Meet Our Staff

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Pastor

Douglas Dry

Pastor Doug joined FBC in January 2021 after serving congregations in Connecticut and Colorado.  Doug is an effective communicator of God’s Word and loves to walk alongside others as they develop a life-long relationship with Jesus. He and his wife Beth have been married for 39 years and often serve together, leading small groups and helping couples thrive in their relationships.  In their free time, Doug and Beth enjoy biking, hiking and kayaking, exploring the beauty of New England.

dougd24@outlook.com  |  Tel: 781-245-1784

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Administrative Assistant

Erica Illanes

Erica has been working at FBC since 2016.  She enjoys traveling the globe, reading, walking, photography, and spending time with her husband and kids.  She can be found in the office with her fearless and hairless pup, Remington.

1stbaptistwakefield@gmail.com  |  Tel: 781-245-1784

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Intern

Seth Gladysz

Seth is a first year MDiv student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He discerned a call to ministry near the end of his studies in Political Science at Biola University in Southern California. Since then he has worked as an intern at a church in Northern Virginia and also at a Camp Meeting Association on Martha’s Vineyard. Originally from British Columbia, Seth loves to explore new cultures and has heart for the local church.

   Tel: 781-245-1784

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Associate Pastor

of Student & Family Ministry

Melinda Parry

Melinda Parry has been working in youth ministry, mostly as a volunteer, for 40 years. She currently serves as the Judson Association Youth Leader and as the Interim Dean of the Christian Youth Conference at Ocean Park in addition to her role as Associate Pastor for Student and Family Ministry. She has been married to David for over 25 years and they have a son, Jordan, who is away at college.