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Our Staff

Grace Peña

Office Administrator

Grace has been a member of First Church with her family since 2007. She started helping around First Church by teaching in our children's RE program. She is now our church administrator and oversees rentals of our building spaces. You can reach Grace at

Lisa Pilat

UUEP (Religious Education) Director

Lisa Pilat has been a member of  First Church and Parish for 13 years along with her 3 children, Lexi, Lilly and Maddoc.  She is a resident of Dedham living with her son and mother. Lisa has been involved with the Religious Education program for 13 years as well teaching and serving on the RE committee for the past 3 years.


In September 2021 Lisa joined the team as the UUEP  Assistant.  In September 2022 she took on the role of UUEP Director.  She can be reached at

Carld Auguste

Part-time Church Sexton

Carld began at First Church in August of 2015 as our part-time Church Sexton.  Carld has worked as a senior project manager for National Grid, has a MBA from Curry College and Practical Electrician Certification from The Benjamin Franklin Institute. Carld currently works full time as a manager for ESCO Business Management and helps us to keep our buildings clean, organized and more sustainable. You may contact Carld by emailing him at

Darry Dolezal

Music Director

Darry Dolezal is a versatile classical musician who has taken part in an array of diverse experiences. He has conducted orchestras and choruses in New England and the Midwest and currently serves as music director of First Church in Dedham and the Sippican Choral Society in Marion, MA. A proponent of contemporary music he has helped created festivals devoted to new music, including the Warebrook Contemporary Music Festival in Vermont, and has premiered over 200 works. He served on the faculties of several universities, including an appointment as artist-in-residence at Boston College and a position as a tenured professor at the University of Missouri. As a concert cellist he has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, and has toured extensively with chamber groups such as the Artaria Quartet, the Esterhazy Quartet and the Concordia String Trio. He currently performs with the Thoreau Piano Trio based in Boston, and has recorded for the Albany, Capstone, Centaur and CRI/New World labels.

More can be found on his website:

You may contact Darry at 


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