Collaborative Staff


Fr. Ronald Coyne


phone:857.342.9500 x13
Fr. Coyne is a Bostonian by birth, having been raised in Roslindale and West Roxbury. He graduated from Catholic Memorial High School and was ordained a priest in 1973. Much of his ministry has been in parishes in Mattapan, Dorchester, Roslindale and Charlestown (also serving in Weymouth and Randolph).  He was active in these Boston parishes when forced bussing was implemented (Mattapan) and when Boston Public Housing was integrated (Charlestown). Fr. Coyne was instrumental in organizing the Charlestown After Murder Program (CHAMP), working with the families determined to seek justice for their murdered loved ones.  Much of his priesthood has been centered around ministry to children, teenagers and young adults in CYO and Youth Ministry.  Since June 2014 he is the pastor of three parishes that comprise the Blue Hills Collaborative. He is now reaching out to those ministering in the various faith traditions in his new neighborhood, to rejuvenate an interfaith association and lead by example.


Fr. Charles Madi-Okin

Parochial Vicar

phone: 857.342.9500 x16
Fr. Charles a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and one of the six children of Celine Kinsaba Madi and the late Julien Madi.  Before entering St. John Seminary for theological formation, he attended elementary school in Kipala, Congo, Institute Bosembo in Kinshaha, Congo and completed university study at Saint Augustine in Dakar in the West African nation of Senegal. He  was ordained by Sean O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston on May 26, 2007 at the Cathedral Holy Cross of Boston. He loves his ministry and with God's grace, tries to live it every day.



John Matthews

Finance & Operations Manager

phone: 857.342.9500 x12
John D. Matthews joined the Blue Hills Collaborative as the Finance and Operations Manager in August 2014. He has 34 years of accounting experience with non-profit and quasigovernmental establishments. In his last assignment, John was the Controller for a Work Force Development employer. He worked there for eighteen years. He graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Major in Accounting.



David Jenkins

Director of Music

phone: 857.342.9500
David Jenkins is our Music Director for the Blue Hills Collaborative. His responsibilities include selecting the music for all our liturgies, scheduling our musicians, and maintaining our many instruments. David had been the organist and Music Director at Most Precious Blood Church for over 40 years before assuming the same role for the Collaborative.


Sheila Farley

Religious Education Coordinator

phone:857.342.9500 x22
Sheila Farley is our religious ed coordinator and is responsible for the religious education and spiritual formation of the children and young people in Grades K – 10 in our 3-parish collaborative. Together with a team of caring and enthusiastic catechists and assistants, we create a safe and welcoming learning environment, where we share our knowledge of the Catholic faith with our students, as well as their families.


Ana Chavez

Office Manager

phone: 857.342.9500 x10
Ana Chavez is the primary contact for our parishioners and also provides administrative assistance. Ana was educated in New York City, where she received a degree in Business Administration. She is a member of Sacred Heart parish in Roslindale and is honored to be working for the Catholic Church, especially with the people of the Blue Hills Collaborative.


Patricia Grant

Staff Support

phone: 857.342.9500 x17
Patricia Grant greets and welcomes visitors both in person and via telephone. She helps book mass intentions and funerals, types up baptism, marriage and other parish certificates, along with many other duties. Patricia comes to the Collaborative following a 3-month internship with the Archdiocese of Boston, where she worked on the VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children for Adults program. 





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