Community Chapel

pastoral Staff


  • GEOFF DEFRANCA

    SENIOR PASTOR

    Since October of 2002, Kathleen and I began walking The Journey with the people of Community Chapel with a simple desire to share in becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus sent into the world. We understand that the church exists for the world as the vehicle of God's preferred plan for all mankind. A New Jersey native, I came to faith in Christ as a young adult, while serving in the U.S. Navy. I am a graduate of Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colo. and have participated in non-degree graduate studies at Fuller Theological Seminary focused on missional leadership. We have served congregations in California, Upstate New York and here in Nashua. We have three adult children who all live in the greater Boston area. Given the chance I like to ride a bike, eat good food, read good books, breathe the fresh air of the Maine coast and go to the dump on my day off! Really. I do.

  • MARY DILORETO

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    I grew up in Massachusetts and was raised in the Catholic tradition. I came to know Christ as my Savior when I was 22 and on my own personal search for God. My husband Joe and I came to Community Chapel in 1998. We have three adult children and three grandsons. I sensed a call into formal ministry in 2004 and was ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in June 2014. I serve in the areas of pastoral care and counsel, focusing on those facing addiction, grief and life-crisis issues, as well as oversight of the administration and building management. My great love is serving people especially in the difficult places of this journey called life. Though I cannot fix problems, I can be Jesus’ heart and hands and offer them the message of hope that came to me back in 1980 through others who loved Christ. I look forward to continuing to serve Him and fulfilling the purpose He has brought to my life. In my free time, I like to walk, to exercise and to read. Biographies of people's spiritual journeys are my favorite reads as well as books on spiritual disciplines. I love the ocean and the mountains and enjoy spending time with family especially our three grandsons God has blessed us with. I love the quiet of the early morning and the stillness of the very late evening.

  • MICHAEL KENNEDY

    FAMILY MINISTRY PASTOR

    I was born and raised in Duxbury, Massachusetts and attended St. Paul's Church of the Nazarene as a teenager. I am a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College and Nazarene Theological Seminary. In-between graduating from ENC and attending NTS, I had the privilege to be the youth pastor at Norwood Community Church in MA. and an enrollment counselor at ENC.  The best part of those two years was beginning a relationship with Tory, my wife. The happiest day of my life was May 11, 2013, when Tory and I got married.  After getting married Tory and I moved to Kansas City to attend NTS.  During our time at NTS, I was the youth and families pastor at Shawnee Church of the Nazarene and a Recruiter for NTS.  In September of 2016, I was installed as one of the pastors at Community Chapel.  Fun facts about me: I love spending time with Tory, running, playing disc golf, drinking way too much coffee and enjoying the great outdoors of NH.

  • SHIRLEY KALTENBACH

    NCLC AND PART-TIME ON-CALL PASTOR

    I was born and raised in Redondo Beach, Calif. I know it is tough to grow up in one of the vacation spots of the world, but someone has to do it. I accepted Jesus as my savior when I was young, but Jesus transformed my life shortly after I graduated from college. My relationship with Him has been deeper, closer since then. After working as a learning disabilities specialist for Hudson Memorial School and in various capacities for Digital Equipment Corporation, Compaq, and Hewlett Packard, God called me into the ministry. I have attended Community Chapel since 1991 and have been privileged to be a pastor here since 2005. God’s Word holds a fascination for me because it reveals so much of God. I love reading and studying it. I love to talk with people about God, and I thank God for allowing me to see Him work in people’s lives. I also like to read, hike and work in the garden.

  • SERENA KLEPPINGER

    PART-TIME ASSOCIATE PASTOR

    WORSHIP COORDINATION & DEVELOPMENT

    I spent most of my growing-up years in a little town called Rock Hill, NY, after moving from Texarkana, Arkansas. I attended Eastern Nazarene College and received a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology. During my years at ENC I received formal music education and participated in various singing groups and worship teams. While at ENC, I met the love of my life, Jeff. We were married on December 19, 1998. In the years that followed, we were blessed with three children: Kaitlyn, Hannah, and Caleb. We also have some four-legged creatures that live with us: our dog, Daisy, and Emmet and Ralph – Caleb’s guinea pigs! In 1995, I first felt God calling me into the ministry and have been following God’s plan for my life, moving in that direction. We began attending Community Chapel in 2000 and have been serving here in various capacities ever since. I have been part of the worship ministry at Community Chapel for the last 18 years.  I have finished my educational requirements through Nazarene Bible College and am working toward ordination in the Church of the Nazarene. I began my  pastoral position at Community Chapel in July of 2018 and I am excited about what God is doing in and through the worship ministries at Community Chapel! It is my honor to serve God and His people. 

    Some fun facts about me: The love of music is in my blood; I love to read – especially spending time in God’s Word; I have grown to love cooking and find it fun to come up with a new Gluten-free/Dairy-free recipe; I love spending time with my family – biking, watching movies, playing games, or just sitting down and talking about life. 

  • PAM OGDEN

    LEAD ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Originally from the Pacific Northwest, our family arrived in Nashua, NH in July 2003 after husband, Bill retired from the Air Force. I began volunteering for the youth pastor in Jan. 2004 and eventually moved into the office support position, and then as an administrative assistant. Married for 35 years, we have 2 adult children and 2 dogs. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family.

  • TRE ZINK

    BOOKKEEPER/ ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    My relationship with Jesus began at an early age and I celebrate His faithfulness in my journey and His continued grace as I grow in Him. I embraced my time at ENC, as a child growing up, as a student, as an employee and as a resident director. I met my husband, Chad, during my time there and celebrate God's gift to me in him. We have two children that help me see the blessing of "being" instead of "doing". Although my degree was in early childhood education, I have enjoyed the opportunity to work in accounts payable, as a bank teller, as a personal banker and as a preschool teacher. My passion for family, both my biological family as well as my church family, continues to give me the privilege of developing relationships that encourage my heart as I allow God to use me to be a part of His story. Although my journey has had many unexpected turns, I can see how He has used those times to grow my faith and draw me closer to Him as I am continually aware of my need for Him in all things. 

  • PAULA COLEMAN

    BOOKKEEPER

    I grew up in Billerica, MA with a strong Catholic heritage that taught me the importance of attending church and spending time in prayer and how to love God.  I had the influence of a Grandfather who loved the Lord and had a heart for people and spent his whole life serving.  At the age of 13 I came to know Jesus as my savior and have been blessed to walk with Him ever since.  My husband and I have lived in Londonderry, NH for 19 years now.  We have 4 grown children and 4 grandchildren.  I am one of the bookkeepers for Community Chapel and have been blessed by a job that has given me the flexibility first to raise my own children, and now to be able to provide almost full time care for my grandchildren.  I love the outdoors, hiking and playing soccer, but my favorite is spending time with my family.

  • STEVE RUSSO

    CUSTODIAL MANAGER

    I was born and raised in East Haven, CT. After college I worked for my father cleaning and maintenance company until I started here at Community Chapel in 2017. I met my wife in 2011 and we got married in 2017 and moved to Brookline, NH. We have two dogs- Lilly & Lexi. We love spoiling our pups, traveling and being outdoors.