Nancy Hyde has been a member of First Parish for twenty-five years and has lived in Westwood for thirty-four years. Nancy has degrees from Brown University and The Wharton School.
Rev. JT Hills is excited to begin ministry here in Westwood! New to the Southern New England Conference, he has served churches in California, Indiana, and Michigan. Born in Nebraska and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, he is a graduate of Doane University and Pacific School of Religion. Though he comes from a family of pastors, he took time discerning a call to ministry. Now immersed in spiritual leadership, he is eager to be a part of creating the church of the future.
In his spare time, JT enjoys watching movies, playing games, resting at the beach, cheering for his favorite sports teams, and heading out on an adventurous road trip. He does it all with his family: wife Kelse, son Jay, and daughter Quorra.
Dr. Sarah Tocco
Dr. Sarah Tocco is Music Director at First Parish. In addition to being a faculty member at Winchester Community Music School and former director of the school's Summer Chamber Music Festival.
Dr. Tocco has been a guest lecturer at UMass Lowell and Northeastern University, as well as a regular lecturer at Brookline Adult Community Education.
Sarah holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Boston University.