Rev. David Shaw
Pastor David began his ministry as lead pastor on Sunday, December 16, 2018. David comes to us from the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene in Wareham, MA.
“I was called to full-time pastoral ministry as an 18-year old, recent convert to Christianity. For the past 35+ years I have served in six different congregations in NH, PA, MD and MA. My wife, Lynn, and I have been married since 1980 and have four adult children and one grandchild. The focus of my pastoral ministry has included all generations with a special passion for helping God’s people embrace “the last, the least, and the lost” in ways that embody the transforming love and amazing grace of God. I am a curious person who wants to know what makes things work. I am a hobby-aholic and have tried my hand at everything from woodworking to stained glass to quilting to playing the bagpipes. I am also a certified spiritual director and love being a companion on the spiritual journeys of folks who want to pay better attention to who God is and what he’s doing in their lives and our world.”
Rev. Lynn Shaw
Pastor Lynn began her ministry as associate pastor on Sunday, December 16, 2018. Lynn comes to us from the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene in Wareham, MA.
For the first 15 years of our marriage, I served in ministry alongside my pastor husband happily and with all my heart. My own calling to full-time pastoral ministry was a midlife and a “what-do-I-think-about-women-in-ministry” process that God helped me to settle on New Year’s Day 1998. I was ordained in 2005, and have loved serving in each-and-every-one of the following capacities: Children/Teens Minister, Worship Minister, Worship Consultant, Music Director, Hospital Chaplain, Nursing Home Chaplain, Hospice Chaplain, and Pastor. I have a passion for finding God’s image in each-and-every person I meet, and in strengthening connections in the Body of Christ across the entire Christian spectrum to see God’s Kingdom come and His will be done. My favorite place in the world is the White Mountains, and my favorite hobby, other than spending time having fun with family and friends, is finding waterfalls.
Associate Minister of Missional Engagement
Rev. Isabel Gillespie
Pastor Isabel joined the New Beginnings ministry team in 2017. She is a district-licensed minister who is in the midst of classwork and practical preparation for ordination in The Church of the Nazarene. She is pictured here with her husband, Tony, and her three children; they are all actively involved in ministry here at New Beginnings. Pastor Isabel has served through teaching and mentoring women, leading a monthly children’s mission program, and monthly preaching and ministering in a local nursing home.
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.
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, is currently on sabbatical from volunteer ministries but remains a ‘Shepherd’ for our new Sunday School Rotation Model. Phyllis has lead our Wednesday night Kids Time program, has lead or been the associate teacher for Kidz Passport to Missions, has been a leader in our Journey to Bethlehem advent program and has loved being the lead decorator for Bible Adventure Camp.
Highest level of elected leadership in our church structure.
2019-2020 Executive Board:
David Shaw (Lead Pastor) – Nyles Johnson (Executive Secretary) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – John Duquette (Chair of Stewards) – Bob Phillips (Chair of Trustees) – David Fraser (SDMI Superintendent) – Jaimie Gareau (NMI President) – Bea Gillespie (NYI President)
Board of Trustees
The Trustees coordinate and cultivate care for our facilities and properties
Bob Phillips (Chair) – Mike Beevers – Clark Gareau – Deb Jordan – Rodney Phillips – Tom Spaulding – Roberta Tibbetts
Board of Stewards
The Stewards are ministers who support the members of our community, our Pastors, and our corporate worship
John Duquette (Executive Church Board Chair) – Esther Phillips (Board of Stewards Chair) – Brian Dinneen – Isabel Gillespie – Tony Gillespie – Heidi Johansen – Evelyn Johnson – Fred Klittich – Sheila Lantos – Shelley Wilson
Sunday School & Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI)
SDMI coordinates and cultivates our educational and discipleship ministries
2019-2020 SDMI Board:
David Fraser (Superintendent) – Heather DeAngelis – Ruth Duquette – Janice Gray – Eric Johansen – Susan Masters – Vickie Phillips – Pastor David Shaw (ex officio) – Bea Gillespie (NYI President) – Jaimie Gareau (NMI President)
Nazarene Missions International (NMI)
NMI coordinates, cultivates, and supports both local and overseas missions in and through our local church
2019-2020 NMI Executive Council:
Jaimie Gareau (President) – Ranée Boyd (Vice-President) – Phyllis Huntley (Treasurer) – Tina Owens (Secretary) – Mike Beevers – Ian Gillespie – Isabel Gillispie – Shelley Wilson – Rev. Mike Matthews (ex officio-District NMI Council Member) – Pastor David or Pastor Lynn Shaw (ex officio)
Nazarene Youth International (NYI)
NYI coordinates and supports youth discipleship and fellowship ministries for students 6th – College & Career
2019-2020 NYI Executive Council:
President: Bea Gillespie
Executive Council Member: Alex Johansen
Adult Executive Council Members: Cassie Baldinger – Cyndi Beevers
Student Council Member: Evelyn Beevers
ex officio Executive Council: Pastor David Shaw or Pastor Lynn Shaw
The Finance Committee overseas income and expenses, prepares the Annual Budget, and makes practical and policy-related financial recommendations to the church board
2019-2020 Finance Committee:
Lynda Johnson (Chair) – David Shaw (Lead Pastor) – Alan Gray (Treasurer) – Deb Jordan – Vickie Phillips
The Membership Committee oversees our membership records, interviews new members, and makes membership recommendations to the church board
2019-2020 Church Membership Committee
Pastor David Shaw (Chair) – Other Committee Members = TBA