Our Team


(The Rev.) Scott A. Ciosek

Scott is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and is Rector of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Dartmouth, MA where he has served since July 2013. He simultaneously serves as Executive Director and founder of The Bridge: A Center for Hope and Healing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit counseling and behavioral health center located on the campus of St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Since January 2020, Scott serves as the Episcopal Chaplain of UMass Dartmouth in the Center of Religious and Spiritual Life.

A native of Somerset, Scott was a member of St. John of God Parish in Somerset and is a 1993 graduate of UMass Dartmouth. He then received a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1996 and then completed his theological training by earning a Master of Divinity degree in 2000, both from St. John's Seminary in Brighton, MA.

Originally ordained on June 3, 2000 in the Roman Catholic tradition where he served as a priest for five years, Scott later received a Diploma of Anglican Studies from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge and was received as a priest in the Episcopal Church by the late Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. Scott has also served as Adjunct Professor at Bristol Community College in Fall River where he taught a humanities course, “Coping with Life and Death” as well as "Introduction to Philosophy." Scott currently serves the diocese as Dean of the Mt. Hope-Buzzards Bay Deanery of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and lives in Dighton, MA with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children.

In a parish setting, Scott is energized by parish growth, contemporary liturgical music and spirit-filled liturgy, community outreach, making new disciples and revisioning and reimagining new models of church that are relevant to the contemporary world.


Our Music Director

Craig Oliveira

Craig began his musical journey as a toddler, playing the piano at his grandmother’s house.  As a teen, he began taking organ lessons and landed his first organist job in the early 1990s.  Since then, Craig has been heavily involved in church music - not only playing the organ, but also by singing in choirs, playing handbells, and leading and directing at various churches over the decades.

Craig holds a BA in Music as well as an MBA with a focus in organizational leadership, both from UMass Dartmouth. Craig has also studied choral conducting at Westminster Choir College. After the pandemic, Craig joined a rock band as the keyboard player. Since then, he enjoyed bridging his traditional church music background with more contemporary styles.  Craig joined the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Music Ministry as a volunteer in the spring of 2022 and is very excited to work more closely with the music team to find new and creative ways to enhance the worship experience at St. Peter’s.  Craig became our Director of Music in May 2024.

Chris Oliveria

Keyboard Accompanist

Chris Oliveira

Chris has been cultured around music since birth. Chris was known to have identified notes by ear on a keyboard crawling on the floor before he could walk. In 1st grade, Chris’ talent was noticed by Our Lady of Mount Carmel School’s Music Teacher and Piano Instructor, David Langevin. Chris began taking lessons with Mr. Langevin all through high school where he learned music theory and became a classically trained pianist. In the 5th grade, Chris began playing for school Masses and ultimately, became a liturgical pianist and organist.

Chris learned to play the church organ on the classic 1920’s built Hooks & Hastings full pipe organ at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in New Bedford under the direction of then-pastor Fr. Henry S. Arruda. At the age of 18, Chris then took a full-time organist position with the Parish of St. Anthony’s in Taunton. Since then, Chris has played at several different parishes and built musical bonds and connections with many other musicians.

Chris’ love for playing music has also gone far beyond the church walls. Chris played for several bands of various genres, continuously polishing his piano and keyboard skills. He has been a pianist for musicals such as: Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, etc. just to name a few. Today, he is on his 7th year as a part of the house band for the International Portuguese Music Awards (IPMA) which hosts world renowned artists from all over the world.

When Chris is not playing music, his occupation is in the Medical Gas field where he has many years of hands on experience and project managing teams of technicians to design, maintain, install, and certify Medical Gas systems in hospitals and urgent care centers throughout the Southcoast and beyond; as well as years of commercial plumbing and HVAC project management experience.

Chris has a passion for sharing his music with people. Music enhances prayer and is an important expression of everyone’s spirituality. Chris lives his life with a strong sense of family and he is beyond ecstatic to join the Music Team here at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. His goal is to create a bond through music with the team and all current and future parishioners.

Chris Oliveira

Cantor / Leader of Song

Maureen Huberman

Maureen began her musical journey at a young age. She has followed in the footsteps of her mother, who was an accomplished pianist and vocalist.

Music is the core to Maureen’s heart and soul. A native to the South Coast, Maureen grew up on the stage – from violin lessons and ballet recitals to work with the Zeiterion Theatre and beyond. Maureen holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music (Opera performance) from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, a Master’s of Education from Bridgewater State University, and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Merrimack College. As a current Teaching and Learning Specialist with the New Bedford Public Schools, Maureen brings her passion for the arts daily to her students.

When not at school Maureen and her husband established Camp Triple Threat, LLC in 2019. A performing arts camp for kids ages 6-14 years of age. Through this camp, she can hone her passion for performance and guide the next generation of performers to the stage. The camp is now in its sixth season and growing every year.

Maureen is delighted to join the music ministry team at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. She is looking forward to sharing her passion for music with the parish community.


Cantor / Leader of Song

Lindsey Ashworth

Lindsey Ashworth is a recent college graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Theatre Performance from Rhode Island College in Providence, RI. She has spent numerous years teaching voice and theatre to youth performers across the Southcoast, while also performing in several shows. Past credits include Reality Romance (Destiny M), Cabaret (Fraulein Kost/Sally Bowles u/s), 1776 (Martha Jefferson), and The Little Mermaid (Andrina). When not performing, you will find her walking and playing fetch with her beloved golden doodle. Lindsey also has previous ministry experience serving in parish settings as a Cantor / Leader of Song and is excited to be joining the Music Ministry at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church.

Lindsey Ashworth

Financial Administrator

Michelle L. Letts, EFPM

A Southcoast native, Michelle has over 35 years experience in medical practice management and accounting including human resource, payroll, HIPAA, medical billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgets, projections and business restructuring.

Michelle Letts