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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.