St. Michael’s leadership consists of a Rector and Associate Deacon who are primarily responsible for worship, pastoral care, and Christian formation and a Vestry, the formal lay leadership of the parish.
Hall Kirkham was called to be Rector in March 2012.
Rector: The Rev. Hall Kirkham
Associate Deacon: The Rev. Jennifer G. Daly
Seminarian: Jennifer McCracken
Director of Christian Education: Marilyn Cheney
Parish Secretary: Nanette Diaute
Sexton: Dennis Mackler
Youth Together Coordinator: Kathy O’Donoghue
Music Director: Frank Van Atta
Wardens & Vestry
Officer: Martha Cotton, Senior Wardern
Officer: Paul Needham, Junior Warden
Clerk: Lorna Martin
Treasurer: Peter Millington
Martha Cotton, Senior Warden
Martha has been a member of St. Michael’s since 2003. Currently serving as Senior Warden, she facilitates the Property Committee and chairs the Education Commission and is a member of Worship and Stewardship Commission. She has served as head of the Altar Guild, coordinator of Epiphany School meal volunteers, Outreach Commission, Auction Committee, the Rector Search Committee and vestry(2008-2011). Martha taught for 38 years in the Boston Public School System. She is currently retired, but remains active in education. She is an executive board member of the Boston Retired Teachers Chapter. She is State President of Delta Kappa Gamma International, a society for key women educators. She lives in Milton with her husband Matthew and Chocolate L,ab Georgia. They have two adult children JP and Elizabeth.
Paul Needham, Junior Warden
Lorna Martin, Clerk
Lorna joined St. Michael’s in 1998; she has taught in the Church School for several years, serves as a member of the Education Commission, and was a member of the Vestry before becoming Clerk. Lorna is Director of Marketing for BSC Group, a Boston-based engineering consulting firm. She and her husband Josh live in Canton with their children Abigail and Benjamin.
Peter Millington, Treasurer
Ken Conklin, Vestry
George Corbett, Vestry
George became a member of St. Michael’s in 1989. He has been a member of the choir since then, and served for several years on the Mission Giving committee. He recently retired from his job as a computer engineer. He lives with his wife Céline in Milton. Their son David recently graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in computer science; their daughter Yvonne is entering her third year at Boston University majoring in film. George also has a daughter and two grandchildren living in France, and a son and granddaughter living in California.
Juliana Duff, Vestry
Tom Frongillo, Vestry
Bob Hamblet, Vestry
Bob has been a member of St. Michael’s since 2004. He has volunteered in the nursery, in the Sunday school, and with the Youth Group. He is the middle school head at Boston College High School. Bob’s wife, Kate, has served on the St. Michael’s the vestry, on the Parish Life commission, and in the Sunday school. She teaches at Milton Academy. They live in Milton with their three children.
Mary Riffe Hiss, Vestry
Liz Iacobucci, Vestry
Norman James, Vestry
Norman has been a member of St. Michael’s since 1981. He grew up in St. Louis, as did his wife Leslie. He has been active in St. Michael’s affairs over the decades on various committees and commissions, both within the parish and on a diocesan level. He lectors on a regular basis, preferring First Reading Old Testament stuff. Outside the church, he and Leslie operate a tour guide business in Boston. Norman also is a certified addiction counselor, working currently with Phoenix House in Quincy.
Jamie McKnight, Vestry
Jamie McKnight has been a member of St. Michael’s for over 15 years and began serving on the vestry in April of 2015. At St. Michael’s he has been most involved as the Coordinator of the Monday Lunch Program that serves lunch to the homeless and working poor at St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown Boston on the first Monday of every month. He has also served on the Nominating Committee and been a co-host of the Annual Auction. Jamie is a professor at Boston University School of Medicine. Jamie and his wife Natalie, the Dean of the College of General Studies at Boston University and a former vestry member, have two daughters, Emily and Annie. They live in Milton.
Christine “Kricket” Seidman, Vestry
Kricket has been a member of St Michael’s since 1992. Since then she has been a Church School teacher (4-6th grade), confirmand guide, soup kitchen shopper, and previously served on the Vestry. Kricket is a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and with her husband Jonathan she directs a biomedical research laboratory at Harvard Medical School. The Seidmans have three adult children and live in Milton.
Stephen Weld, Vestry
Stephen is a lifelong Milton resident, and a longtime parishioner at St. Michael’s, confirmed at the church “way back when”. He serves on the Stewardship and Worship Commissions, and sings in the choir. The presence of St Michael’s, where he and his wife Linda were married, and where daughter Ruth was christened and confirmed, continues to be an essential part of his life.