Rev. Wendy Bell
Interim Minister

The Rev. Wendy L. Bell received her Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 1997 and was ordained jointly by the First Church in Jamaica Plain and the First Parish in Chelmsford in 2000. She served as the Interim Minister of the First UU Society of Rockport, MA, before being called to the … Continued

Religious Education

Irene Praeger
Director of Religious Education

I Irene Praeger brings a wealth of experience to this position. Before joining the staff at the First Parish in Malden, Irene served four Unitarian Universalist congregations in the New England area. She began her career by teaching church school when her now grown children were in preschool. She has a background in Human Resources and … Continued


Miranda Lennox
Director of Music

Miranda Lennox has been singing in church on Sundays as long as she can remember, and started serving First Parish as music director in September 2015. Since becoming a Unitarian Universalist in 2006, Miranda has been artistically involved in several congregations all over the northeast. She is thrilled each week for the opportunity to combine her passions for … Continued


Wayne MacKay
Facilities Manager

Wayne cleans up, fixes everything, and generally keeps the First Parish running. In addition to his work at First Parish, he is a local contractor.