UUMH Chatham Leadership
Elected by the Congregation

Board of Trustees 

Ed Mangiafico, President
Photo & Bio Coming Soon

Mary Parsons holding a cluster of bright red poinsettias

Mary Parsons, Vice President & Designated Secretary

Since moving to the Cape, she has been active with The Chatham Walker’s, Hospital Auxiliary, The Chatham Turkey Trot, and the Unitarian Universalists Meeting House. In addition to being Vice President of the Board of Trustees, she is part of the Pastoral Care Team, Social Activities, and the Fundraising committee.

Joe Zahka, Treasurer 

Joe Zahka has been a UU for over forty years. Early in their marriage, Joe and Debbie searched for a religion that was consistent with their values of peace and social justice. Joe appreciates that Unitarian Universalism is both logical and compassionate. As an added benefit, all of the UU churches he has attended are fairly old buildings and require a lot of maintenance, something he has enjoyed doing since he was a kid.



Jeffrey S. Dykens, CPA, grew up outside Boston in Sherborn, Massachusetts, attended Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts, and Amherst College. He has lived in Chatham since 1976, where he first worked as a commercial fisherman and seafood wholesaler from 1976-1988. In 1986 he married Julie Eldredge and attended Northeastern University from 1988-1990, where he earned an M.A. in accounting. His first accounting job was with Deloitte and Touche Ross accountants in Boston, where he became a CPA.  In 1992, Jeff joined the staff of Cape Cod Hospital, and still serves Cape Cod Healthcare today, serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Falmouth Hospital. In 1999, he earned an MBA from Northeastern University and a Certificate in Public Health from Harvard. Jeff and Julie have three children: Andrew, Abigail, and Joshua.  Jeff is active in the Chatham and Monomoy Regional schools and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Chatham.

Program Council Chair

Sue Bauer


Endowment Board Chair

Dave Van Wye


Nominating Committee 

Beth Avery

Bonnie Brydges 

Joan Caputo  

Jane Eccles 

Debbie Zahka

At-Large Members

Greg Heyl

Danielle Jeanloz

Naomi Turner

Liz Van Wye


Please see Committees Page for Committee Chairs' Names

​Unitarian Universalist

Meeting House of Chatham
Sunday Services  10:30 AM

819 Main Street
PO Box 18​​
Chatham, MA 02633

(508) 945-2075

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