The United Church of Christ (UCC) is a distinct and diverse community of Christians that come together as one church to join faith and action.  With over 5,000 churches and nearly one million members across the U.S., the UCC serves God in the co-creation of a just and sustainable world.  The UCC is a church of firsts, a church of extravagant welcome, and a church where …"they may all be one" (John 17:21).m a paragraph. 

Our Staff

our pastor:

Interim Pastor Rev. Celeste McQuarrie

Reverend Celeste McQuarrie is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.  She completed a Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School in 2010 and was ordained in July 2014.  Before, during and following seminary, Celeste has studied extensively in the area of pastoral and spiritual care.  She has served two calls as an interfaith chaplain for hospice care, as well as hospital ministry.  Prior to her most recent work and training for interim ministry, Celeste served as Interfaith Chaplain to the residents of Havenwood-Heritage Heights, a UCC Retirement Community in Concord, NH. 


Celeste completed her recent interim assignment of serving and working with the people at Center Harbor Congregational Church on June 30th.  At the end of July, the Reverend Dr. Cathryn Turrentine will assume the role of minister at CHCC.

Director of Music:

Nancy Stamnas

Nancy has been the organist at CHCC for 20 years and we are so blessed to have her with us each Sunday.  She graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1969 and has the distinction of being the very first female graduate of the school.


Deb Thiboutot

Deb came to Center Harbor from Nashua in 2017.  She spent many years in administrative positions at academic medical centers.  She and her husband, Mark, have a lovely black lab mix named Willow.

Deb & George (Willow's buddy)

Center Harbor Congregational Church


PO BOX 229

52 Main Street

Center Harbor, NH  03226

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