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, eventually plan on retiring in the North Country of New Hampshire.
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.
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, then and now, is 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. Paul is in his eleventh year serving as the volunteer Chaplain at the nearby White Mountain School.
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."
Organist & Choir Director
In the late summer of 2019 we officially welcomed Jim Roan as our Organist and Choir Director.
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.
meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm
in the conference room
Presiding Officer: Curtis Metzger, Rector
Senior Warden: Sheelagh Higginson
Junior Warden: Lisa Beausoleil
Secretary: Ellen Rowe
Treasurer: Ralph Bradley
Members at Large:
Delegates to Convention/Convocation
Norma St. John