Brewster Baptist has four full time Pastors: Doug Scalise, David Pranga, Barbara Burrill, and Luke Stehr

Pastor Doug Scalise

Pastor Doug in his office

Pastor Doug Scalise

Our Lead Pastor is Rev. Dr. Douglas Scalise, who began his ministry at Brewster Baptist Church on October 1, 1995. Doug and his wife, Jill, have been married since 1989 and they have two sons, Nathan, who recently graduated from Swarthmore College, and Greg, who is a junior at Harvard College. Born in Boston and raised in Brookline, MA, Doug is the son and grandson of pastors.

Doug graduated cum laude from Colby College ’86 in Waterville, Maine where he double majored in American Studies and History and Boston University School of Theology ’89 (Master of Divinity in Biblical and Historical Studies). He earned his Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1999. Doug’s primary ministry interests are preaching, leadership, equipping people for ministry, spirituality, and making disciples. Several themes at the core of Doug’s philosophy of ministry are sharing God’s love, grace, and mercy and the joy we have in Jesus while serving God and others.

Outside of BBC, Doug enjoys playing baseball with the Orleans Pirates in the Veteran’s Baseball League of Cape Cod in the spring and fall and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Brewster Whitecaps in the Cape Cod Baseball League. Doug likes watching the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics, movies, especially comedies and classics, reading good books, going for long walks with Jill, and spending time with family and friends.


Pastor David Pranga joined the staff of Brewster Baptist Church in August of 2014 and serves as our Executive Pastor.

Pastor David Pranga outside Brewster Baptist

Pastor David Pranga

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in coaching, he received a Master's degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.

David has served as a Campus Pastor with Youth for Christ, and served in church ministry as both a Youth and Associate Pastor. Before joining our congregation, David was Associate Pastor at Chapel of the Cross in Westborough, MA.

David works with the staff, core ministry leaders, and many volunteers at BBC, overseeing the ministries, administration, finances, and operations. David enjoys the church ministries working together to reach their goals, and has gifts in Administration, Leadership, and Shepherding.

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, David met his beautiful wife, Christy (who also grew up in Wisconsin), in college through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship. They have been married since 1997 and have their own tribe of five children (Rebekah, Rachel, Jeremiah, Elizabeth, and Hannah).

David enjoys spending time with his family, playing card and board games, camping, reading, movies, and is a huge sports fan. David’s favorite sports teams are the Green Bay Packers and all his Wisconsin Badgers teams. David has also completed three Ironman triathlons.


Pastor Barbara Burrill joined the staff of Brewster Baptist Church in August of 2014, and is the Pastor of Children's Ministry, and the Community Life & Fellowship Ministry.

Pastor Barbara Burrill

Pastor Barbara Burrill

Pastor Barbara grew up in Billerica, MA, graduated from Gordon College in Wenham MA with a degree in education, and is taking classes at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary to further her education. Barbara has taught public school, private school and most recently served as a Director of Children’s Ministry at Grace Chapel in Lexington, MA.

Barbara’s vision of ministry is to come alongside parents on this journey, creating a space at BBC where children and students are irresistibly drawn to Christ. Her prayer is that this ministry will allow the Holy Spirit to work in the lives of these children and their parents. With God’s help children and students will come to be known, loved and find a church home that cares for them unconditionally.

She also plans events to bring together all ages within the church, such as renting a entire bowling facility, and with a focus on providing more senior options such as “Lunch with the Conductor of the Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra, Jung-Ho Pak”.

When not at BBC Barbara loves to be with her family and friends enjoying movies, board games and reading. Barbara is an auntie to 1 niece and 5 nephews whom she adores! She is also a big Boston sports fan and loves all of the beautiful spots to be with God at the beach and ponds in the area.


Pastor Luke Stehr joined the staff of Brewster Baptist Church in September of 2017 and serves as our Pastor of Students and Spiritual Formation.

Pastor Luke Stehr

Pastor Luke Stehr

Luke is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, but he grew up in Hartselle, Alabama and Bolivar, MO. Luke graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University (’12) with degrees in English and Religion. While at Southwest Baptist, he met his wife Kelsey when they went together on a mission trip to central India. Luke and Kelsey have been married since 2013. During college, Luke and Kelsey worked extensively with youth and children at a summer camp in Oklahoma.

Luke attended seminary at Baylor University’s Truett Seminary in Waco, Texas, and graduated with his M.Div. in 2017. While attending seminary, he worked as a Resident Chaplain in Baylor’s residence halls, providing pastoral care, counseling, and programming to undergraduate students living on campus at Baylor. While living in Waco, Luke and Kelsey had their first daughter in 2016; her name is Evelyn.

Luke is passionate about helping the church engage our ever-changing culture, and loves helping people of all ages grow more deeply in their faith. At BBC, Luke works with our middle school and high school students, as well as our adult small groups and Sunday School classes. In his free time, Luke enjoys running, cooking, and being outdoors.