The Rev. David A. Lima, Executive Minister

A lifelong resident of New Bedford, Rev. Lima co-pastors New Seasons Worship Center in East Freetown with his wife, the Rev. Joanne Lima. Married for 25 years, they have three children. Over the years, the Rev. Lima has served in a variety of leadership positions at the Council, including the presidency from 2001-05. He also has been active in the Council's Clergy and Kids Lunch Program in the New Bedford Elementary Schools and the Clergy Ride Along ministry with the New Bedford police Department


Constance R. Teixeira, Council Administrator / Finance Manager

Connie has 38 years of clerical experience combined with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. She is a graduate of Southeastern Massachusetts University with a B.A. degree in history. She is a communicant of  Holy Name Church in Fall River. To further the Mission of the Council, she provides support to the Executive Minister, the Staff and the Board of Directors. Among other duties, Connie routinely manages reception for the Council's property, all administrative correspondence, coordination of volunteer ministries, facilitation of weekly staff meetings, financial development, development and implementation of policies and procedures, design and maintenance of the Council's extensive database as week as computer hardware and software maintenance for the Council's computer systems.  In 2010, Connie began working as the Finance Manager for the Council.