MEET OUR STAFF
Pastor Ken Glasier
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.
Children's & Youth Ministry Intern
Bethany is currently a Christian Ministries student at Gordon College. She’s excited to bring her experience and education to the Children’s and Youth Ministries of The Orchard this summer. In her spare time Bethany loves baking, thrifting, learning about theology, writing music, and dreaming about the future and ministry ideas.
Don works tirelessly as Custodian for The Orchard, cleaning and maintaining the facility throughout the week. Before starting at the church in 2016, Don served in the Navy, completed two years of electrical school, and worked as an audio-visual technician for thirty years in the Boston area. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have four adult children and nine grandchildren. Don appreciates visual art and music, and he loves to sing with The Orchard’s Music Team.
Leader of Children's Ministry
Nicole has been employed with The Orchard since 2015, and she’s responsible for providing a safe, loving, and Christ-centered ministry at the church for infants through fifth grade students. Her previous employment includes working with preschool children for fifteen years and coming alongside young children diagnosed with Autism at Easter Seals. Nicole and her husband, Matt, have three beautiful children: Emma, Jason, and Eliana. Some of her hobbies include horseback riding and photography.
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.
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.
Scott & Katie Rowe
Leaders of Youth Ministry
Scott & Katie have served The Orchard’s middle and high school students since 2015. Scott has a Bachelor’s from the University of Alabama and a Master’s in Secondary Education from the University of Montevallo. His work experience includes teaching science and coaching sports. He was honorably discharged from the Army after serving as an engineer officer. Scott also has a passion for and professional certification in outdoor education. Katie holds Bachelor’s degrees in Photography and Graphic Design from the University of Northern Colorado. Married in 2017, she & Scott are now busy raising their twins, Jack and Lucy. Scott is a gifted woodworker, and Katie has her own photography business.
Tech, Children's & Youth Ministry Intern
As A/V tech and intern for the Children’s and Youth Ministries of The Orchard, Jackson is helping the church focus on its online presence. In his free time, Jackson enjoys keeping up with the ever-changing internet, as well as listening to and playing music. He plans to continue his education in Music Business at Full Sail University.
Mary has directed business activities and daily operations of The Orchard since 2017. Mary has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Her broad experience consists of financial analysis, marketing, customer operations, and project management. Mary also actively ministers at The Orchard through GriefShare and the Adult Singles Ministry. In her spare time, she likes to cook, bake, read, and watch old movies, particularly musicals.