Mary grew up in Boston, in a strong Irish Catholic family, and Dick grew up in Saco, Maine. Mary and Dick have three children each. After the passing of Dick’s wife, they were attending ballroom dancing classes at Messiah’s dance studio ministry called SonDance when their relationship was kindled during the Rumba lesson and they were married soon after that! Being newly married at this age has brought us such joy. “The best part of marriage is the compatibility and company and we like a lot of the same things like cooking, reading and just being together. We had been serving others for so long that we think God wanted to bless each of us with a special someone who would serve us while we continued to serve others.”
Coming to Messiah in 1989, Mary says, “I have loved every aspect of our church history together and have seen God do amazing things over the 30 plus years. My goal is to make sure that everyone who enters our church doors feels welcome. This church has been a place of tremendous spiritual growth<br> on the grace and knowledge of Jesus, fellowship and service. And now with Dick at my side, we are exploring together in new ways, what Jesus has for us.