

Luca Antonucci, Music Director and Organist


Luca Antonucci is a graduate of Amherst College with a Masters in Music degree from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. He teaches music at the Brimmer and May School in Chestnut Hill and has served as Assistant Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony and as the Music Director and Conductor of the Pioneer Valley Symphony Youth Orchestra.
As Music Director, Luca is responsible for all aspects of music at First Parish, including developing music for Sunday services and leading the Adult, Bell and Children’s Choirs.
Luca can be reached at music@firstparishcohasset.org

Administration & Operations

Sandy Bailey and Andrea Walker, Parish Administrators

Sandy and Andrea, or “Sandrea” as they have become known to us, perform secretarial and administrative tasks and anything else needed to keep the church office and the Parish running smoothly. They also provide administrative support for our Carriage House Nursery School.

Tom Wright, Sexton

Tom Wright is our sexton, who goes about his work quietly and efficiently and almost unseen. He is very flexible about accommodating the needs of the nursery school and the the church as various events come and go during the year.