All Saints Staff
The Parish Office is open Mondays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Tuesdays 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am - noon.
The Rev. William Petersen, Rector – Bill is a servant leader nurtured and ordained in the Lutheran tradition and most recently served Faith Lutheran Church in East Hartford, CT. Under the “Called to Common Mission” agreement by the Episcopal Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), both denominations share full communion including clergy ordained in one tradition may be called and serve in the other tradition. Bishop Hazelwood of the New England Synod of the ELCA and Bishop Hirschfeld and Canon Hannah Anderson of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire supported Bill’s candidacy to be Rector at All Saints. Bill and his wife Kay live in Wolfeboro and enjoy the natural beauty and quality of life here in the Lakes Region. Read more about our rector here: http://www.wolfesaints.com/the-rev-bill-petersen/
Debra Hoyt, Parish Administrator – Deb brings ten years ofexperience serving St. Andrew in the Valley Episcopal Church in Tamworth in the same capacity and is excited to work for both parishes. She has been in NH since 1998 and lives in Center Ossipee with her husband Ken and puggle Shelby. They have four adult children and Deb is the local board chair for the Carroll County Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), is the treasurer for the Community Food Center, and holds current certificates as a State of NH Notary Public and Justice of the Peace.
Mark McLaughlin, Sexton – Mark and his family joined All Saints in 2001. He was hired as sexton in 2006. Mark is responsible for keeping the buildings and grounds of All Saints ready to welcome all who visit and utilize our facilities. His family includes his wife, Jacqueline, and children Fred, Grant, Van and Elizabeth.
Nancy Thomas, Church School – Nancy is a cradle Episcopalian who began attending All Saints Church in 1983. She took on this position in 2004. Nancy has been teaching full-time at Cornerstone Christian Academy in Ossipee since 2003. She enjoys gardening, in addition to hiking and traveling with her husband, Jim, and daughter, Katie.
Holly Simons, Minister of Music – Holly Simons is delighted to be our recently appointed Minister of Music. Her journey as a church musician began at the tender age of 15, in a small New England church in Wenham, MA. She has since served many years in Baptist, Congregational and now an Episcopal church as organist, pianist, choir director and worship team/band leader as well. She received her BS in Music Education at Gordon College, where she also met her husband of 40 years, Ralph, a gifted man in all things “technology”. They settled in Newburyport, MA for 27 years while raising their 3 children, Matthew, Rachel and James. Moving to Wolfeboro in 2001 to be near Holly’s parents, Ralph and Holly both served in staff positions at First Congregational Church in Ossipee until 2012. Holly loves spending time with Ralph and family (especially those precious 3 grandchildren!) hiking/biking, reading, sipping hot tea, having deep conversations, and enjoying a variety of music.
Linda Siracusa – Preschool Director – Linda helped to found the All Saints Preschool ministry in 1997 and coordinate youth ministry and confirmation for amny years. She and her husband, Lou, own the highly acclaimed Linda’s Flowers here n Wolfeboro. Her great passion is golf and she can be found on the links whenever possible between April and October.
Terry Colby, Preschool Teacher – Terry joined All Saints Preschool and the All Saints' family in 1998. She enjoys working with children, her three lab dogs, knitting, and playing saxophone in the Cate Parkband. Terry lives in Center Tuftonboro with her husband Jeff and their three children.
Tammy Jones, Preschool Teacher – Tammy joined All Saints Preschool in 2000. Before that she worked at Wolfeboro Area Children's Center. When not in preschool, Tammy enjoys walking and spending time with family and friends. Tammy lives in Wolfeboro, where she was born and raised, with her husband, Tim, and their two children.
All Saints Vestry
The vestry is the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The number of vestry members and the term of office varies from parish to parish. Vestry members are usually elected at the annual parish meeting. The presiding officer of the vestry is the rector. There are usually two wardens. The senior warden leads the parish between rectors and is a support person for the rector. The junior warden often has responsibility for church property and buildings. A treasurer and a secretary or clerk may be chosen. These officers may or may not be vestry members. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
Don Holm, Senior Warden
Bill Meyer, Junior Warden
Beth Smith, Treasurer
Gerry DeGeorge, Clerk