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Meet Plymouth’s Ministry Team

Plymouth’s ministry team is committed to crafting transformative faith experiences for our community that are open, inclusive,  and relevant. They are here to serve you – please don’t hesitate to reach out and say hello!

Rev. Joe Zarro


Rev. Joe Zarro graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 2009 and previously served United Church of the Valley in Temecula, CA. Rev. Joe preaches and teaches the love of God and importance of service and discipleship. A southern California native, he now lives in Belmont with his wife, Sara, and two young children Nathan and Ellie.

Dr. Hugh Hinton

Music Director and Organist

Hugh Hinton began serving Plymouth Congregational Church as music director and organist in 2016. He enjoys a varied musical life as a pianist, organist, choral director, educator, and church musician. He serves as Director of Campus Music Activities at Merrimack College in North Andover, and teaches piano at the Longy School of Music of Bard College in Cambridge. A native of Louisiana, he received a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College, and a master’s degree and doctorate in music from New England Conservatory. He holds the Colleague certification in organ from the American Guild of Organists. He is married to Rev. Heather Hinton, ordained in the UCC. They live in Winchester, MA with their son Isaac. He enjoys walking in the Middlesex Fells or anywhere outdoors. He invites all people to take part fully in the musical life of the congregation.

Janet Allen

Church Administrator

Janet Allen has a BA in Psychology from Agnes Scot College, Decatur, GA, and an MST in Mathematics from Boston College. Janet was born in South Texas and spent her early years there before moving with her mother and sister to Coastal Georgia. She enjoys reading, playing computer games, and singing soprano.