People

People

Pastor

Deborah Knowlton

Our own special “Rev. Deb” served churches in other towns in New Hampshire and Connecticut before coming home to Hampton. She grew up on a beautiful farm just outside Hampton and, yes, she knows how to drive a tractor and milk a cow! She can sometimes be found wearing her jeans and working in her vegetable garden. After her undergraduate studies at UNH, she earned her M.Div. degree from Andover Newton Theological School. Rev. Deb has a wonderful way with words and a very special gift of making everyone feel completely welcome to worship anytime.

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Administrative Assistant

Arlene Radford

Arlene traveled and lived across the country as an Air Force pilot’s wife before coming back to New England. She owned her own shop in a major mall for a time and was an Executive Secretary. In our own church she has served as a Warden as well as officer for the Women’s Guild. For many years she has co-chaired the annual Jingle Bell Fair. She enjoys the beach, crafting, reading and dining out. But her favorite activity is spending time with her 3 adult children and 6 very special grandchildren.

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Music Director

Jennifer Ramsay

Jennifer, affectionately known as Jen to many, is originally from the Philadelphia, PA, area and has a degree in Music Education (voice and piano) and a graduate degree in Integrated Arts. Jennifer is also Orchestra Director and teacher at Cooperative Middle School in Exeter. She founded Vocalocity, a community chorus based in Exeter. Jen enjoys theatre, travel, reading and spending time with her husband Doug, who also sings, and their 3 fine sons–Bradley, Ben and Tim.

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Church School Coordinator

Donna Makechnie

Donna loves the beach and lakes, camping with her family, crafting, time with friends and organizing activities with kids. She is the proud mother of two daughters who both grew up in FCC Hampton. Donna has worked as the Church School Superintendent for over 10 years and really likes teaching the middle and high school students in Sunday School. In her other life, Donna has worked as an MRI technologist for Lahey Clinic for 30 years. She is originally from Peabody, MA.

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Church Custodian

Tom Kampersol

Tom and his partner, Linda, have recently moved from Massachusetts to Hampton full time after spending the last 16 summers in their cottage here. Tom has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. He had worked for Shipley/Dow Chemical in Marlborough for over 40 years. He enjoys family time, the beach, fishing, and gardening in his allotment plot at the Hampton Victory Garden.

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Organist/Pianist

Jim Lewis

Jim is a southern California native and lived in Pasadena for many years. He attended UCLA and the prestigious Art Center College of Design where he majored in Advertising Art with a degree in photography. He has worked as a professional photographer specializing in architecture and product illustration and has taught professional photography at the college level.
In addition to playing the organ, Jim is interested in art, architecture, fine book printing, reading, California gold-rush history and has written several books on the history and building of the pipe organ.

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