Our Staff

Rev. Dr. W. David Thomas - Pastor

David Thomas at KFCCDavid has celebrated over 40 years since his ordination and has advanced degrees from Southern Baptist and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries.  He has pastored two churches, preached at many retreats and conferences in the northeast, and assisted dozens of churches during pastoral changes.  David has been the Pastor at Kingston FCC since 1997.  In addition to his gifts in preaching and teaching, he has led multiple organizations through internal evaluations, vision and goal setting processes, and strategic planning.  He has been a leader of Noah's Ark Day Care Center, The Pregnancy Care Center (Haverhill, MA), Rotary Club, Sarah's Place Adult Day Health Center, and New England Home for the Deaf among other community organizations. E-Mail David

Lead Pastor Designee - Pastor Josh Armendariz

Starting Mid-November, 2019

Associate Pastor - This position is Open

Currently the Assoc. Pastor position is open at First Congregational Church.  For more than a dozen years the congregation has been supported by two pastors.  One position has largely been focused on pastoral care.  In addition to providing direct biblical and spiritual care and occasionally preaching, this pastor has supported the work of a lay Pastoral Care Team, GriefShare, and Stephen Ministry.  Seminary educated and otherwise qualified individuals ordained (or willing to be ordained) by the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference or a similar association of Christian churches are encouraged to send inquiries to the church office.  Click HERE for more information.

Elaine Prestipino - Director of Ministry Support Services;
Elaine Prestipino at KFCCElaine works in our busy church office as Director of Ministry Support Services and as Financial Administrator where she handles the day to day financial tasks of the church.   In addition to her paid staff positions, Elaine volunteers as a member of the Budget Review Team and is involved in small group Bible study. E-Mail Elaine 

Cindy WellingtonAdministrative Assistant; 

  Cindy is the newest member of the office staff. She helps put together the weekly church publications as well as any other day to day task that needs attention.  In addition to her staff position Cindy, co-chairs A Circle of Christian Women and is involved in small group bible study groups.  E-Mail Cindy

Judy Hunter at KFCCJudy Hunter - Music Director / Organist;
Judy Hunter is the Music Director/Organist at FCC.  She has served the church with excellence in that capacity for more than fifty years.  E-Mail Judy 


Martha Trainor - Director of Children’s Ministries;Martha Trainor at KFCC
Martha Trainor has ten years of experience working with elementary and pre-school aged children.  Her teaching experience includes working at Portsmouth Christian Academy and at a pre-school in Beverly Farms, Ma.   E-Mail Martha


Gwen CiterellaGwen Citarella - Director of Youth Ministries;
Gwen brings to Youth Ministry a deep desire for youth to encounter the love of Jesus Christ and to help them forge a meaningful and lasting connection to his body of believers.  E-Mail Gwen

 Mike Fabello - Sexton;
Mike is responsible for the physical upkeep of the church building including the sanctuary, Rent Fellowship Hall, bathrooms, kitchen and Sunday school rooms. 

Ruth Cranton - Choral Director & Worship Technology Leader:



Geoff Ketcham - 8:45 Worship Leader:

 Dave Spaulding - Newton Worship Leader: