Staff and Leadership

Rev. Rachel Fisher

Pastor Rachel has served at Aldersgate since 2002.  She balances her ministry at Aldersgate with caring for her four school-aged children.  Her husband, Sam, joins her as a co-worker and partner in both of these high callings.  Pastor Rachel serves in a number of New England UMC leadership groups including as Co-Chair of the New England Conference Board of Ordained Ministry.

Music Director

We are currently receiving applications for a part-time (8+ hrs) Music Director with strong piano proficiency to lead our wonderful Praise Band among other responsibilities.  See more here, and Contact Us with your interest!


Rebecca Weston, Nursery Care

Rebecca is the smiling face that greets the little ones every Sunday morning in Aldersgate’s lovely children’s space.

Ministry Area Leaders

Lay Leaders – De Keimach, Bonnie Spicer
Administrative Board Chairs – Rob Lynch, Beth Connors
Trustees Chairs – Dave Shedd, Adam Palmer
Finance Chair – Eric Evans
Staff Parish Relations Committee Chair – Lynde Weston
Missions Chair – Sam Fisher
Worship Chair – De Keimach
Youth Group and Christian Ed – Elaine Tanner
Breakfast Coordinators – Kevin Spicer and Robb Wilkinson

Statement of Inclusion:

“We, the faith community at Aldersgate United Methodist Church of North Reading, MA, affirm that every person is made in the image of God. We welcome all people to be full members of our community without condition, but only with a desire to deepen their relationship with their Creator as revealed in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are grieved that the teaching of the church generally, and of the United Methodist Church particularly, has helped to foster and perpetuate a climate that does harm to our brothers and sisters who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, inquiring, asexual and all others. We commit to doing our part, in prayer and in action, to work for the day when all people are loved, completely and graciously, as God loves us.” As a practical step upon arriving at this Statement, Aldersgate is proud to be a part of the Welcoming Faiths Network, coalition of LGBTQ welcoming congregations of faith promoting equality and inclusivity within our greater communities.”