Staff and Leadership

Where to Turn for Religious Guidance


Reverend Charlotte Wright

Interim Pastor

Rev. Dr. Charlotte Wright has had an ongoing relationship with The Federated Church where she served in 2019 and then returned in late 2020. For over 25 years, she has been an ordained UCC minister in church settings in CT, MA and AZ. She has a Masters of Divinity from Andover Newton and a Masters in Organizational Behavior from University of Hartford. Her Doctorate was awarded in 2009 from Hartford Seminary. She and her husband Don moved to Martha’s Vineyard year round in 2016 where she served as Chilmark Community Church’s minister and she currently lives with Don and dog Stella in the Mayhew Parsonage.


Peter Boak

Minister of Music

Peter Boak moved to Martha’s Vineyard as a resident in 1994, after vacationing all the previous summers of his life here.  He earned his undergraduate degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ in 1973, and a Master of Sacred Music degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 1983, where he graduated magna cum laude.
During his 25 years at the Federated Church, he and the choir have travelled to Europe four times, singing concerts in England, Scotland, Wales, France, Switzerland, Italy, and Ireland.
He is also the Director of the Island Community Chorus, a position he has held since 1996.
Peter lives in Oak Bluffs with his father and with his two cats, Ichabod and Eulalie.  And we mustn’t forget Miss Sadie, the Great Dane!


Jan Hyer

Office Administrator

Jan Hyer came to live on Martha's Vineyard in 1993 from Rockland County, NY, having spent many vacations here over the years. Jan is an integral part of the ongoing operations of the church and is in the office most mornings. She is an accomplished cellist, performing regularly on the island and gives lessons.