Pilgrim Church Staff
Rev. Dr. Susan CartmellSusan has been the pastor at Pilgrim Church since 2016. in addition to her work casting a vision and leading worship Susan has been instrumental in developing a successful After School Drop in Center for elementary school children. Building on the church’s history, founded by abolitionists, Susan led a team to create a history exhibit about the Underground Railroad on Cape Cod.
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Fred Drifmeyer | Music DirectorFred Drifmeyer became Pilgrim Church's music director in June 2007. After graduating with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Boston University, Fred received a Master of Music Education Degree from Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford, Connecticut. He is proficient in piano, organ and singing.
Dr. Matt Scinto | Bell Choir & WebsiteDr. Matthew Scinto currently serves as Founder and Conductor of the Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra and the Music Director for the Civic Orchestra of New Haven (CT). He has twice studied conducting at the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, and also currently serves as a cover conductor for the Portland (ME) Symphony. He currently serves as the Pilgrim Church Bell Choir director and manages the church website.
Val Petersen | Office AdminVal Petersen comes to us after having retired from a 25-year career at
Yale University, most recently serving as the Management School’s
Director of Board & Donor Relations and as the Environment School’s
Director of Communications.. She holds a BA in English and Psychology
and lives in Orleans.
Deb Larsson | CE & After SchoolDebbie started the After School in October of 2017.
She is a retired Special Education teacher having spent 40 years working as a teacher at Accept Education Collaborative.
She is passionate about her kids and enjoys helping them learn, have fun, and make new friends.
Becky Sullivan | After School & PublicityBecky has been with the program since it started in 2017. She retired in 2015 after working 25 years in the newspaper business.
She loves kids, having 8 nieces and nephews, and 17 grand nieces and nephews.
Tara Pezzullo | After School AssistantTara joined us in September of 2019.
She has spent the last twenty years working as a day care assistant.
Tara has two grown sons and a granddaughter.