OUR TEAM

  • JOSH WYATT

    LEAD PASTOR, ELDER

      

    Josh is the founder and lead pastor of Charles River. In addition to serving the city of Boston, he has a passion to see the spiritual tide turn in New England in his lifetime. Josh has bachelor and seminary degrees in Religion and Church Ministries, and has started ministries for at-risk youth and families in urban housing developments along with new churches in Greater Boston. On top of his ministries in Boston, he enjoys traveling to speak across the country with a unique focus on the northeast. Josh and his wife Becky have two sons, Isaiah and Luca and a daughter Norah. He loves investing in next generation leaders, coaching his boys' baseball teams, marathon running and exploring New England. Josh and his family live in the Boston neighborhood of West Roxbury.

  • KEVIN MARANDO

    DISCIPLESHIP PASTOR, ELDER

        

    Born in Dorchester, Kevin has a deep love for the people of Boston. Today he lives with his wife, Pam and children, Zoe and Levi, in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood. In his free time he enjoys writing music and reading, and loves exploring Roslindale's Arboretum with his family. A graduate of Framingham State, Kevin is now pursuing his Masters of Divinity through Southern Seminary.

  • DAVID BUTLER

    ELDER

     

    David has spent most of his life planting and pastoring churches. Known as a pastor to pastors, he currently leads "Send Boston", a church planting movement in Greater Boston - spanning from Nashua, NH to Worcester to Cape Cod. He and his wife Gayle are parents to three grown children and proud grandparents to nine grandkids. They live in Jamaica Plain.

  • J.D. MANGRUM

    church planting resident

        

    Hailing from the great state of Georgia, J.D. and his wife Natalie moved to Greenville, South Carolina to plant Origins church in Greenville. Origins connected many artists and young professional to Christ. After leading Origins to partner with new churches in Boston, their love for Boston grew and God called the Mangrum family to do it again, pack up and plant their lives in Boston to start another church. J.D. is serving with Charles River Church while receiving training and preparing to plant a new church for the Boston neighborhood of Charlestown.

  • ANDREW NILSON

    PASTORAL INTERN

        

    Originally from Pennsylvania, Andrew has been with Charles River from the beginning as a freshmen at Bentley University. He has served for several years as a faithful volunteer with our River Kids, spent a summer as an intern, and now serves our ministry team leaders and college ministries. Andrew is currently working on his Masters of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary on the North Shore.

  • BRIAN OWEN

    CHURCH PLANTING RESIDENT

        


  • RACHEL MARTIN

    RIVER KIDS


  • PAM MARANDO

    RIVER KIDS


  • CRYSTAL RODRIGUEZ

    KIDS CONNECT


  • KRISTINA NOWAK

    KIDS CONNECT