The Congregation is diverse and welcoming. We come from many different backgrounds and we are all in different places in our lives and in our journeys of faith. But we work together, striving to grow closer to God and closer to one another.
Our Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) denomination, a Christian body that adheres to Presbyterian polity and Calvinist doctrine. Since we are located in New Hampshire, we belong to the Synod of the Northeast, and the Presbytery of Northern New England as a part of the Synod. Denominational polity connects us closely with other PC(USA) churches around the country, and ecumenical relations bring us into close contact with our brothers and sisters in other denominations, here in the U.S. and abroad.
Our Pastor is Rev. Leah Rumsey. She will serve as our supply pastor while we are in the process of calling an installed pastor. Leah is ordained in the United Church of Christ and a PhD candidate in Harvard's Committee on the Study of Religion. She has served as a college chaplain in Boston and the Midwest and has served various churches in the Boston area and now lives in Westminster, Massachusetts with her husband, a flock of laying hens, and two Narragansett turkeys.
Session is the board of Elders that governs the Church. Ruling Elders are elected by the congregation for three-year terms and are responsible for the overall ministry of the church including providing worship, caring for the property and envisioning the future of the congregation.
The Deacons are officers entrusted with ministries of compassion and caregiving. Each Deacon of Nashua Presbyterian Church cares for a flock of members within the congregation. If you don't know who your deacon is, you can find out by contacting the Church. In addition to watching over the needs of the congregation, the Deacons lead the folk of the church into ministries of compassion like serving in the Nashua Soup Kitchen, buying gifts at Christmas for the Angel Tree, and many more.