The Staff at Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church
Bob Merrill, Pastor
Bob is the 2nd installed pastor to serve KCPC. He arrived from Georgia in 2001, where he had served as both a pastor and Associate Pastor since 1991. Prior to that Bob served churches in KY and NJ. He and his wife Ginger have been married 36 years. To find out more about Bob, visit www.pastorbobnlnh.com.
Roberta Hollinger, Dir. of Christian Education
Roberta is a charter member of KCPC. She began teaching Sunday School in the Ladies’ Room at Colby Sawyer when KCPC was a fellowship in 1986. She has been involved in the KCPC Sunday School programs ever since. She retired from teaching, and joined the KCPC staff in 2009. She and her husband Jeff have four children, and two grand children. You can see them out on their tandem bike.
Shelley Geoghegan, Church Office Manager
Shelley became the Office Manager in September 2015. Originally from New Jersey, she lives in Canaan, NH with her husband Tom. A move is being planned to the New London area soon. Her background includes work with nonprofits doing fundraising, administration, and bookkeeping, and experience with small business ownership. KCPC reminds Shelley of the church she grew up with in NJ, Hobbies include baking, sewing, reading, and jewelry-making.
Lorraine Christy, Church Keeper
Lorraine became the Church Keeper at KCPC in January 2012. She is originally from Poughkeepsie, New York. Lorraine loves to cook, garden and shop (vintage is a plus). She has 3 Granddaughters who are wonderful. She runs her own residential and commercial cleaning business. Lorraine resides in Andover.
Fran Putnam, Music Director
Fran joined the KCPC staff as Music Director in January 2016. In 2011, she relocated here from Connecticut where she served as a choral director and professional soloist for many years. Fran adores teaching and has a very full roster of voice students of all ages. She and her husband, Gerry, are blessed to live on a beautiful farm and love working together in their recording studio. Their combined family has 8 grown children (4 are happily married), 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson with the potential of many more!! Along with their shared love of music and family, Fran and Gerry love to spend time at their summer home in the high peaks of the Adirondacks.
Missy Owen, Church Accompanist
Missy joined the KCPC staff in September 2006, playing the piano for the 8:15 service. On Christmas Eve 2015, Missy's role expanded to accompany the 10:00 service, the choir and other musicians. She enjoys giving piano lessons and accompanying the Kearsarge Regional High and Middle School Choruses. When not sitting on a piano bench, she is selling real estate. Missy grew up in New London, and presently lives in town with her husband Jeff and 3 children. Having one child recently graduated from college, one a senior in college, and one pursuing her dream to become an Olympic snowboarder, the term empty nester is a term she is becoming used to!
Hannah Brigham, Nursery Attendant
Hannah is a 10th grader at Bishop Brady High School in Concord, where she has ample opportunities to pursue her love of learning and athletics (soccer and lacrosse). An insatiable reader and blessed with a big heart, she loves kids and really enjoys her Sundays in the nursery. Hannah was confirmed at KCPC last year. She and her family (parents Pete and Robin, sisters Sonja and Josephine) live on an old farm in Goshen.