Meet our Staff


Rev. Rosanne Roberts - Pastor

Rosanne has lived in New England all of her life and comes to First United Methodist Church of Hudson after serving five years as an Assistant Pastor at Wesley United Methodist Church in Concord, NH.

Rosanne has worked within that community developing outreach and missional work with her congregation and has participated within the community as a board member on a number of initiatives dealing with homelessness and working with the marginalized and those in need.

Rosanne has a degree in early childhood education as well as a degree in theology.

Rosanne and her husband Cliff are happy to be returning to the Metro West/Hudson area, to renew friendships and make new friends within the Hudson community.  Rosanne and Cliff have four grown children, and three grandchildren.

You can reach Pastor Rosanne via e-mail -





Bonnie Elman - Administrator

A member of First United Methodist Church, Bonnie has been the church secretary for over twelve years having come from the corporate environment of  Digital Equipment Corporation and Compaq Computer.   She is a member of the Adult choir, plays in the Handbell Choir, and serves on the Church Council. 

 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




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 is a member of the BOD for the River’s Edge Arts Alliance and she is also the Music Director for the River’s Edge Youth Chorus.

Lisa is a lifelong resident of Hudson and currently lives in town with her husband Chuck.  Lisa is employed full time at Bose Corporation in Stow, MA where she works as a Business Systems and Process Lead in the Global Marketing Communications department.  She holds a Certificate in Database Design and Administration from Northeastern University and she is a certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.  In her spare time, Lisa enjoys golfing with her husband and teaching Indoor Cycling classes at Boost Fitness in Hudson and Northborough.


Mario DiMare - Sexton

Mario joined our staff June 2012. 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 35 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.