Our Staff

Katrina Wuensch, Senior Pastor


Katrina graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2000, and has been serving UCC churches in Massachusetts ever since!


She's been with West Parish since March 2016, and loves the vibrant, welcoming, authentic community.   You can often find her humming hymns, walking her dog or enjoying a good microbrew.


Check out Katrina's weekly thoughts on her blog postings or view her messages on You Tube!

Susan Berube, Christian Education 


We are excited to announce that Susan is our Sunday School Coordinator!   For the fall, Susan will be overseeing Sunday morning classes, coordinating parent volunteers, running special events and doing Children's Sermons in worship. Sunday School resumes on September 11, 2022 at 10:00 am. 


Susan has been the Director of LLL Preschool, located in West Parish, for over 5 years.  Susan teaches with the Godly Play method of storytelling and the children are mesmerized as she weaves tales from thousands of years ago!

Renee Manning, Minister in the Community 


Renee recently retired as a Senior CAD illustrator at Raytheon after 38 years.  She received her Master of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School in December 2018 and was ordained in the United Church of Christ in April 2023.  She has been a member at South Church in Andover the past eight years during her journey to ordination.   


Renee will be doing education and outreach around issues of LGBTQ inclusion and welcome. Contact Renee if you would like her to preach at your faith community, or lead a program with your organization.

Mila Filatov, Music Co-Director


Mila has been an award-winning pianist since the age of 17.   She graduated with an MM and highest honors from the prestigious Sobinov Conservatory of Music in Saratov, Russia.   Since coming to the US, Mila has played in numerous solo concerts throughout New England, including chamber music festivals and multiple piano duet concerts with the renowned American pianist Frank Glazer.    Read how Mila and Demetri work together to bring a unique music experience to West Parish!

Demetri Sampas, Music Co-Director


Demetri started playing piano and organ at a very young age and developed those skills while attending Pacific Lutheran University.   While in school, Demetri received many honors and awards through the Organ Historical Society in which he was the strategic planning advisor.  Demetri shared\s his passion for music through many solo performances at the University of Puget Sound, Trinity Parish and St Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, Treble Chorus of New England, the Methuen Music Hall, and many other locations.  

Enjoy Demetri's amazing organ skills on the West Parish You Tube Channel!  

Larisa Henderson, Administrator


Larisa joined the West Parish Staff in December 2017.   


Larisa had previously worked part-time at West Parish, so we are thrilled to have her join us full time!  Larisa has become an intergral  part of the West Parish Community, and you can find her in the office on Mondays through Thursdays!

Open Position - Building and Grounds Caretaker


West Parish Church is currently accepting applications for a new Building and Grounds Caretaker.  If you know anyone who may be interested in this job, please ask that they email their resume to West Parish Church with Job Application in the subject line. 


Please note, to maintain appropriate roles and boundaries, members and active participants at West Parish are not eligible for open positions. .