About Us

Download this tri-fold brochure summarizing the Council’s ministry (PDF).

Mission

The New Hampshire Council of Churches – with faith-filled witness and action, mutual respect, and understanding – unites for Prayer, Learning, Justice, Peace, and Stewardship of God’s Creation.

Membership and Board

According to our bylaws, member denominations may send two representatives to the Council’s board, in addition to their denominational leader. Visit any of our member communions’ web pages by clicking their name below:

  1. American Baptist Churches of Vermont and New Hampshire
    1. Regional Executive Minister: Rev. Dale Edwards
    2. Board Representatives: both seats vacant
  2. Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire
    1. Bishop: The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld
    2. Board Representatives:  Rev. Deacon Chris Potter, Susan Fuller
  3. Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston
    1. Metropolitan: His Eminence Methodios
    2. Board Representatives: both seats vacant
  4. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, New England Synod
    1. Bishop: The Rev. James Hazelwood
    2. Board Representatives: Paul Lutz, vacant
  5. Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbytery of Northern New England
    1. Stated Clerk: Rev. TJ DeMarco
    2. Board Representatives: Rev. John Sawyer, vacant
  6. Religious Society of Friends, New England Yearly Meeting
    1. Secretary: Mr. Noah Baker Merill
    2. Board Representatives: vacant
  7. United Church of Christ, New Hampshire Conference
    1. Conference Ministers: Rev. Gordon Rankin and Rev. Richard Slater
    2. Board Representatives: Rev. Jim Thomas, Rev. Westley Conn
  8. United Methodist Church, New England Conference
    1. Bishop: Rev. Sudarshana Devadhar
    2. Board Representatives: Rev. Kelly Turney, vacant
  9. Unitarian Universalist Association, New England Region
    1. Region Lead: Woullard Lett
    2. Board Representatives: Rev. Allison Palm (currently on leave), Rev. Suzanne Rude
  10. At-large members
    1. Rev. Mark Ferrin (American Baptist)
    2. Vacant

Staff

Executive Director, The Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath, heidi@nhchurches.org

Rev. Heidi is an ordained United Church of Christ minister. She is a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, and Andover Newton Theological School (now: Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School). She also holds a professional diploma from New York University.  Most recently, she was the Interim Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Phillips Exeter Academy.

Rev. Heidi is a public theologian, spiritual director, and writer. She is passionate about a relevant, 21st Century faith, and public policy.  Heidi believes that God uses the sacred strands of our denominations to call us into community with one another. We can weave a stronger, and more beautiful tapestry together than any one of us can do alone.  Ecumenism has never been more essential.  She shares her life with her spouse, the Rev. Dr. Emily C. Heath, and they make their home on the Seacoast.