Meet Our Staff

Ken Glasier – Lead Pastor

Pastor Ken graduated from Colorado State University and Denver Seminary. He is about… Loving God, Loving People, Living God’s Message.

Pastor Ken is married to Helen. She is a teacher at Mt. Zion Christian in Manchester, NH.  Their daughter, Katie, lives in New Hampshire and works for the Apple Corporation.  Lindsey is married to Kody Aten. They are parents to Karter and live in Gloucester, MA.
Pastor Ken and his family enjoy the performing arts, theater, live music and clean comedy. For relaxation, Ken enjoys photography, fly fishing and being a bee-keeper.

ken@orchardnh.org

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Karyn Cartier – Pastor for Pastoral Care

Karyn’s contagious enthusiasm and zest for life are fueled by a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ, a burning desire to see lives changed for and by Him, and a strong sense of gratitude for the privilege of engaging in ministry for the Lord. Karyn is the Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care at The Orchard.

 

A native of New England, Karyn was born in Massachusetts and came to New Hampshire in 1972 by way of Canterbury where she attended a private boarding school.  After three years in the country, Karyn fell in love with New Hampshire and has called it her home ever since.

Though Karyn felt God’s sure call upon her life as early as 1987, it was 20+ years before the Lord was ready to “plug her in” to full time ministry.  The intervening years were filled with investing in her marriage to Rick, raising their son Justin, building their home and pursuing an education.  Karyn earned her GED from the NH Department of Education; an Associate in Science from the NH Technical College, Manchester Campus; a Bachelor of Science Biology from Notre Dame College and a Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

During her life before ministry Karyn worked in retail management, owned and operated private businesses and worked as a Lab Scientist for the NH Department of Health and Human Services.  After graduating, Karyn taught as an Assistant Laboratory Instructor at Notre Dame College and went on to serve in the Science Department at Pembroke Academy High School, teaching grades 9-12.  All of these experiences have uniquely gifted Karyn for ministry in Pastoral Care.

Through her daily devotion and Bible study, Karyn has identified Ephesians 4:11-13 as her life verse:

11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherdsand teachers,

12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood,to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
At the Orchard, Karyn enjoys “equipping the saints” by being part of the Teaching Team, engaging in Pastoral Counseling for individuals, serving in Worship and implementing programs.  But perhaps her greatest gift is the ability to simply come alongside people and point them to Jesus.  Everyday Karyn counts it a privilege to Love God, Love People and live God’s Message in this broken and hurting world.

kcartier@orchardnh.org

Ryan Leland – Pastor of Marketplace Ministry

Ryan Leland is our Assistant Pastor of Marketplace Ministries.  A “tentmaker”, Ryan works full time at a local financial firm in the training department.  Outside of work, Ryan enjoys his time with his wife Amy and children.  He is an avid reader of history and Reformed theology.  At the Orchard, Ryan enjoys serving in the corporate worship service, leading small groups, and being available to counsel and encourage.  Ryan finds the most encouragement from seeing others dig into the Word of God and have their eyes opened to the truth of who Jesus is, what He has done, and what He will do.
Ryan was born in West Brookfield, MA and became a Christian in his sophomore year in high school.  From there, Ryan attended the University of Connecticut and earned a BA in Political Science.  Furthermore, he holds a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.  Ryan has been attending and serving the Orchard and predecessor church Londonderry Presbyterian Church for 10 years. Prior to serving at the Orchard, Ryan served as Youth Director at Litchfield Community Church, Presbyterian.
Ryan’s conviction and prayer is for God’s people in the Orchard and the broader American church to be gripped with a passion to seek the glory of God in worship.  Worship occurs corporately on the Lord’s Day where the church enters into God’s throne room.  But also, worship occurs in our day to day lives.  Therefore, Ryan’s “title” of Assistant Pastor of Marketplace Ministries carries a two-fold purpose: 1) To serve Jesus Christ in the marketplace, raising His flag there and working in a chaplaincy capacity; 2) To encourage members of the Body of Christ to consider what they do at work, home, and retirement as a calling God has given them.  In our place of employment, we are to serve Christ in word and deed so that others may see our conduct and glorify God.
Ryan’s life verse is from Romans 11:36:  “For from Him, and through Him, and to Him are all things.  To Him be the glory forever.  Amen.”
Soli Deo Gloria

Lisa Powers – Director of Administration

Lisa attended Evangel University and UNH, graduating with a BA in Psychology, and a Masters in Education from Notre Dame College. Lisa, along with her husband Chris and two children, Alex and Emily, have called The Orchard their church family for over 17 years. Having a background working with children, Lisa was initially drawn to Children’s Ministry, where she served for over 15 years. Although still deeply invested in children and youth, she has recently discovered a desire to focus her time and experience in the area of church administration, where she appreciates seeing the details come together across all areas of ministry.

lpowers@orchardnh.org

Brian and Tesni Freed – Leaders in Worship

Music and teamwork have always been part of Brian and Tesni’s relationship. In fact, the Freeds met as classmates in the Music Department at Geneva College: Brian earned his Bachelor’s in Music Education, and Tes received her Bachelor’s in Music & Biblical Studies. While members of a church in Manchester, they volunteered on the praise team for six years, including as leaders. Brian and Tes began to offer their combined experience and heart for worship as members and staff of The Orchard in September 2015.
Brian is originally from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He moved to New Hampshire in order to become a full-time music teacher for Epping Middle and High Schools, where he still teaches chorus and general music. Brian is pursuing a Master’s in Music Education from Gordon College and plans to graduate in 2016. His instruments include voice, guitar, trumpet, and ukulele.

Tes grew up in Windham, and she actively used her musical gifts and passion for ministry within area churches and Christian schools. She achieved a Master’s in Professional Writing in May 2015 and works full-time as Development Associate at the New Hampshire Association for the Blind in Concord. Tes is a singer-songwriter whose instruments are voice and keyboard.

The Freeds have been married for more than five years and live in Londonderry.

 

Nicole Cobb -Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Nicole and her husband Matt live in Manchester, NH with their three children, Emma, Jason and Ellie.  She has been fortunate enough to be a stay at home Mom while working on her degree in Education and Human Services.  Nicole is currently attending Southern NH University and pursuing a Bachelor in Education and Human Services with a minor in Special Education. She has a strong passion for working with children and especially those with special needs. Her previous  employment includes working with preschool children for 15 years, then moving on to Easter Seals to work with young children diagnosed with Autism. Some of Nicole’s hobbies include horseback riding and photography as well as spending time with her family. Nicole developed a love for teaching children about Jesus and his love for them while teaching Sunday School off and on since the age of 12.  She also cares deeply about setting a strong Christ-centered foundation for the children to build on as they grow by teaching, caring and working with their families!

ncobb@orchardnh.org

Clint Perry – Youth Intern

Clint Perry has been a youth intern with The Orchard since the Summer of 2013. He participates year-round in our various youth and children’s programs. He is from Londonderry, and is pursuing a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in teaching at UMass Lowell. Clint leads The Orchard’s Youth Worship Team and is actively involved in our Student Ministry. He is interested in building relationships and sharing God’s love with others.

 

 

Lisa Graham – Small Group Coach

Lisa Graham is currently serving The Orchard as a Coach for Small Groups.

lisagrahamjr@comcast.net

Patti Wege – Connection Ministry

Patti and her husband Tim have called the Orchard their church home for some time, and they love seeing what Jesus is doing in this congregation and community! Patti is currently serving The Orchard as the Connection Ministry Coordinator.

patti@orchardnh.org

Mary Calawa – Bookkeeper

Mary has been in ministry most of her adult life.  After graduating from the University of Maine – Orono with a degree in Business Administration, Mary was a Campus Staff Member with  InterVarsity  Christian Fellowship at UMass-Amherst, where she met and married her husband, Marty.  They have 4 children.  Mary led a women’s Bible study for 20 years and then served as an interim Youth Director.  She was blessed to be home with the children for many years, and now works as the bookkeeper at The Orchard.

mcalawa@orchardnh.org

Scott Rowe – Director of Student Ministries

Scott Rowe was raised in Connecticut and has spent his post high school years in the south, mostly in Alabama. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in secondary education from the University of Montevallo.

He was an Officer in the U.S. Army for 5 years and served in Afghanistan. Scott was honorably discharged from the Army in 2009.

Scott came to know Jesus as his personal Savior after his time in the service. He has a heart to serve Jesus and to disciple students.

After completing his Master in Education, he taught middle/high school science for 4 years. He was recognized as teacher of the year for Gulf Shores Middle School in 2014-15.

Scott has been the head coach for wrestling, boy’s and girls’ soccer, and was an assistant football coach. He was also a FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Huddle Coach. Scott served as a Youth Advisor for three years at Liberty Church in Foley, AL.

More recently, Scott has been following Jesus’ call to come back to the North East. He has completed a yearlong outdoor leadership and adventure educational instruction program from Greenfield Community College in MA. Scott is certified in several outdoor adventure activities. This summer, Scott has been working as an expedition instructor for The Wilderness School with the Dept. of Children and Family services in CT.

Scott and his new bride, Katie, work together in serving the students of The Orchard!

scott@orchardnh.org

Mary Scourick – Financial Secretary

Mary Scourick is the Financial Secretary of The Orchard. She makes her home in Hudson with her son, Jackson. Mary is also involved in leading small groups and Bible studies. Mary leads our Single’s Ministry as well.

Mary is responsible for depositing and recording all donations/income to The Orchard. If you have questions about your contribution statement, please contact Mary at mscourick@orchardnh.org