Meet Our Staff

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Reverend Angela Menke Ballou
Pastor

Rev. Angela Menke Ballou is ordained in the United Church of Christ.  She has been the Pastor at Cotuit Federated Church since 2011.  Her interests and background include storytelling, peace advocacy, and community service.  Her interest in peacemaking and justice work have taken her to Northern Ireland, Israel/Palestine, the US/Mexico border, and South Africa.
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Her journey to ministry came after her first career as an engineer at Walt Disney World.  She attended seminary at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO.  While serving as Associate Minister at Second Congregational Church in Beverly, MA, she nurtured a partnership in ministry with the Casa San Jose, an orphanage in Colima, Mexico.  In her current role, she is grateful for the ways our congregation partners with Habitat for Humanity on Cape Cod, Faith Neighborhood Kitchen, and Miracle Kitchen to strengthen our local community and serve those most vulnerable.
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Rev. Ballou loves adventures — especially in nature — while camping, hiking, and exploring National Parks.   She also enjoys Cape Cod where she creates her home with her husband and son.

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Megan Anthony
Director of Music

Director of Music, Megan Anthony, moved from Western Mass to Cape Cod in 2005.  Involved in music all her life, she received her bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and her master’s degree in Music Education from Central Connecticut State University.
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Megan teaches instrumental music at Nauset Regional Middle School where she directs multiple concert and jazz bands.  She is the music director for the Cotuit Federated Church, conducting the choir and handbell choir.  Megan is also the Assistant Director of the Falmouth Chorale and participates in several community ensembles and regularly accompanies area high school and community musical theater productions.
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Megan says, “I believe CFC is a family where everyone is accepted no matter what their beliefs or backgrounds.  The congregation is supportive of the worship team trying new ideas and musical styles.  I could not ask for more welcoming home to continue my spiritual journey.”

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Lynne Belfiore
Church School Director

Lynne received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem State College in 1977.  In 1988, she received a Master of Education Degree from Worcester State College.  She retired from the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School District in 2013 after a career of 36 years, with all but four at the Ezra H. Baker School in South Dennis.  During that time, she taught reading, second grade, a second-third grade loop, and reading again for her final two years.  She also served in a leadership position as a member of the Dennis-Yarmouth School District’s Curriculum Team for Language Arts.
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When she became a mother in 1998, she knew she wanted her family to be part of a community of faith and luckily, she found Cotuit Federated Church.  As Director of Education, a position she has held since January 2013, she welcomes children and their families and feels blessed to be a part of children’s faith formation.  This role allows her to share her love of learning with the children.
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In 2015, she became the owner/operator of Elements, Etc., a business that brings interactive science programs to preschool, classroom, afterschool, family, and community settings across Cape Cod.  She is a self-described science nerd and weather geek. Elements, Etc. allows her to connect science with literacy.
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In the past, she has served on the Boards of Directors of Cape Cod Child Development and Cape Cod Ski Club.  She is currently a member of the Mid-Cape Cultural Council. She has also served as Treasurer for Barnstable High School Sailing Booster’s Club.

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Margaret Margolis
Administrative Assistant for Ministry

Margaret Margolis lives in East Falmouth with her husband, David.  They have two adult children, Elizabeth (Liz) and Mary.  They are also blessed with a grandson, James (son of Mary).  Both Mary and James reside with them in East Falmouth.  Margaret moved to East Falmouth from Boynton Beach, Florida in 2006.  Her first job on Cape Cod was working at Gosnold Treatment Center as an Executive Assistant for the President.  After 7 years, she missed working in a church environment, and was employed by Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth.
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Margaret came to Cotuit Federated Church in the summer of 2020 from Saint Barnabas.  She feels that being in a church utilizes all her spiritual gifts and talents, and is a unique ministry.  She enjoys graphic design and the creative opportunities that the job offers.
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In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with her grandson and family.

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Ann German
Bookkeeper 

Ann German began as our bookkeeper in 2018.  Ann was born in NYC, and in 1961 her family started visiting the Woods Hole Scientific Community. The Cape became her permanent home in 1978.  She started her career in banking and felt privileged to work all over the Cape as a branch manager. After her first son was born in 1997, she left banking and started her own bookkeeping business to be at home more. Her older son Paxton attends UMass Amherst, and younger son Spencer has enlisted to be a Marine. Ann has two crazy rescue dogs who keep her company, loves the beach, and is so grateful to live in an area as beautiful as Cape Cod.

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Mark Eames
Sexton

Mark Eames began as the Church Sexton in 2011.  Mark is a Veteran and proud of his service to our country.  He does an amazing job keeping our facility clean and in order.  Mark also has a beautiful voice, which you can also hear booming out a variety of genres while cleaning here at Cotuit Federated Church.