Meet our Staff
Rev. Geisa Matos - Pastor
Bonnie Elman - Administrator
Many around FUMC know Bonnie for her "Bear-With-Me Ministry"; a service that shares God's love in the form of a huggable teddy bear. People can ask for a bear to be given to an adult who may not have someone to provide the comfort that only a bear-hug can give. There is no charge and the bears are often given to the people anonymously, bringing joy to those who have received one.
You may reach Bonnie via e-mail at Bonnie@hudsonfumc.org
Lisa Schliker - Music Director
Lisa became the Music Director at FUMC in the fall of 1996. Her duties as Music Director include directing the Adult Choir, directing the Handbell Choir, and assisting the Pastor with the planning of music for the weekly services. She is also the monthly newsletter editor for FUMC. She graduated with honors from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford with a degree in Music Education in 1994. She also teaches private voice lessons through the River's Edge School of Music. She also directed the River's Edge Chorale between 2016 and 2019.
Lisa is a lifelong resident of Hudson and currently lives in town with her husband Chuck. Lisa is employed full-time at TJX Corporation in Marlborough, MA where she works as a Continuous Improvement Partner in the IT department. She holds a Certificate in Database Design and Administration from Northeastern University and she is a certified Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys golfing with her husband.
Mario DiMare - Sexton
Mario joined our staff in June 2010. During the week he cares for the church building. On Sunday, and for special services including funerals and weddings, Mario serves as our Worship Sexton, preparing the sanctuary and Lamson Hall. Mario has been a resident of Hudson for most of his life. Mario has been married to Christine for over 36 years, has 4 children and 5 grandchildren. He worked at Digital Equipment Corporation for 13 years where he was recognized as an award-winning artist.