• Pastor Kim Hester

    Pastor Kim was born in Philadelphia, PA, and grew up outside of Baltimore, MD. Growing up in the church she never saw herself as a pastor, in fact it wasn't until college that it even dawned on her that women could serve as pastor. With an undergraduate and master's degree in teaching, she taught Middle School Language Arts and reading for 3 years when God started whispering (yelling really) for her to enter full-time ministry.  After a brief "Jonah run" away from this call to Indiana University, Pastor Kim began her seminary studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio where she received the Fund for Leaders in Mission Scholarship. Following Internship in Portland, OR she began her first call in Northern Virginia, then two calls in the Portland area, before she began her call here at Christ the King in March 2019.

    She is married to Karl, who is also an ELCA pastor, and the mom of one rambunctious little guy, stepmom to two adult stepchildren, and grandma to one, and Momma of Nico the Cat.  She thrives in connection and community with others, exploring the use of media and technology in faith communities, and being real about who we are and who God has called us to be.  She enjoys ice hockey (#ALLCAPS!), a good beer, friends, laughter, art, poetry, and living boldly in faith every day.

  • Kathy Blake - Church Communications and Administration Lead

    Katherine Blake grew up in a small Connecticut town, the eldest of three. With a BA in Journalism and an

    MS in Communications Management, she spent much of her career at Bentley University in Marketing

    Communication, working with writers, editors, designers and web developers. During this time, she

    served as a part-time administrator for a Jewish renewal community and a professional association,

    producing directories, newsletters and promotional materials. In 2011, she graduated from the

    Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, where she learned about world religious traditions, explored various

    aspects of spirituality and the divine and became proficient in leading interfaith services. Since then, she

    has performed a range of funeral and burial services for people without faith communities. Most recently Kathy served as a staff assistant at Tufts University, supporting academic planning and communications for

    Sociology; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Programs; and Interdisciplinary Studies. In her spare time,

    she is an active member of Follen Church in Lexington and enjoys meeting friends for dinner, attending

    concerts and plays, writing honorary tributes, reading, knitting and coloring. She lives in a townhouse in

    a former Catholic church in Lowell, with her husband, John Lawlor, and their elderly cat Amelia Bedelia. She started as Communications and Administration Lead at CtK on June 1; her office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

  • Lisa Cooper - Church Music Director

    Lisa first began her relationship with the Christ the King congregation as a child, attending services with her family. A graduate of Plymouth State University, Lisa teaches private voice and piano lessons along with her spouse, Jenny, at Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. Lisa can be heard weekly during Sunday Worship at Christ the King, as she leads the congregation in song both as leader of the church choir and accompanist to guest musicians, but also as a pianist and organist in her own right. Lisa currently lives in Groton, Massachusetts with Jenny, their three sons, and their chocolate lab, Kona.

  • Dee Dee Thurber - Chapel School Director

    Dee Dee Thurber has been in the Chapel School family since 2000. She began her career at Chapel School as a teacher in the fall of 2006 and was promoted to Director in fall 2007. Dee Dee is a certified instructor for the movement program, Brain Gym. She holds a Master's Degree in Special Education and a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and is a Level 1 credentialed Preschool Administrator by the State of NH. She also holds a state credential for Workshop Trainer and Individual Mentor. Dee Dee lives in Nashua with her husband, Jamie, and their three children, three dogs, two rabbits, and one horse, Skip!

Congregational Council

Linda Gillet, President 
Will Rideout, Vice President 
Pat Whalen, Secretary
Janet Waugaman, Treasurer (appointed)
Kim Hester - Pastor
Becky Devani, Council Member 
Fran Ferrari, Council Member
Kathy Philion, Council Member
Elise Thompson , Council Member