Karen West has been working at St. Peter's since the summer of 2006. When you call the church you most likely will be greeted by Karen. We all appreciate her organization and attention to detail. Karen lives with her family in Londonderry, and they worship at The Londonderry United Methodist Church.
St. Peter's daily business is handled by our Administrator.
The Rector is available on Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm, on Thursdays from 9 am to noon, and on Fridays from 1pm to 4pm. If you need to schedule another time please contact Colin and propose a time that works for you.
Feel free to call the church and speak with our administrator.
Church Office Hours: 9 am - 12 pm Mon-Fri.
Emery Freethey has been leading St.Peter's music program for over 20 years. He is a native of New Hampshire, and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music. Thanks to Emery St. Peter's has an extraordinary choir that sings at the 10:00 service. He also enlists the voices of the children to sing at special events. Not only is Emery a gifted musician, but his fun-loving and encouraging personality leads many people -- some who claim they don't know how to sing -- to join the choir! Emery also holds private piano and organ lessons at St. Peter's.
After graduating from the General Theological Seminary, Colin became the Curate at Christ's Church in Rye, NY and then became the Associate Rector at Christ & Holy Trinity in Westport, CT. As a cradle Episcopalian, Colin grew up in central Connecticut only to lave so he could attend college in Quincy, MA. It was there he met his wife Christie, a mental health therapist and Derry, NH native, and received a bachelors in Religious Studies. Now they have three Children. Before becoming a priest, Colin worked previously for Apple, and as a HIV/AIDS Medical Case Manager.
Bruce MacKay lives in Londonderry with his husband, Peter Wright, and their two college-age sons. Bruce grew up in Londonderry, and still resides on the family homestead. Bruce and Peter joined St Peter's about 20 years ago, and St Peter's is their spiritual base, as well as the center of many of their social connections.
My wife MaryAnn and I moved to New Hampshire in 1993 from upstate New York. The next year we discovered and joined St. Peters church. I have been involved with the Lay Eucharistic ministers since then and MaryAnn has been on the Vestry, in addition to other ministries. I was elected to St. Peters vestry in 2011. I am a retired R.N. and currently work with Meals On Wheels in Derry.
I have been a resident of Londonderry since 1983. My late wife Carol and I were founding members of St. Peter's Church, and our daughter Kathleen, now an adult, was raised in the Episcopal tradition here at St. Peter's. Over the years I've been involved in countless projects and ministries at the church. I'm an avid handyman and woodworker and I am pleased to have made the Credence Table, the Processional Cross and the Lectern which we use at each service. I served as the parish's Treasurer from 2011 to 2018.
I live in Windham with my husband, John. Together, we work for a company that builds, rebuilds and tunes church pipe organs. Our two adult sons grew up attending choir rehearsals and the volunteer sessions refurbishing St. Peter’s beautiful instrument. John and I chose St. Peter’s twenty-something years ago for its convenient location and attractive worship space. We are still here, however, because we found had joined a warm, welcoming community, grounded in the rich Episcopal tradition, seeking to be a positive presence in our world.
I joined St. Peter's in 2012. I previously attended a Roman Catholic Church and was very discouraged by many aspects of that church and was looking for a more enlightened community. I feel that I have found what I was looking for at St. Peter's. I sing in the choir and was invited to fill a vestry vacancy in 2015. I am enjoying learning about Episcopal traditions, deepening my spiritual practices and participating in its ministries.
Member of St. Peter's since 2001. Previously served as a Delegate to Convocation/Convention, Property Committee and various Building Maintenance Projects. In addition to Vestry, currently serves as Delegate to Convocation/Convention, Lay Reader and Lay Eucharistic Minister.
I was born and raised in England, where I attended a succession of churches as my family moved around the country every few years. After attending the University of Wales, my first career was as an English and Classical Studies teacher, first in Wales and then in Bristol, England. Both my sons were born and baptized in England in an Anglican church that was built in 1098. I moved to Massachusetts when they were toddlers where they attended an Episcopal preschool.