Ministry Staff

Currently in a Pastoral Search for a new Lead Pastor.


Associate Minister of Visitation

Rev. Mike Matthews


Pastor Mike joined the New Beginnings ministry team in the Fall of 2013.  He is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA and an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. Prior to partnering with New Beginnings, Pastor Mike has ministered in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Vermont.

Email: michael.mike.matthews@gmail.com

Office Administrator

Phyllis Huntley


Phyllis joined the ministry team of New Beginnings in April of 2004. In addition to her office responsibilities, Phyllis has a love and passion for missions and for the discipleship of children. Phyllis leads our Wednesday night Kids Time program during the school year and participates in Kidz Passport to Missions and Bible Adventure Camp (formerly called Vacation Bible School).

Email: office.LNBnazarene@gmail.com

Ministry Teams

Executive Board

Highest level of elected leadership in our church structure.

2018-19 Executive Board:

District Superintendent, Ken Stanford (Interim Lead Pastor) – Nyles Johnson (Executive Secretary) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Tony Gillespie (Chair of Stewards) – Bob Phillips (Chair of Trustees) – Eric Johansen (SDMI Superintendent) – Jaimie Gareau (NMI President) – Bea Gillespie (NYI President)

Board of Trustees

The Trustees coordinate and cultivate care for our facilities and properties

2018-19 Trustees:

Bob Phillips (Chair) – Mike Beevers – Deb Jordan – Tom Spaulding – Roberta Tibbetts


Board of Stewards

The Stewards are ministers who support the members of our community, our Pastors, and our corporate worship

2018-19 Stewards:

Tony Gillespie (Executive Chair) – Esther Phillips (Ministry Chair) -Martha Barnard – Gregg Lantos – Sheila Lantos


Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI)

SDMI coordinates and cultivates our educational and discipleship ministries

2018-19 SDMI Board:

Eric Johansen (Superintendent) – Bea Gillespie (NYI) – Heather DeAngelis – Ruth Duquette –  Susan Masters – Diane Spaulding – Jaimie Gareau (NMI) – Pastor  (ex officio)


Nazarene Missions International (NMI)

NMI coordinates, cultivates, and supports both local and overseas missions in and through our local church

2018-19 NMI Executive Council:

Jaimie Gareau (President) – Ranée Boyd (Vice-President) –  Tina Owens (Secretary) –  Chris Brennion (Treasurer) – Ian Gillespie  – Mike Beevers – Rev. Mike Matthews (District NMI) – Pastor (ex officio)


Nazarene Youth International (NYI)

NYI coordinates and supports youth discipleship and fellowship ministries for students 6th – College & Career

2018-19 NYI Executive Council:

Pastor  (Chair) – Bea Gillespie (President) – TBA (Vice-President) – TBA (Council Members) – TBA (Adult Members)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee overseas income and expenses, prepares the Annual Budget, and makes practical and policy-related financial recommendations to the church board

2018-19 Finance Committee:

Lynda Johnson (Chair) – D.S. Ken Stanford (Interim Lead Pastor) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Deb Jordan – Vickie Phillips


Membership Committee

The Membership Committee oversees our membership records, interviews new members, and makes membership recommendations to the church board

2018-19 Church Membership Committee

Lead Pastor – Chair (TBD) – Lucy Bollinger – Maxine Genest

Church of the Nazarene – Loudon, NH