Central MA District names new administrative assistant

January 07, 2019

The New England Conference and Central Massachusetts District Superintendent René Perez are pleased to announce that Rebecca Richards Guzman has joined the staff as administrative assistant for the district. She replaces Barbara Jean Moulton who served the district since 2014.
Richards Guzman, the daughter of a United Methodist pastor, is no stranger to the Central MA District. She grew up in Pepperell and Townsend, MA, and East Hartford, CT. She began her new role on Dec. 28, 2018.
For the past three years, Richards Guzman served as Director of Programs and Facilities for Andrews United Methodist Church in western North Carolina. Prior to that she taught English in Peru, and served as Parish Administrator in Washington, D.C.
“It is with excitement that I share this news. Rebecca comes with a lot of passion for ministry, as she is a candidate for ministry, and is looking to attend Boston University in the future,” said Rev. Perez. “She sees this job as an opportunity to extend her call to ministry into the Central Massachusetts District and beyond. Rebecca is a well-organized individual who brings her gifts of communication, organizational management, and passion for The United Methodist Church.”
Rebecca Richards Guzman

“I enjoy working with people. I am passionate about community engagement, social justice, and missions,” Richards Guzman said. “As a lifelong Methodist, I have a deep love and respect for of the connectional work of the Methodist Church as well as the diversity and challenges of our connectional system.” 
Richards Guzman and her three-year-old son William will be living in Manchester, CT, as she transitions to her new home in Central Massachusetts.
Rev. Perez says of Richards Guzman: “She is easy to talk to, pastoral in her approach to her relationships, loves missions, children and youth, and considers community engagement one of her commitments to Christ. I hope you will reach out to her and welcome her, or please feel free to stop by and say hello.”
The Central MA District office is located at 53 Birchwood Drive, Holden, MA 01520. Office hours are  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays. Reach Richards Guzman at (508) 853-1895 or cma@neumc.org