Copyright 2021 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842 christportsnh@comcast.net
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Leadership

Bishop’s Committee

The Bishop’s Committee is the elected lay leadership body of the congregation. They are responsible for the congregation’s finances, the upkeep of all property and buildings, and the development of the church’s vision for mission and ministry. Christ Church’s Bishop's Committee is comprised of one or two Wardens, a Treasurer, Clerk and up to five at-large members. The congregation’s priest (the Vicar) presides at all meetings. Our Bishop's Committee meets monthly on the third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Every other month, a joint Executive Committee of Trinity Church and Christ Church’s Bishop’s Committees convenes to coordinate activities.
Liza McGuckin Clerk
Liz Malone
Gary Dozier Warden
Rev. Jason Wells, Transition Priest-in-Charge

phone: 603-926-5688; email: seacoastvicar@gmail.com

Rev. Jason Wells began on July 6, 2021. Before coming to the Seacoast, Jason was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches and served Episcopal congregations in Manchester and Concord following his ordination in 2004. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University. Jason lives in Pembroke with his wife Courtney and their daughter Lydia.

Nita Niemczyk, Shared Ministry Administrator

phone: 603-926-5688; email: trinity55ad@gmail.com

Nita Niemczyk has been Trinity Church’s Secretary since 1997 and, since 2013 has been the “Shared Ministry Administrator” for both Trinity Church and Christ Church, Portsmouth. Along with her secretarial duties, Nita oversees the running of the Hobbs House Community Center at Trinity Church. She is very active volunteering in the community, especially for the Hampton Community Coalition (HCC) which is based in Hobbs House. Through the HCC, she partners with businesses, schools, and other community groups to run food drives to help keep the Hobbs House Food Pantry stocked throughout the year.

Brendan Battey, Music Director

phone: 603-531-0446; email: brbattey@gmail.com

Brendan Battey joined our staff in 2017 as Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He was the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes.
Cindy Taylor
Tena Wolf Treasurer
Weston F. Cook, Jr.
Copyright 2021 Christ Episcopal Church, 1035 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801 603-436-8842

Leadership

Bishop’s Committee

The Bishop’s Committee is the elected lay leadership body of the congregation. They are responsible for the congregation’s finances, the upkeep of all property and buildings, and the development of the church’s vision for mission and ministry. Christ Church’s Bishop's Committee is comprised of one or two Wardens, a Treasurer, Clerk and up to five at-large members. The congregation’s priest (the Vicar) presides at all meetings. Our Bishop's Committee meets monthly on the third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Every other month, a joint Executive Committee of Trinity Church and Christ Church’s Bishop’s Committees convenes to coordinate activities.
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Weston Cook
Liza McGuckin Clerk
Liz Malone
Rev. Jason Wells, Transition Priest-in- Charge

phone: 603-926-5688;

email:

seacoastvicar@gmail.com

Rev. Jason Wells began on July 6, 2021. Before coming to the Seacoast, Jason was the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Council of Churches and served Episcopal congregations in Manchester and Concord following his ordination in 2004. Jason received a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and also holds bachelors degrees in computer science and mathematics from Southern Methodist University. Jason lives in Pembroke with his wife Courtney and their daughter Lydia.

Nita Niemczyk,

Shared Ministry

Administrator

phone: 603-926-5688; email:

trinity55ad@gmail.com

Nita Niemczyk has been Trinity Church’s Secretary since 1997 and, since 2013 has been the “Shared Ministry Administrator” for both Trinity Church and Christ Church, Portsmouth. Along with her secretarial duties, Nita oversees the running of the Hobbs House Community Center at Trinity Church. She is very active volunteering in the community, especially for the Hampton Community Coalition (HCC) which is based in Hobbs House. Through the HCC, she partners with businesses, schools, and other community groups to run food drives to help keep the Hobbs House Food Pantry stocked throughout the year.

Brendan Battey,

Music Director

phone: 603-531-0446; email:

brbattey@gmail.com

Brendan Battey joined our staff in 2017 as Director of Music for the Shared Ministry. Brendan is a life-long Episcopalian, and grew up at St. Matthew’s Church, Goffstown. He was the organist and accompanist for the New Boston Community Church for six years, where he rehearsed weekly with the choir (except over the summers), prepared the weekly service music and hymns, and chose and prepared preludes and postludes.
Gary Dozier Warden
Cindy Taylor
Tena Wolf Treasurer