Rebecca Mincieli, Senior Pastor
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.
Maggie Ribb, Director of Music Ministries
Maggie Ribb started her work in church music at the age of 12 at Fairfield-Grace Methodist Church in Connecticut. She was blessed with several opportunities for sacred music study with teachers from Union Theological Seminary in that setting, principally in piano and keyboard harmony with Gerald McGee and conducting with Weldon Adams while directing the John Wesley Girl Choir. Her undergraduate work at Drew University was in Music Theory and Organ, with private study in Composition with Robert Shechtman and Meyer Kupferman in New York. Further studies in Orchestration were at the University of Bridgeport, and with Jerome Cohen. She has been called to churches on the Cape since 1975, including East Dennis Community Church, First Congregational Church of Chatham, Chatham Baptist Church, First Church of Christ in Sandwich and St. David’s Episcopal Church, serving as Organist and Director of traditional and contemporary vocal choirs and bell choirs for children and adults, as well as playing acoustic piano and synthesizer in praise and worship ensembles. She is co-founder and conductor of the performance hand bell ensemble, Seaside Ringers, in Sandwich. When not playing music, her life is completed by her adult daughters Greta and Kersti, her dachshund Klaus, clam rakes and vintage travel trailers.
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.”
Susan is a mom of three older children and has lived on Cape Cod for most of her life, currently living in Buzzards Bay with her Veteran husband, Mike. Her interests and hobbies include art, painting, crafts, selling and teaching art. Susan started singing at the Emilie Methodist Church in Levittown, PA at 11 years old with her mother. She has been a professional musician since 14 years old, singing in classical, folk and rock bands as well as with symphony orchestras and church choirs as a soloist and choir member. Susan is certified in First Aid, CPR and as a nanny and childcare provider working in after school programs, specifically in the Gateway Programs for gifted and creative students. For over 15 years, Susan has enjoyed being a bell ringer for the Salvation Army around the holidays.
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!