Meet the Staff


 Lead Pastor

 Rev. Sam Simoes

Pastor Sam is the Lead Pastor of South Weymouth since June 2011. Originally from Portugal, Pastor Sam has been involved in church plants in Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, and overseas in the island of Madeira, Portugal. Before taking the role of Lead Pastor at South Weymouth he pastored in Grafton, West Virginia. Holding a MDiv from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Evangelism and a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Religion and Sociology, Pastor Sam has been in full time ministry since 2003, being Ordained in 2005 as an Elder. Through Ministry, Pastor Sam and his family have experienced a move from the established church to the community relevant church, he is focused on the social transformation of the community through the church. We Welcome Pastor Sam and his family to South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene and wish them a blessed ministry in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.


Dave Galbraith, Creative Arts Director of South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene

 Creative Arts Director

 Mr. David Galbraith

David has been the music Director at South Weymouth since September 1992. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and went to college at Eastern Nazarene College where he received a B.A. in Music Education. After graduating from college, David has been involved in both the Salvation Army and the Nazarene church directing choirs and bands, teen and children’s choirs, musical presentations, arranging music, and leading small musical groups. He believes in part-time lay ministry discipleship and found that on staff at South Weymouth Nazarene Church.


Children’s Ministries Director

 Eva Neil

Eva Neil is our part-time Children’s Ministries Director. Eva is also currently employed at Eastern Nazarene College where she has worked since 2001 in the fields of development research and educational advising. She grew up in a small town in southern Michigan and graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in 2001 with a B.S. in Psychology. Eva has also worked in the fields of journalism and child care. Besides spending time with her family, she immensely enjoys music, reading, and a variety of outdoor activities. Eva’s passion is to be used by God to foster the forgiveness and hope of Jesus Christ in the hearts and lives of the children He loves so deeply.



 Pastoral Ministry

 David Restrick

David Restrick has joined our staff in July 2014. David along with his wife, Rhoda served as a global missionary with the Church of the Nazarene assigned to the country of Mozambique as Academic Dean and professor of the Seminário Nazareno em Mozambique. Before his service in Mozambique, David and Rhoda served at a small Bible college in South Africa. David also served as pastor of the Church of the Nazarene in Weston-super-Mare, England, for three years. An ordained Elder, David holds a Th.D. from Boston University, M.Div. from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Nazarene College. David will serve our congregation with pastoral ministries and care.


 JeremyStaffYouth Ministry

 Jeremy Stanford

Jeremy Stanford has officially joined our staff in April 2013 after serving for many years as a volunteer with our teens. His passion to connect God and teens has made Jeremy a great youth leader. Along with his wife Ashley, Jeremy has invested in our youth ministry and developed a relevant relationship between teens and our congregation. Holding a B.A. in History and Business from Eastern Nazarene College, Jeremy is currently a JD candidate at University of Massachusetts Law School. Along with hanging out with Teenagers, Jeremy loves playing games, sports and frozen Yogurt.


Administrative Assistant

BarbFish Mrs. Barbara L. Fish

Barb Fish assumed the responsibilities as Administrative Assistant at South Weymouth Church of the Nazarene in April of 2013. A graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in 1999, previously Barb worked as a freelance writer and a News Librarian at The Patriot Ledger. She is very active with parenting organizations and enjoys spending time with her family.