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).

Our Staff

our pastor:
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 Rev. Dr. Cathryn Turrentine

Pastor Cathy grew up in Texas, where she was surrounded by people who knew how to tell a good story. From her grandmother, she learned quilting and gardening and the deep importance of church.

As an adult, she lived in Texas and Mississippi and Virginia. She began her career as a VISTA Volunteer, and later worked as the food service manager at a church camp, where she learned to make pancakes for up to 100 people. For most of her pre-ministerial career, however, she served as a college administrator.

Pastor Cathy uses storytelling in most of her sermons, usually speaking about her own experiences, and often about her grandmother or her grandchildren. 

Pastor Cathy lives in Moultonborough with her husband, Dave Ostroth, and their Goldendoodle Susie. 

Director of Music:

Nancy Stamnas

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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.

Terry Hughes

Terry is a lifelong resident of Laconia who has worked, played and raised a family in the heart of the Lakes Region.

Her work history includes managing the Sundial Shop in Gilford for many years and then working in the Academic Affairs Office of Lakes Region Community College until retirement.

Terry now enjoys exploring the many small towns and back roads of New England and Eastern Canada with her husband Jim and spending time with their three daughters and their families.