Rev. Dr. Cynthia Good

Cynthia was ordained as an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1987. During the early part of her career, she served as full-time pastor for three churches in New England. Beginning in 1999, she shifted her focus to part-time and interim pastoral work in order to devote more time to her family. Over the past 17 years she served as interim pastor for more than a dozen churches. Before being appointed at Calvary, she was Interim Pastor at Lexington United Methodist Church, where she was raised, confirmed, and approved for candidacy in ministry.

Cynthia received her Master of Divinity degree at Yale Divinity School and her Doctorate in Ministry from Hartford Seminary, with a focus on spirituality, creativity, and worship. During seminary she devoted considerable time to working in homeless shelters and food banks and remains passionate about issues of social justice.

Cynthia is married to Alan Pratt and they have two children, Alden and Natalie.

Office Administrator

Susan Goetcheus

Susan G. joined the Calvary staff in January 2014. Her job includes publishing the Sunday bulletins and monthly newsletters, updating the web page, managing rental requests, answering phone calls and email, and watering the choir room piano. She was raised in the United Methodist Church and started attending Calvary when she moved to Arlington in 1998. Before becoming the office admin, she was a stay-at-home, PTO-president, minivan-driving soccer mom, and in her previous work life was a technical writer at IBM. In her free time, she reads, knits, sews, skis, and watches her daughters play Ultimate Frisbee and soccer.

Music Director

Sue Paro

Director of Christian Education

Ryan Harrison

Ryan began working at Calvary in June 2018. He previously worked at King’s Chapel in Boston, where was the Church School Director for almost 3 years. He has a Masters of Sacred Theology and a Masters of Theological Studies, both from Boston University. He was raised and confirmed in the United Methodist Church, and his father and aunt are both ordained elders in the church.


James Garro