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The Pastor Susan Eibner (Bridge Priest)

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The Rev. Susan Eibner retired from Parish Transitional Ministry after Easter 2023. She has continued serving at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center as the Episcopal Chaplain. Susan is a past Faculty Member for the Interim Ministry Network, an organization that trains interfaith clergy how to be successful as Intentional Transition Ministers. Her ministry for the last 20 years has been all about raising up Lay Leadership in the churches she has served. 

In retirement Susan is looking forward to continuing her mission toward healthy transitions through consulting/coaching with churches and individuals. She loves leading Retreats and Bible Studies. And she is giving lots of time to reading, writing and spending as much time as possible with her 3 grandchildren. Susan and her husband, Jim, love riding their bikes on the rail trails of NH and keeping their gardens around their home in Grantham flowering.

The Rev. Shawn La France, Deacon


Shawn V. LaFrance was ordained a Deacon in the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire in 2017 after finishing the diaconal formation program in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  He did chaplaincy training (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Havenwood-Heritage Heights in Concord and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.  


Shawn completed the Education for Ministry program at St. Paul’s Church and began serving as a Deacon at Grace Church after ordination.  He is from the Granite State, born in Berlin and raised in Laconia.  He earned his undergraduate degree at UNH and completed a Master of Public Health and an MS in Urban Planning at Columbia University.  


Shawn retired in 2023 from a career in community-based health services.  He is married and the parent of two adult sons. 

Keith Belanger, Music Minister


Keith is a music director, vocal coach, singer, and accompanist, and is very happy to serve the Episcopal Church as a music minister. Keith was the organist and choir director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Pittsfield for 10 years and was educated in music education at the University of New Hampshire. In addition to being the resident music director for the Majestic Theatre in Manchester, Keith works full time for Premier Coach of Vermont. He lives in Derry with his wife and 3 sons.


The Vestry meets on the third Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. They pray together and provide leadership and service for the church’s finances, ministries and spiritual direction. Currently, its members and officers are:

  • Joel Smith, Senior Warden

  • Don Henderson, Junior Warden

  • Adam Czarkowski, Treasurer

  • Charlotte Cross, Clerk

  • Rick Wolf

  • Becky Kasten

  • Arlene Levesque

  • Wendy Hawkes

Convention Delegates

These delegates are elected annually to represent our members at the diocesan (state-wide) Fall Convention where they vote on budget and policy decisions. This year, our delegates are:

  • Rick Wolf

  • Wendy Hawkes

  • Linda MacDow

  • Linda Regan, alternate

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