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.
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.
Ryan Leland – Pastor of Marketplace Ministry
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.
Brian and Tesni Freed – Leaders in Worship
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org