Carter is excited to welcome Sandra as our new Lead Pastor. Sandra has spent more than 30 years serving churches in Illinois, New England, and Canada. She is heavily involved in leadership in the New England Annual Conference, serving currently as dean of the Provisional Leadership Academy, as well as being a certified contextual education supervisor with Boston University School of Theology. Sandra is married to Rev. Travis Bonnette-Kim, who is currently serving in Melrose. They have two adult daughters, Amanda and Ashley.
Dr. Millie Beane was the Director of Music at Carter Church for many years and retired from the position in 2017. However, this spring the SPRC invited Millie to return to the church for an interim year as the church transitions to a new pastor and moves from online worship to in-person worship. Millie directs the Chancel Choir, whose singers participate in worship every Sunday from September through June, and the Joyful Ringers, who play for Sunday worship approximately once per month. As a choral conductor, Millie conducted concerts by the Interfaith Choir in Needham numerous times; she also directed the Seminary Singers of Boston University School of Theology for twelve years. In addition, Millie served as a public school administrator for the Needham Public Schools, retiring in 2006. Millie and her husband Earl live in Linden Ponds, an independent living retirement community in Hingham. Earl sings bass in the Chancel Choir. Millie and Earl's daughter Ruthie and her husband Reggie have twin girls, Cece and Jackie, now nine and in fourth grade.
Aaron Rosenthal plays piano and organ at Carter Memorial, where he also serves as choir accompanist. He also works as a freelance pianist, composer and arranger around the greater Boston area. One of his most frequently performed works - Voices of Terezin, a setting of children's poetry from the Holocaust - has been performed on four continents and is published in versions for mixed and women's chorus. Aaron also writes and plays keyboards for indie pop/rock band Eddie Japan. Aaron is married to Mia Motobuchi and has two daughters, Ella and Serena.