All church members play a role in governance, from decisions in parish life to our national policy-making body, the General Convention. Lay and ordained people, together with the church's bishops, share the responsibilities of ministry, oversight and legislation. The ministers of the church are lay persons, deacons, priests and bishops.
The Rev. Alanna M. Van Antwerpen, Priest In Charge
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine, Curate
The Rev. Kate Harmon Siberine grew up in New Providence, NJ, where she fell in love with God on the banks of the Passaic River and in the liturgy and community of the local Episcopal church. After studying history and religion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she joined the Julian Year, an Episcopal Service Corps program in Chicago that focuses around living simply in intentional community and served as the volunteer manager at a homeless shelter and as a chaplain intern at Bishop Anderson House, an agency that provides pastoral care to medical centers in Cook County. While a student at Virginia Theological Seminary, she focused on preaching, theology, mission, and Christian formation, writing a master’s thesis on youth confirmation while assisting as seminarian and youth leader at Church of the Ascension in Gaithersburg, MD.
She was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Chicago in July of 2016. Prior to joining the CGS staff, she served as a hospital chaplain resident in surgical oncology and in-patient behavioral health at Providence Portland Medical Center and as Priest Associate at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Portland, Oregon. In addition to the joy she finds in her ministry, Kate also has a great deal of fun while hiking, practicing yoga, and growing way too much arugula and is supported both in work and play by her fantastic husband Zac.
Kate is thrilled serve Church of the Good Shepherd as Curate, focusing her ministry on helping young people claim their own discipleship, gathering together for worship, and proclaiming the Good News of God’s presence in our midst through caring for one another and in outreach in the community.
The Rev. Frederic W. Reynolds, Interim Consultant
The Rev. Frederic W. Reynolds has served as a priest in the Episcopal Church since his ordination in 1978. Fred describes himself as a lover of Jesus who helps people grow their hearts and souls. As an Interim Consultant, he is excited to help CGS clergy, vestry, staff and parishioners to recognize and utilize their Christian core values and purpose to be people of love and justice as we move through this transition time.
For the first part of his priesthood, Fred served/churches in Kennebunk Maine; Bay Shore Long Island, NY; Sackets Harbor/Watertown, NY; and as Chaplain/Teacher at the White Mountain School here in NH. From 1995-2014 Fred served as Rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a metropolitan 1,000-member parish, in Rochester, NY. In addition to his formal theological training, Fred holds certificates in Celery Leadership Training, Interim Ministry and has been a Co-facilitator for a weekly clergy coaching program through the Clergy Leadership Institute. He has been an effective pastor, helping individuals to lead healthier lives and has transitioned a parish from conflict to a new future that included building a new church.
Fred retired from full-time ministry two years ago, moving to Portsmouth with his wife Jane. They have three adult children. Fred enjoys biking, hiking and travel. He loves to laugh and bring joy into people’s lives.
Laurie Ascani, Parish Administrator
Abbie Law, Communications Secretary
Brett Greene, Music Director
Nancy Madeira, Youth Ministry
Mary O'Reilly, Sunday School Coordinator
Ashley Perry, Nursery Coordinator
Howard Titus is a life long Episcopalian, baptized in St. John's Episcopal Church in Winthrop, MA. He has been a member of Good Shepherd since 1989. He is a retired engineer for BAE Systems, and has been privileged to travel extensively both within the USA and overseas for his work. Married to Sharon, they have one son, Prescott, who currently lives in Quincy, MA. Howard enjoys reading history and biography as well as umpiring baseball.
John Rowntree has been a member of the parish for over 20 years. In addition to his role as verger, he has represents Good Shepherd in the Nashua Interfaith Council, serving as the organization's treasurer. In the past he served on the vestry for five years and as a Diocesan delegate for nine years. John serves on Diocesan Mission Resources Committee and Nominating Committee and Nominating committee. He is also co-mentor of our Education for Ministry group for Adult Christian Formation.
Brian Wisnosky, Sexton
Jill Rosier, Senior Warden
Jill has been a member of CGS since 1995 and is a lifelong Episcopalian. She very much enjoys serving on Vestry. Previously she was the Sunday School Coordinator for 4 years, and continues to help out as a substitute Sunday School teacher. She grew up in upstate New York and presently resides in Hudson with her husband and daughters.
Brian Taylor, Junior Warden
Brian is a Nashua native and remained in the area after graduating from college. He and his family have been active members of the CGS community for over 15 years. Brian, his wife and three children live in Hudson.