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Meet Our Staff

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Michael Gelsomini

From a young age, I was involved in church life. Growing up Catholic, I served as an altar boy and at one time considered becoming a Catholic Priest. In 2002 I discovered the extravagant welcome of the United Church of Christ and never turned back.  In 2010 I graduated from Andover Newton Theological School and went on to serve as Pastor and Teacher of the West Gloucester Trinitarian Congregational church in Gloucester MA.   I have been a bi-vocational pastor the past 7 years and am excited about serving UCC North Hampton as it’s full time pastor.


I am blessed to have married my best friend and loving wife, Sara. Together we have two adult children who remain a big part of our lives.


I love to experience God in different ways, whether it be through worship, spending time with family, at the beach, in nature, with friends or working on a mission project. I take seriously the extravagant welcome of the UCC and I look forward to meeting you, no matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, come and experience the presence of the living God with us!

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Faith Formation Coordinator

Wendy McLaughlin

Wendy and her husband Bill raised their two children here in the seacoast. They were blessed with wonderful Sunday School experiences and Wendy feels strongly that now is her time to help nurture the next generation.



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Music Director

Mary Oliver

Mary comes to us after serving 25 years as an organist and 4 years as a choir director in the United Methodist Church.  Her parents and one brother are all retired ministers.  Mary is excited to be in this church, with its wonderful choir, amazing organ and excellent pastor.


Mary received her Bachelors of Arts Degree from Mount Holyoke College, double majoring in Music and Biology.  After working at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary, doing research on the inner ear, she returned to school to get her Masters Degree in Child Life: Working with Children in Hospitals.  


Mary is blessed to have three adult sons who all live in New England.  She works at North Hampton School as a music teacher.  She enjoys gardening and walking.


Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

Danny Smith

Danny is a life-long NH resident, primarily from Kingston and Exeter, comes to NHUCC with a history of administrative, hospitality, music, retail, theatrical, and ministry skills in his path.  Since 2002, Danny is the Minister of Music at the Main Street Congregational Church, UCC, in Amesbury, MA. Since 2008 , Danny is also the Director of Operations at Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center in North Andover, MA.  In addition to being Executive Director of his community chorus “Voices of Distinction” in Kingston,  he is also a private piano and voice instructor, and was the Artistic Director for Encore Theater Company in Kingston for many years. 

Today, Danny lives with his life partner, Jonathan, and their cat “Gus” in their home on Kingston Lake.

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