Catherine Allard, who goes by Pastor Cat, was born and raised in New Hampshire and earned her BA in English degree (with a minor in Social Work) from the University of New Hampshire in 1999. Her young adult years were exciting professionally, first working in Residence Life programs on college campuses, and then at the YWCA of NH - focusing on positive youth development, creating safe space for GLBTQIA youth, challenging harmful social norms, and exposing the unexamined nature of "isms" - especially sexism, heterosexism/homophobia and racism.
Catherine graduated from Andover Newton Theological School with an M.Div in 2014 and was unanimously approved for ordination pending call in the Hillsborough Association of the NH Conference of the UCC last November. She is a true generalist, with gifts in the areas of worship leadership, pastoral care, Christian education, and organizational leadership. In every ministry setting, Cat's accessibility, authenticity, emotional and spiritual depth and maturity, and great love have been affirmed as among her greatest gifts. Catherine has served faith communities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
We are excited for you to meet Cat and she looks forward to meeting all of you and journeying with us.
Kathi and Kelsey grew up in this church a few decades apart. Now Kathi and Caitlin (see listing) lead the Youth Group.
Tim teaches the youth class, sings in choir, leads robotics teams, and is always fixing something around the church.
Marie Van Patten
Marie coordinates the Sunday School program, has worked as a forest ranger, and is very active in her son’s scout troop.
Wayne is an accomplished carpenter, and has made many of our beautiful wood pieces. He and his wife, Shirley, have a local school named in their honor.
Caitlin grew up in this church, and now leads the youth group with Kathi Kinnear-Hill, who also returned as an adult.
Ron, with his cousin Steve, are descendants of one of the first families of the congregation. He is dedicated to making the church shine.
Jack is a retired pastor who blends wisdom, kindness and humor. He inspires the men’s breakfast group to begin each month with high expectations.