Our Staff

The Rev. Barbara S. Williamson, Rector
After several years with Arthur Young (now Ernst & Young), Barbara left public accounting to serve the church. Educated at the Episcopal Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, and ordained in her late 30's, Barbara has been a priest since.

After serving for six years as an associate rector in a congregation in Milwaukee, she came to St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in 1998, and relishes the ministry she shares with the congregation. A high energy and fun loving person, she particularly enjoys preaching, pastoral care, Christian formation, welcoming newcomers, and working with youth.

A contemplative by nature, she is dedicated to a life of prayer and service. Barbara says, "My job is to nurture and challenge the congregation to be its most faithful self." Barbara is married to Peter Wenner, also a priest, and they reside in West Newton. You may contact her at through the office or by email.

The Rev. Jacqueline "Jack" A. Clark, Associate Rector
Jack comes to St. Elizabeth's from Chicago, where she founded and directed the diocese's initiative to address gun violence. After completing her master's degrees in Divinity and Social Work from the University of Chicago, she was ordained a deacon in June of 2013 and was ordained by Bishop M. Thomas Shaw to the priesthood on January 4, 2014 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston. Jack lives with her husband Andrew, also a priest, and their basset hound Flo in Waltham. You may contact her through the office or by email.

Mary Sue Willie, Music Director and Organist
As an organist for nearly 50 years, she has served churches in New York State and Massachusetts and as chair of the Diocesan Music Commission for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Mary Sue and her husband, Charles, live in Concord and are members of Christ Church Cambridge where she served as Interim Organist, on the Vestry and as co-chair of Stewardship as well as the recent Capital Campaign for a new organ with a tithe to the Barbara Harris Camp. You may contact her at through the office or by email.

Peg Scarlata, Parish Administrator
Before joining St. Elizabeth's as Parish Secretary, Peg worked as a buyer for Filene's and TJ MAXX and manager of the label and art department at TJX. She has started and continues working at a small cookie business called "Kate's Cookies." Peg lives in Sudbury with her husband Tom, their children, Katie and Tommy, and their dog Mickey, who sometimes keeps Peg company at work. You may contact her at through the office or by email.

The Vestry
The Vestry is a group of lay leaders that meets once a month and governs the parish. There are four officers (Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Clerk and Treasurer) and several members; each member serves as liaison to a parish commission.

    • Janice Dairas (Senior Warden)
    • Eric Kimble (Junior Warden)

    • Kiersten Varner (Clerk)

    • Cheryle Franke (Treasurer)
    • Stevie Spina (Assistant Treasurer)

Building and Grounds:
    • TBD

Vestry Persons:
    • Eric Becker
    • Marie Briasco
    • Kristin Fisher
    • Paul Grous
    • Andrew Heier
    • Davis Kornblum (Youth Vestry)
    • AnnaMelora St. George (Youth Vestry)
    • Jim DeMichele

Convention Delegates
    • Janice Darias
    • Matt Chafe
    • Steve Davies (Alternate)

Deanery Representatives
    • Win Treese
    • Scott Fisher
    • Carol Dicker