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Rev. Dr. W. David Thomas - Pastor
David has recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination and has advanced degrees from Southern Baptist and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries. He has pastored two churches, preached at many retreats and conferences in the northeast, and assisted dozens of churches during pastoral changes. David has been the Pastor at Kingston FCC since 1997. In addition to his gifts in preaching and teaching, he has led multiple organizations through internal evaluations, vision and goal setting processes, and strategic planning. He has been a leader of Noah's Ark Day Care Center, The Pregnancy Care Center (Haverhill, MA), Rotary Club, Sarah's Place Adult Day Health Center, and New England Home for the Deaf among other community organizations. E-Mail David
Rev. Shea Fitzgibbons - Associate Pastor
Shea is a redeemed child of God, gifted with mercy and encouragement by the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ to refresh others through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joining our staff in 2012 as Chaplain for Pastoral Care, Shea offers a compassionate presence to those in need thru home and hospital visits, welcoming individuals & couples to his office for spiritual and emotional support, and provides leadership in several areas within the church body. Shea's favorite leadership quote: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” ~John A. Shedd, 1928 Shea is available to meet with you for any pastoral care needs. He is available in the church office weekdays or other hours (day or evening) as needed by appointment. E-Mail Shea
Elaine Prestipino - Director of Ministry Support Services
Elaine works in our busy church office as Director of Ministry Support Services and as Financial Administrator where she handles the day to day financial tasks of the church. There are four things Elaine counts as priceless treasures in her life; her personal faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, her husband Joe and her two grown children Jared and Jolene. In addition to her paid staff positions, Elaine volunteers as a member of the Budget Review Team and is involved in small group Bible study. Elaine is a committed Christian and desires to share by example the “peace that passes understanding”. E-Mail Elaine
Lisa Chalmers - Administrative Assistant
Lisa Chalmers is often the first friendly and welcoming voice you’ll hear when you call the church office. Lisa's creativity along with her strong computer skills make her an invaluable part of the office staff. Lisa's devotion and commitment to her faith are evident in the gifts she shares with FCC. Lisa and her husband, Charles, have been married for almost 30 years and have three grown sons. E-Mail Lisa
Judy Hunter - Music Director / Organist
Judy Hunter is the Music Director/Organist at FCC. She has served the church with excellence in that capacity for more than fifty years. She has coordinated many special musical services in our own church and has played for other local churches for numerous weddings and memorial services. Judy has been married to her husband Ed for thirty-eight years. She has two daughters and five grandchildren. Her strengths are in her leadership and her desire to serve the Lord with music. E-Mail Judy
Martha Trainor - Director of Children’s Ministries
Martha Trainor has ten years of experience working with elementary and pre-school aged children. Her teaching experience includes working at Portsmouth Christian Academy and at a pre-school in Beverly Farms, Ma. At First Congregational Church of Kingston, Martha directed Vacation Bible School and the children’s Christmas pageant. Martha is very excited for her endeavors at First Congregational Church of Kingston and looks forward to furthering her relationships within its community. E-Mail Martha
Gwen Citarella - Director of Youth Ministries
Gwen brings to Youth Ministry a deep desire for youth to encounter the love of Jesus Christ and to help them forge a meaningful and lasting connection to his body of believers. She is energized by the devotion and faith of the KFCC community and the opportunity our local youth have to see the Christian faith lived out through a vibrant church family. As a former pediatric nurse and current home educator, Gwen values the challenges and joys each stage of development brings and delights to see God at work through them. Her prayer for each youth can be found in Col. 2:6-8. Gwen and her husband, Christian, are blessed over and over to be a part of the KFCC family with their three children.
Marc Poirier - Sexton
Marc is responsible for the physical upkeep of the church building including the sanctuary, Rent Fellowship Hall, bathrooms, kitchen and Sunday school rooms. He does the upkeep of the facilities by vacuuming, dusting, washing the floors and cleaning the bathrooms. He also does minor repairs.
Ruth Cranton - Choral Director
Liam Bliven - Worship Technology Leader
Geoff Ketcham - 8:45 Worship Leader
Dave Spaulding - Newton Worship Leader