First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Jeneve Joslin - Director of Christian Education
  • Marie Morton - Administrative Assistant
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Rowan Oberbrunner - Children's Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • Chris Brault - Sexton

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Vacant - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Marie Morton - Asst. Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

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Upcoming Events

Hello Friends,

We are living in extraordinary times.  We often say this and yet today this is more true than usual.  Our customary ways of being have been upended by a virus first detected less than 3 months ago.  For the First Baptist Church community, our priorities are to keep people safe and to continue our ministries of outreach, fellowship, and education as well as possible.  At all times we trust in the strength and providence of God, so we do not need to fear but we do need to change (temporarily) some of our habits and patterns. 

For the time being, First Baptist will conduct worship via Facebook Live and Zoom. We will gather virtually at 9:45am on our Facebook page – First Baptist Church, Burlington, VT and a recording of our service will be available on the Facebook page.

Church School will happen on Zoom at 11am.

To access the Zoom gatherings, please email for log in information.

Holy Week – Together in Spirit if not in body.

April 5 – Palm Sunday – Welcome Jesus on Facebook and Zoom

April 9 – Maundy Thursday – 7:30pm – Gather on Zoom to share the story of Holy Week.

April 10 – Good Friday – 12pm – Reflect on Jesus and the cross through self guided prayer.

April 12 – Easter Sunrise Service – 6:15am on Facebook

          Easter Sunday Worship – 9:45am -Welcome Christ’s resurrection! On Zoom and Facebook

For more information please contact the church office at