LEADERSHIP

Pastors & Staff

MEET OUR STAFF

Pastor Ken Glasier

Senior Pastor
Born and raised in Colorado, Pastor Ken and his family moved to New Hampshire in 2008 to serve the people of The Orchard. A graduate of Colorado State University, Denver Seminary, and Regent University, his education has been enhanced by many years of ministry experience. Pastor Ken and his wife, Helen, have two daughters, Katie and Lindsey. They enjoy their sons by marriage, Scott and Kody, and cherish spending time with their grandchildren. Pastor Ken relaxes by tending to his beehives and fly fishing.

Pastor Ryan Leland

Associate Pastor of Marketplace Ministries
Ryan earned his Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and his Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Ordained at The Orchard in 2011, he’s been a member of this church since 2002. Pastor Ryan and his wife, Amy, have three growing boys. His interests include music and worship, church and world history, political science and government, Reformed and Biblical theology, economics and finance, yard work, playing drums, and New England sports.

Brian & Tesni Freed

Leaders in Worship
Brian & Tesni met at Geneva College, where they both received Bachelor’s degrees in music. Brian went on to graduate with a Master’s in Music Education from Gordon College, and he teaches full-time at South Elementary School in Londonderry. Tes’ concentration at Geneva also focused on Biblical Studies, and she has a Master’s in Professional Writing from New England College. Brian & Tes began to offer their joint experience and heart for worship in The Orchard’s Music Ministry during 2015. They were married in 2010 and have two boys, Benjamin and William, one of whom is in heaven. They like watching comedies, being outdoors together, and creating silly songs about daily life.

Lisa Powers

Director of Administration
Having worked in ministry for more than twenty years, Lisa carries out a variety of tasks behind-the-scenes at The Orchard to oversee its ministry efforts and keep things running smoothly. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a Master’s in Elementary Education. She and her husband, Chris, are proud parents of two young adult children. A self-proclaimed cat lady, Lisa loves the ocean, dreams of traveling to Italy, and enjoys reading mysteries.

Katie Rowe

Leader of Children's & Youth Ministry
Katie has served The Orchard’s middle and high school students since 2015, and also recently began to coordinate Children's Ministry for families with children birth through grade 5. Katie holds Bachelor’s degrees in Photography and Graphic Design from the University of Northern Colorado. She and her husband, Scott stay busy raising their twins, Jack and Lucy, and Katie runs her own photography business as well.

Lynne Stack

ROOTS Coordinator
Prior to joining The Orchard as the ROOTS coordinator, Lynne’s fondness for research led her to work in the biomedical and business fields. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and is trained as a mental health first aider. Known as a life-long student, she is finishing a certification through Light University as a Christian Mental Health Coach with plans to continue her studies. She and her husband, Joe, have two young adult daughters, Olivia and Jayden. Adventure, sewing, crocheting, and reading are some of Lynne’s interests.

Natalie Franklin

Contributions Secretary
Natalie earned her Master’s Degree in education from the University of Connecticut and taught in Monroe, CT for 7 years before she and George started their family. She’s been homeschooling their children, Rebecca, Jim, and Abby for over 13 years. Natalie is on the advisory board of the Agape Homeschool co op they’ve been attending for 5 of the past twelve years.   She loves knitting, crocheting, and spending time with her family.

Board of ELDERS

Our Elders provide spiritual oversight, direction, and leadership 
while entrusting the implementation of that direction to Ministry Leaders and Staff.

Ken Glasier
Ryan Leland
Jason Allen
Susan Gause
Andrew Lemieux
Laura Meyer
Chuck Paradis
Lynne Stack
Tom Thibodeau
Mike Weber
Ruth Kunyz - Secretary of Board of Elders