Pastor Rebecca grew up in Indiana and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Business. She then moved to the New York City metro area where she worked in sales and marketing for International Playtex. After meeting her husband, John, they moved to Cape Cod in 1984, where they owned and ran a restaurant in Hyannis called ‘Up the Creek’. Eventually, they started a food products company, Olde Cape Cod Foods, and distributed food products (salad dressings, soups, condiments, and crackers) to supermarkets and local stores. In 2000, Rebecca received her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton, and served as the Assistant Pastor at South Yarmouth United Methodist Church for 5 years. For 10 years she was the Senior Pastor at the Northside United Methodist Church. Rebecca has two children and three grandchildren, and enjoys golfing, walking, kayaking, tennis and being outside. Her faith in God has been important to her since childhood, and always knew she wanted to serve God, and share the love of Christ with others. Pastor Rebecca deeply loves the Lord, and will tell you that she walks out the door every day, saying, “I love my job!”
Allison Deyo, Director of Children & Youth Ministries
Allison Deyo was born in Atlanta, GA but raised in Falmouth, MA when her, her mother and her sister moved to Cape Cod in 1997. As a child, she loved going to church, singing in the choir and learning about God.
To be closer to her father, Allison moved to Atlanta and attended Georgia State University. While living there, Allison encountered Jesus, experienced his unconditional love, received his undeserving forgiveness and decided to walk with Him. Allison received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing and received a certificate in Trade Show & Event Planning. Before moving back to Cape Cod in 2013, Allison helped many of her clients refinance or purchase a home as a Mortgage Consultant.
Allison is very passionate about helping communities and those that are in need. She worked heavily with Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and J. Mack Robinson School of Business. Currently, Allison is on the Board of Directors for “Wings for Falmouth Families,” a local, non-profit organization founded by her parents in 2003, to help provide financial assistance to families with minor children when they are experiencing a medical crisis or tragedy. Allison enjoys running outside, swimming in the ocean and reading on the beach. Allison feels most connected to God when she is listening to music, journaling and studying God’s word. In the future, Allison hopes to start a family, travel to every continent and learn how to swim without holding her nose.
Tom is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor Degree in Music. His graduate studies include courses at De Paul University and the Orff-Insitiute, Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria, where he received the International Course Diploma. Prior to coming to Falmouth, he served as Music Director at Roseland Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Illinois. He was an elemental music instructor for three decades here on Cape Cod in the Falmouth (Morse Pond School) and Barnstable Public Schools. He has been interim Music Director at First Congregational Church (Falmouth) and Cataument UMC. He is skilled in leading children, bells and adult choirs.
Tom is well-known as the founding director of the Greater Falmouth Mostly all-Male Mens’ Chorus (now the Falmouth Community Chorus) and Notescape, a 5-voice A cappella group singing close-harmony jazz standards. Down-Cape, he sang for ten years as a member of the Chamber Singers of the Chatham Chorale, Maggie Bossi, Director. Along with his scholastic and church-centered musical activities, Tom has been collecting and presenting the music and poetry of the American maritime epoch in academic, concert and festival settings. A partial listing of his performance credits would include maritime museums and historical societies in Boston, Salem, New Bedford, Portland, ME, Mystic Seaport, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. He is also the founding director of the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus, now in its 19th season. His music can be heard (and downloaded) on the Smithsonian Folkways and Whaling City Sound labels.
Mirela Chisbora graduated from Stony Brook University with a doctoral degree in music and piano performance. She also holds a Master’s of Music degree in piano performance from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor’s of Music degree in piano performance from Gheorghe Dima Academy of Music in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. While growing up in Romania, she won prizes at several national competitions and performed with symphonies in the country. Her teaching experience includes a teaching assistantship at Stony Brook University, New York, and piano faculty positions with Concord Community Music School in New Hampshire and Riverhead Community School for Music and the Arts in New York. Mirela has been teaching piano at the Cape Conservatory since 2003, sharing her expertise and joy of music with students of all ages and backgrounds.
Ruth Moulton, Church Administrator
Ruth recently moved to Mashpee from Norton, MA. Prior to John Wesley, she was at the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island where she was the Diocesan Administrator. Prior to the Diocese, Ruth worked at the Cathedral of St. John. Ruth has a background in working for non-profits, was an Associate Professor for the New England College of Finance, after earning her MBA from Baker College. Ruth’s undergraduate degree is in Theology. Ruth has one daughter who lives “off Cape.”
John Loewen, Sexton
Since 2011, John Loewen has been the dedicated Sexton of John Wesley UMC. Prior to John Wesley, John was the Sexton at the North Falmouth Congregational Church. Before serving the church, John was a Verizon Repairman for over 27 years. John has been happily married for over 42 years and and has two sons, one daughter and seven grandchildren.
John loves going on long walks, gardening and landscaping, going to the beach and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Red Sox and Patriots!