Being called to pastor the Church in the Cove is indeed a task of holy privilege. To share the words of Scripture with clarity, sensitivity and warmth while helping the people of this congregation fall in love with the Lord our God, are aspects of my work that I feel deeply passionate about. Much of pastoral ministry, I believe however, is simply about being an authentic witness; living humbly as a messenger of God’s grace in this world. Therefore I feel deeply honored to serve Jesus Christ as a pair of His hands and feet; walking alongside others through life’s many joys, celebrations, heartaches and challenges.
I am a native of Beverly, a graduate of Beverly High School, the University of Rhode Island, Andover Newton Theological School, and Children's Hospital Nursing School. I also attended Gordon College, where I met my husband, Bill. While all my formal education was of course indispensable, nothing prepared me for balancing the wide variety of needs in a congregation better than the years I spent along with my husband Bill, raising our four children, Sara, Tom, Katie and Dan, whom God has richly blessed our lives with.
If you don’t find me at the church, look for me deep in the woods with my three dogs! Email me here!
Daniel Walsh is a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He comes to Church in the Cove with more than ten years of experience volunteering and working in churches across many denominations. Most recently, Daniel launched a young adults ministry at a church in Nashville, TN.
Daniel is passionate about the Gospel. He believes in teaching from the Bible expositionally, and in encouraging people to read and study God's Word.
Daniel lives in Centerville with his wife Melissa, their three children, Audrey, Claire, and Asher, and their Border Collie, Sawyer.
A graduate of Berklee School of Music in Boston, Jetta graces our church with a kind and energetic spirit as well as a variety of musical gifts. Jetta plays the piano, guitar, flute and harp and also sings and writes her own songs! Jetta directs our praise team, “Embrace Change” along with our choir.
Jetta, her husband Jeff, and their lovely family live on the NorthShore.
I have been working with all ages of youth at Church in the Cove in various capacities since 2007, and have a deep passion for working with children. I grew up in Beverly and graduated from Gordon College with degrees in English and Elementary Education in 2009. After graduating, I worked as a 3rd grade teacher in Revere for four years. I married my husband, Tom in 2012, and we have two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Olivia. Tom also works alongside me with the youth of Church in the Cove. This job allows us to fulfill our passion for working with children by teaching Sunday School, planning and coordinating Vacation Bible School, running Kid's Fun Night during summer months, and giving the Children's Sermon during worship services.
When I am not with my family or at the church you can find me jogging, playing volleyball, reading a book, or spending time with my wonderful extended family and friends. It is truly a joy and an honor to be able to teach the children of our community about the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through the teachings in the Bible! Email me here.
Paula Martorelli comes to us after 8 years of working as a Church Administrator in Warwick, RI. She currently resides in Swampscott with her husband, Bob, and their daughter Olivia. When she isn't serving the Church in the Cove community, she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren here on the North Shore.
Come to church and be greeted by the beautiful face of our Pastoral Associate, Ginger. Ginger is a 4 year-old Golden Retriever NEADS Ministry Dog. Ginger is a highly skilled professional who can open the door of almost anyone's hear! Ginger loves visiting people, making new friends, and working out on the mission field. She is grateful for all the wonderful people God puts in her life at NEADS, especially her Maine puppy raisers who fostered within her an incredible spirit of love and joy!