How to Contact Us
The Rev. Cheryl V. Minor, Ph.D., 617-484-2228, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Rev. Paul L. Minor, DMin. 617-484-2228, Revminor@aol.com
Cheryl and Paul Minor have served as our Co-Rectors since September, 1997. Together they provide the pastoral leadership for our community, preaching, leading liturgy, teaching, and more!
Cheryl's special area of expertise is children's formation, and she has been instrumental in establishing a Godly Play program at All Saints' that is considered a Center of Excellence both regionally and nationally. Cheryl has a Ph.D. in Psychology. Her thesis was a quasi-experiment testing the impact of Godly Play on the spiritual well-being of children. In addition to her work at All Saints', Cheryl is the Director of the Center for the Theology of Childhood at the Godly Play Foundation where she oversees research, curriculum development, and publications for the Foundation. Cheryl also serves as the assistant to the Director of the Global Montessori School at All Saints'.
Paul is a pastor and liturgist at heart, as well as a wonderful teacher. His chief responsibilities at All Saints' are to plan our worship and to lead adult education offerings. In addition to his MDiv., Paul has a Masters in Psychology and a Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology. In addition to his work at All Saints', Paul serves as the sole full time chaplain in the Massachusetts Army National Guard where he has achieved the rank of Colonel. In this role he oversees the religious support and pastoral care (with a network of part-time chaplains and chaplain assistants) for soldiers and their families throughout the Commonwealth.
Cheryl and Paul have two children. Their daughter, Rachel-Anne is a graduate of Gordon College. After three years of teaching music at the Park Street School in Boston, she is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Connecticut. Their son, John Thomas, is studying percussion at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he is an active part of Christ Church, Oberlin, serving as an acolyte and teaching Godly Play.
Our Co-Rectors are part of a growing group of Communion Partner Rectors. As part of that group they affirm and adhere to the teaching of Lambeth Resolution 1.10 , affirm and accept the recommendations of the Windsor Report, and endorse the Anglican Communion Covenant.
Dr. Sandra Doneski, Sandra.Doneski@gordon.edu
Dr. Sandy Doneski, Ph.D., directs the choirs at All Saints' Church. Dr. Doneski has a Ph.D. and and M.M.Ed. from The Hartt School, and a B.M.Ed. from Gordon College. She is an associate professor of music at Gordon College. Dr. Doneski is well-known in the field of music education whose special area of expertise is the developing voice. In 2009 she was awarded the Massachusetts Music Education Association (MMEA) 2009 Excellence in General Music Award, presented annually in recognition of a “leader in the field of general music who demonstrated outstanding dedication in the general music field.”
Assistant Treasurer & Bookkeeper:
Shannyn Heyer-Cardin, 617-484-2228 email@example.com
Our Lay Leadership
Senior Warden: Nancy Morrison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Warden: Dwayne Aljets, email@example.com
Treasurer: David Doneski, firstname.lastname@example.org
All Saints' Church
17 Clark Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Office Hours are by appointment only. Please call the parish office at 617-484-2228 before coming to the church.
Stories from our Community
"Two years ago I went to my first Agape meal with my son, who was five at the time. To my surprise, when it was time to pass the peace during the service, he greeted those near by, and then proceeded to greet others around the room, adults and children, known and unknown. I realized then that my faith community here at All Saints', was also his community."