First Baptist Church Staff

  • Rev. Karen Mendes - Pastor
  • Pastor Thee Say - Karen Baptist Community Pastor
  • Annie Field - Director of Christian Education
  • Adam Chamberlain - Church Administrator
  • Evan Allen - Organist
  • Anna Roy - Chancel Choir Director
  • Steve Perkins - Instrumental Group Director
  • The Karen Baptist Community

Officers of First Baptist

  • Sarah Dopp - Moderator
  • Mark Paulsen - Assistant Moderator
  • Cindy Little - Clerk
  • Beth Gamache - Assistant Clerk
  • Chris Thompson - Treasurer
  • Bill McCormick - Assistant Treasurer
  • Marilyn Siple - Financial Secretary
  • Sarah Dopp - Historian
  • Andy Farrington - Parliamentarian

Green Steeple, Grateful People, Growing In Faith, Proclaiming God's Love


If you have attended one or more of our services and would like to be considered for membership, we would encourage you to speak with Rev. Karen A. Mendes. Anyone is welcome to attend Rev. Mendes’ Visitors’ Gathering class to learn the history of American Baptists and what it means to be a member of a vibrant church history. 

The Fellowship Team may be described as the group which looks after the spiritual welfare of our congregational life. They specifically arranges for: Believer’s Baptism (held as needed) and the Lord’s Supper (held on the first Sunday of each month), among other activities designed to strengthen our community bonds and care for spiritual needs. They also take responsibility for decorating our sanctuary for the various seasons of the church year.

Individuals may join the church by baptism, or transferring their membership from another Christian church or by “profession of faith,” describing their belief in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Persons seeking membership will meet with the Pastor and then with the Membership team who then recommends individuals to the congregation for membership.