The Rev. Curtis Metzger, Rector
The Rev. Curtis Metzger was ordained deacon and priest in the Anglican Diocese of Quebec in 1986, after earning an Master of Divinity from Trinity College, University of Toronto and Toronto School of Theology, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire. He worked as a priest in the diocese of Quebec for 3 years, first as curate of the Cathedral in Quebec City, then as priest-in-charge of a mission parish in Sept-Iles, Quebec, 10 hours north and east of Quebec City. He then moved to Vancouver, British Columbia for 8 years, where he worked as the palliative care chaplain at Vancouver General Hospital, then as executive director of a small community hospice program. While in Vancouver he was an honorary assistant priest at Christ Church Cathedral. Then he moved to Honolulu, Hawaii for 3 years as was the executive director of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii, and was an honorary assistant priest at St. Mark's, Kapahulu.
He returned to New England in 1990 to be closer to his parents in New Hampshire, and first worked as the executive director of the Red Cross of York County, Maine, and assisted at the cathedral in Portland. After 3 years there he took a position with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Division, and was the Hospital Preparedness Coordinator for 10 years administering federal grants for all 26 acute care hospitals on emergency preparedness for large events. In July 2013 he began a new position as the Rural Health Manager for New Hampshire, focusing on the 13 small rural hospitals around efforts in quality improvement and overall viability in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. While with the State, he was also the part time rector of St. Stephen's parish in Pittsfield, N.H.
Fr. Curtis keeps an apartment in Littleton, but he and his spouse, Doug, own a 18th century cape-style home in Boscawen, N.H., on 6 acres with a black Labrador Retriever, a cat, and 6 chickens. Doug is a nurse and works in the Concord area. When the time comes, they plan on retiring in the Littleton area and have recently found a home for that purpose!
He currently serves on the Diocesan Finance Committee, the Board of Directors of the North Country Health Consortium, and the Littleton Regional Healthcare Ethics Committee.