Leadership and staff
The Rev. Curtis Metzger
The Rev. Curtis Metzger became rector of All Saints' in April of 2016. He 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 in the Public Health Division, 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.
He and his spouse, Doug, have bought a 1779 Federal style colonial house on 22 acres in Littleton and plan on retiring there.
He currently serves on the Diocesan Finance Committee, the Commission on Ministry, the Littleton Regional Healthcare Ethics and Palliative Care Committees, the Littleton Area Sexual Assault Resource Team, and the Town of Littleton EMS Commission.
Organist & Choir Director
Jim Roan is Organist and Choir Director at All Saints'. He was officially appointed September 1, 2019. Jim studied piano and organ at Boston Conservatory of Music. He served in various parishes of the Archdiocese of Boston as Director of Music Ministries and Liturgy for some 36 years. In 2006, it was time for a change and Jim left parish ministry and spent the next 9 years teaching elementary music.
Jim and his wife, Cathy, moved to Littleton in 2015. They joined All Saints' Parish in the Spring of 2017 and were officially welcomed into the Episcopal faith on March 17, 2019. They are happy to be a part of the parish family of All Saints'. Both currently work as educators at Bethlehem Elementary School.
Joyce Roy, who has inspired us with her gift of music since 2003, is our Organist Emeritus. Joyce is a graduate in music from Oberlin Conservatory. She has been accompanist for the Jefferson Chorus, Littleton High School and other groups throughout the area.
The Rev. Paul H. Higginson
The Rev. Paul Higginson was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on December 7th, 1991 in the Diocese of Connecticut. His prime area of ministry was working with teenagers. This work was carried out both through teaching carpentry in Connecticut’s Vocational High School system and by co-leading the Wilderness Challenge program at Camp Washington - the summer camp of the Diocese of CT. Liturgically Paul served in numerous parishes in Connecticut including St. Mark’s, Storrs, St Paul’s, Woodbury and St John’s, New Milford.
Paul moved to New Hampshire in 2003 and has served as All Saints' deacon since then.
The Rev. Kathy Boss, Curate
The Rev. Kathy Boss was ordained priest at The White Mountain School in Bethlehem, on March 20, 2021 in an intimate Covid-safe service.
Kathy earned her Masters of Divinity at Boston University School of Theology. She also has a Master’s degree in Literature from University of NH and a bachelors from Boston University. She became part-time curate of All Saints’ in July of 2020 and also serves as the school chaplain for White Mountain School.
This is her second career. She began to discern her call early in life, but it wasn’t until 2015 with her youngest about to graduate high school, that she began to explore it. In 2016 she walked the Camino Frances in Spain—a 500 mile pilgrimage to Santiago. A year later she began work on her Masters of Divinity. Prior to being called to ministry she worked in nonprofit management and education. She has served as the Director of a food pantry, the Director of Community and Resource Development at a small boarding school, a teacher, the Executive Director of a statewide arts organization, and as a stay-at-home Mom.
Deacon Kathy grew up in Australia and Canada, and moved back to the United States, where her parents were from, when she was in high school. She has lived in New England for her entire adult life, and has been in New Hampshire since 1997 when her youngest son was born. She is the proud mother of three adult sons.
A greeting from Deacon Kathy. Click here to read or watch the video below.
Linda Moore is a Medical Technologist by profession who has been attending seminary at Montreal Diocesan College affiliated with McGill University in Montreal, and is a candidate for the priesthood for the Diocese of Vermont. She and her wife, Diane, live in Lyndonville. She will be with us for her “In Ministry Year” placement for about 10 hours a week for the academic year. Her interests are in pastoral care, especially for those who have had difficult paths in conservative religious traditions, and anticipates being a bi-vocational priest and helping in small rural parishes in Vermont or N.H.
Verna retired in November 2015 after 30 years with the NH Department of Transportation as an Administrative Secretary. She has three grown and married children; two sons and a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Verna says that "although I enjoy retirement immensely, I decided to return to the workforce on a part time basis to give my life some purpose and to keep my brain from turning to mush."
meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm
Presiding Officer: Curtis Metzger, Rector
Senior Warden: Sheelagh Higginson
Junior Warden: Lisa Beausoleil
Clerk: Terri Fillion
Treasurer: Ralph Bradley
Members at Large:
Delegates to Convention/Convocation
Norma St. John