Rev. Kathy Youzwak is excited to be the settled pastor at Hampstead Congregational Church. She began her ministry with HCC in September. Prior to ministering at HCC, Kathy served in several United Church of Christ congregations in New Jersey, including serving in positions as a Licensed Minister, a Pastoral Intern, and as a Pastoral Associate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry. Kathy was ordained in August of 2019.
Kathy has a Master of Divinity degree from the University of Notre Dame as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Theology) degree from Notre Dame. Before coming to the UCC and discerning a call to ordination, Kathy served in a variety of ministries in a Catholic context including teaching in several high schools, working in young adult ministry, and presenting throughout the country.
Kathy is originally from northern Wisconsin and lived on the west coast, before moving to New Jersey where she met her husband Jason. They relocated to New Hampshire in September. Kathy enjoys reading, hiking and walking, gardening, and crocheting. She and her husband also enjoy going out for vegetarian food, spending time in the great outdoors, and being at home with their three cats.
Herb Tardiff is the Director of Music for Hampstead Congregational Church. Herb has been a musician and teacher for decades. He served as the Minister of Music, Organist, and Choir Director at Longmeadow Congregational Church in Auburn, NH for almost forty years. He has also served as a choral and band instructor and director at various high schools for many years. He is an accomplished organist, pianist, and composer. We are grateful to have him serve as Director of Music, leading the choir, and playing the organ and piano for Sunday and all special services.
Lora Manning is the Office Administrator at Hampstead Congregational Church.
In 2009, Lora started attending church and joined in 2011. She has served with the Stewardship Committee and chaired our Communications Team. In her role with this team, Lora has managed our church's website and Facebook page. She brings many office skills, considerable experience, and lots of vibrant energy to her position.
Prior to having children Lora worked for Analog Devices in Wilmington, MA for 15 years as a Senior Logistics Specialist.
Lora grew up in Lowell, MA and graduated from The Greater Lowell Vocational School in Tyngsboro, MA in 1987. Lora and her husband, Tom, moved to Hampstead in 2000. She has two children, Sarah and Tommy.
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