In September 2016, Caroline joined St. Andrew's to guide the parish through the Search period of finding a new permanent Rector. She was ordained to the priesthood at Christ Church Exeter, NH in 2000, and remained there as Associate Rector until 2009, when she began her ministry as an interim rector. She has served as Interim in Exeter, Maine, Toledo, OH, and most recently at St. James in Keene, NH. She enjoys close relationships with siblings, who live in Chicago, Maryland and Mississippi.
Prior to attending seminary Caroline worked for twenty years as a Master's level child and youth psychologist in Western North Carolina. The Tamworth area reminds her of that part of the country, and it is already feeling like home. Though she grew up in the South, she considers herself a transplanted New Englander.
Parish Administrator- Debra Hoyt
Parish Administrator- Debra Hoyt
Debra began at St. Andrew's in June, 2006. She came to St. Andrews with a background in Administration & Bookkeeping and maintains her Notary Public and Justice of the Peace licenses for NH. She enjoys keeping the parish updated with the ever-changing technology that keeps her challenged. She currently shares her time with All Saints Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro as their Parish Administrator. Deb lives in Center Ossipee and enjoys gardening, creative outlets and outdoor activities with her husband, Ken and their puggle, Shelby.Organist- Bernice Thompson
Bernice Thompson has been blessing the parish
with her musical talent on the organ and piano since February, 2006.
Sara joined the staff of St. Andrew's in May, 2016. She keeps the building polished and clean in between her busy hours at Jakes Seafood and working other cleaning gigs. Her school-aged daughter, Lillian, keeps her busy. They enjoy taking walks with their dog, Ebby and cooking together.
Carol has been a member of St. Andrew’s since 1994 and has served in the capacity of Senior Warden for the past 5 years. She currently participates with Dinner Bell, Fundraising, Hospitality and as an advisor for our pastoral care team. She serves as a Lector, a Eucharistic Minister and lends a talented voice as a member of the choir. In her professional life she is registered nurse with her specialty being Hospice Case Management. Aside from her St. Andrew’s family, she is a “mom” to an 11-year-old boxer named Feta and 2 new family members, Colby and Jack, 10 week old kittens.
Junior Warden- Sally DeGroot
Sally is the chairperson for the Facilities Planning Committee as well as serving as Jr. Warden. She is a longtime member of St. Andrew’s and is also a member of the choir. She has had many roles and been a part of the many projects and activities that fill the Parish calendar. She plans and coordinates the St. Andrew’s Annual Lobster Dinner each summer. She and her husband Vic are most blessed with her extended family and grandchildren and enjoy spending as much time as they can with them.
Treasurer- Robert Seston
Bob transferred to St. Andrew’s in 2010. He hails from St James, Chicago and Holy Comforter, Kenilworth. He is now in his 7th year on the Vestry, 6 of those as Treasurer.
Bob enjoys taking in the natural beauty of New Hampshire with hiking in his spare time.
Clerk- Jennifer Huckman
Jennifer has served on the Vestry for the past 3 years as Clerk and she and her family have been member of St. Andrew’s for the past 5 years. She has felt so welcome and embraced in the Episcopal Church for the past 18 years when she and Tom were married.
Jen works full time for a Lakes Region Municipality, and few part time gigs for fun, one of her favorite being an Ambassador / Welcomer at the local ski area, King Pine.
She is involved in Community Dinners known as “Dinner Bell” hosted weekly at St. Andrews, and helps organize our annual festive Christmas Dinner that is open to all. She is a member of the internal audit committee and Hobart engineer for food events.
Jennifer and Tom are proud parents to three active and busy teenagers, two Goats and 21 chickens.
Sammie is a long time faithful servant of St. Andrew’s. She is a leader in Altar Guild as well as serving in the many ministry assignments of the church. She has been a long time participant on the Vestry in its many roles and is a “go-to” for most all questions of St. Andrew’s.
She enjoys the gratification of her dedicated outreach ministry to Eleanore’s Project, an outreach that provides wheelchairs for disabled children in Peru that is supported as well by St. Andrew's.
Patti is currently serving a 2 year term on the Vestry but has also been a Vestry member in the past as well as having served as Clerk. She as been a part of St. Andrew's since 1996. She and her husband, George, are a long standing cook team for Dinner Bell. She is Lector, a member of the Choir and serves on Altar Guild and Stewardship Committee. In her leisure time, Patti loves to hike, kayak, garden and read. She is also involved with OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and the Madison Library.
Pat joined the Vestry in 2016. Even though she has been coming to St. Andrew's for a number of years with her husband David, a long time Episcopalian, she was formally received into the church in May, 2016. She served on the Stewardship committee for the first time in the Fall of 2016, which helped her learn more about the inner workings of the parish and what it takes to function as a viable church community. She serves as the Search Committee liaison with the Vestry. When she is not with her St. Andrew's family, she loves traveling in their motor home, spending time with children and grandchildren, enjoying hobbies of reading and knitting, and spending time outdoors in this beautiful state that we live in.Chris began attending St Andrew's services in 2006, and when realizing she had never been baptized, decided to do so at St Andrew's. Chris served on vestry at large for less than a year and during that time became the clerk and served an additional year in that role. After a short hiatus, she returned to the vestry.
She enjoys being involved in hospitality, fun-raising, and larger projects such as the Murder Mystery Dinners and The Sandwich Fair.
Chris has been married for 38 years to her teenage beau and has two sons, two daughter in laws and 3 grandsons. They are also blessed with a bonus family that gives us three additional ginger haired children to love.
Chris is a registered nurse case manager at Frisbie Memorial Hospital and in all her free time she and her husband provide foster care to Basset Hounds through the New England Basset Hound Rescue. They currently have 3 bassets, a cat and a rabbit.Kaitlyn has grown up as member of St. Andrew's. She serves as Acolyte, Eucharistic Minister and Lector and has served many years as the youth delegate at Diocesan Convention. This is her first term on Vestry.
She takes part volunteering for activities and has shared her acting skills in a part or two in the Murder Mystery Dinners.