The Rev. Dr. Thom Christian, Interim Senior Pastor


Following a 23-year career in the Air Force as a Director of Law Enforcement and Security, Pastor Thom entered the pastorate. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology, a Master's in Ministry and Counseling, and a Doctorate in Ministry -- but what he loves most of all is being a pastor. Thom is married to his best friend, Sue, and has three children: Ty, a Leiutenant Colonel in the Air Force, currently stationed in Japan; Micah, a Deputy Sheriff in Barnstable County; and Meg, a Security Analyst and Program Scheduler in Washington, DC.

In his free time, Pastor Thom enjoys hiking, kayaking, golf, and simply doing anything outdoors.


The Reverend Mark E. Bruce, Associate Pastor


Pastor Mark is a graduate of Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, ME, and in 2010 was called to serve as the Associate Pastor of First Congregational Church of Yarmouth MA.  Prior to FCC Yarmouth, he served as Senior Pastor of First Congregational Church, Nantucket, MA; Carmel Congregational Church, Carmel, ME; and East Orrington Congregational Church, Orrington, ME.
Currently, Pastor Mark resides with Pamela, his wife of 39 years in E. Sandwich, MA with their Golden Retriever, Riley. They have two married daughters, Meaghan Jo of Long Island, NY and Briana Jo of E. Sandwich, MA.

Pastor Mark enjoys fishing the waters of Buzzards Bay and the Cape Cod Canal. When fishing is not an option, he can be found at local yard sales looking for old toys and adding to his collection of toy marbles.

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Dearest Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.

June Davidson, Organist


June has been an organist at the First Congregational Church of Yarmouth since the late 1970s.  Growing up in Braintree, music was a very important part of her life.  She took piano lessons for nine years, sang in the school chorus, and sometimes accompanied the chorus.  In her mid-teens, June became a member of the senior choir at the First Congregational Church of Braintree.  It was at church she was introduced to the organ.  She took four years of lessons at First Church Braintree while attending Boston University.  In 1964 she took a break from the organ to marry and start a family on Cape Cod.  At First Church Yarmouth, she once again started organ lessons and to this day still takes lessons.

June is married to Dan Davidson, retired Minister of Visitation at First Church.  They have two daughters, three granddaughters, and one grandson.  She loves baking, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Her favorite scripture is 1 Corinthians 13:13 – “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”

Melodi Southworth, Choir Director


A fifth generation Cape Codder, Melodi developed a love for singing as a young woman after just one rehearsal with a choir.  She attended the University of Massachusetts and Cape Cod Community College, earning a degree as a registered nurse.  

Passionate throughout the years about choral repertoire, Melodi has acted as a soloist/section leader in many local churches.  She has sung extensively in community choruses and was the director of the children’s choir at the Orleans Federated Church.  She is currently the music director of the 85-voice Mid Cape Chorus in addition to serving as choir director here at First Church.  Melodi has been with the church since 2002.

Melodi is the mother of three grown sons and the grandmother of four.  Her interests include animals of all kinds, literature, and gardening.  She lives in Brewster together with her two cats and two labs.

Her favorite biblical passage is Solomon 2:10-12“Arise and come away for behold, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth and the time for singing has come."

Dianne Lyons, Administrator


Dianne joined us in 2017 as our Administrator. Formerly of Wilbraham, MA, Dianne served as Church Administrator for the First Church of Monson, Congregational/UCC, for six years; worked as Public Relations Coordinator for Wilbraham United Church; and founded that church’s very successful Thrift Shop. Dianne has also worked as a freelance writer/photographer for the Springfield Republican and has authored two books.

Dianne has two grown children: Kristina, an aspiring screenwriter in Los Angeles, and Scott, a Certified Financial Planner/Trainer in Lakewood Ranch, FL; a beautiful and talented daugher-in-law, and two delightful grandchildren. Dianne, her sweetheart Bill, and their aptly named cat Sassy are living the Cape Cod dream in Yarmouth Port.

Matthew 17:20: Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”



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