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The MVCMA Board of Directors

Welcome to Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association (MVCMA) Board of Directors information page. The Board of Directors welcomes you to the Campground and encourages everyone to take part in the community.


The MVCMA Board of Directors consists of 21 members who are nominated and elected by the Board itself. Members are elected to three-year terms and 7 board members are elected to the board annually at the August board meeting.


The Board of Directors typically. meet four times a year: in August at the Annual Meeting of the board, and in October/November, January/February and May.

Act of Incorporation and Bylaws of the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts

All committee members are asked to sign a commitment form, similar to the one Board members sign after being elected. This helps protect sensitive information from being shared outside the context of a committee meeting. You can see that form by clicking below:

The board is organized into the following committees:
Standing Committees: Audit, Buildings & Grounds, Finance & Investment, Long Range Planning, Nominating, Personnel, Programs, Residential Lease, Special Lease, Spiritual Life, and Visitor & Museum.

Ad Hoc Committees: Architectural Review, Development, Historical Preservation & Archives, Insurance, Memorial Gifts & Scholarship, Tabernacle House & 4 Montgomery Sq., Tabernacle Restoration, Communications, and the Social Justice, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force.

You are invited to engage with the Board of Directors. During the summer season, you can share your ideas at the “Board Member on the Porch” forum sessions scheduled periodically throughout the summer, or by approaching board members with your ideas and feedback.

Board Membership

Members of the MVCMA Board make policy and operational decisions concerning the Association. Because the MVCMA has a small paid staff (above right), members of the Board are also called upon to assist the MVCMA Staff in the management and operation of the MVCMA’s daily operations, particularly during the busy summer months.

Members of the MVCMA Board are selected by existing members of the board from among those who have applied to join the board. Consistent with the MVCMA’s history and tradition, the current bylaws require 2/3 of the 21 members of the Board to be members in good standing of an established Christian church or Jewish synagogue. Otherwise, anyone willing to serve and to fulfill the fiduciary duties of a member of the Board is eligible to serve. Board members are usually leaseholders, who maintain a cottage in the MVCMA Campgrounds, but this is not necessary to be elected to the Board. The MVCMA Articles of Incorporation and its current bylaws are available here.

To Apply:
​Applications for an open position on the MVCMA Board are solicited in June, July, and August. Applicants are asked to submit an application form and to attend a reception to get acquainted with current members of the Board, in mid-August

Downloadable Application Form - available here.   
If you would like a blank form printed for you to pick up at the office, please email:

2023  Board Nomination Timeline:

Wednesday, July 5th, 4-5:30PM | Informal Q&A 
4 Montgomery Square Gallery Space

Thursday, August 3rd, 4-5:30PM | Informal Q&

4 Montgomery Square Gallery Space

Curious about applying to be on the Board and want to know more about what the work entails?  Stop by for refreshments and a casual chat with the Nominating Committee. 

Wednesday, August 9th | Deadline for Applications
Board member applications should be emailed to or dropped off at the Office during office hours.

Monday, August 14th, 4-6 PM | Reception/Interviews with Board Applicants
Attendance at this event is not mandatory but is strongly recommended.  This is a chance for current Board Members to get to know applicants and their strengths, skills, and interests.

4 Montgomery Square Gallery Space

Saturday, August 19th | Board Meeting/Election of New Board Members

Applicants are informed of results after the meeting.

Sunday, August 20th, 4PM | Leaseholders Meeting
Announcement of New Board Members to the Campground Community.



Andrew Patch


Architectural Review (Co-Chair)
Historical Preservation
Tabernacle Restoration (Co-Chair)

Andrew Patch is a patent lawyer and an avid amateur historian of the early history of Oak Bluffs and the Camp Meeting Association. He is the father of three daughters and the grandfather of two grandsons and one granddaughter, all of whom enjoy spending time in Oak Bluffs during the summer months.


Molly Shabica

Vice President

Personnel (Chair)
Program (Co-Chair)
Memorial Gifts & Scholarship
Social Justice, Diversity, & Inclusion Task Force (Co-Chair)

Molly is a physics and chemistry teacher in the Bronx, NYC.  She has taught in the New York City public schools since 2002 except for two years when Molly spent two years teaching at the American International School of Bamako from 2010-2012 when she moved to Mali with her family. She is a Master Teacher with the Math for America organization since 2013. She has been coming to the MVCMA her whole life and appreciates that her own children can have a similar campground kid experience. 


Eliza Curtis


Finance & Investments
Long Range Planning
Special Lease
Tabernacle Restoration (Co-Chair)

Eliza has worked for Marriott International for over 16 years in various financial leadership roles, currently acting as a Bench Director of Finance supporting 150+ managed hotels along the East Coast.  Her professional work often includes implementing new systems and initiatives, and streamlining local policies and procedures.  Eliza's cottage has been in her family since 1960, and previously had a year round presence when her grandparents retired here in the early 80's.  Now taking up the role of fourth generation owner; Eliza, her husband, and two sons, along with two dogs and a cat, enjoy the harbor views year round themselves.

Coming Soon

Jim Duffy


Building & Grounds
Special Lease (Chair)
Spiritual Life (Chair)



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