Leadership Team

  • Rev. Steve Kasanovich,  Pastor/Elder


    Pastor Steve, is a licensed and ordained CCCC (Conservative Congregational Christian Conference) minister. He is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Theology and Christian Ministry, and had previously served as a pastor at Mayflower Church in Kingston, Massachusetts prior to being called to Chichester. He’s been married to his wife Shirley, who works at the Chichester Central School, for over 30 yrs, and has three children, ranging in age from 20-29 yrs of age. Pastor Steve enjoys building and racing hot rods, hunting, and fly fishing in his spare time.

  • Marc Chronis, Elder


    Marc has been attending Hope in Christ Church since 1995. For the past 20 years he served first as deacon and has been an elder for over 15 years. Marc is a stone mason and builder. He and his wife Lisa, have two daughters and six grandchildren. Marc is an avid outdoorsman and hunter. His life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6.

  • Todd Russell, Elder


    Todd has been attending Hope in Christ since 2003. He first served as deacon and is now serving as an elder. Todd is a production planner at Saint-Gobain in Merrimack. He and his wife Laurie have 4 children ranging from 7 to 17 years old. Todd and Laurie have been involved with, and now lead, a small group focused on marriage which has helped them and others to grow closer as husband and wife, as well as to the Lord. Todd enjoys swimming, running, shooting, grilling, various other outdoor summer activities, and black & white movies.

  • Don Reid, Elder


    Don has been attending Hope in Christ Church for about twelve years. He first served as deacon and was asked to serve as elder 5 years ago. Don recently retired as a tool and die maker at General Electric where he worked on jet engines. He and his wife Renee, have a daughter, a son and 4 grandchildren. Don and Renee have been very active as coordinators for Dave Ramsay's Financial Peace University and have led more than 14 courses at Hope in Christ since 2010. Don enjoys bicycling, gardening, and time with his grandsons.

  • Paul Taylor, Elder


    Paul has been attending Hope in Christ since 1989. He has served as an elder for over 15 years. Paul is a professional pilot. He and his wife Deb have three children and five grandchildren. Paul and Deb have been involved with and, for many years, led a small group focused on marriage and family. He enjoys bicycling, photography, and gardening.

  • Katie Shaw, Office Manager


    In addition to being the church secretary and office manager, Katie also has a small housecleaning business when she is not working here in the office at Hope in Christ. Katie, her husband Bob, and son Rob, enjoy spending time together camping, biking, volunteering, and attending robotics competitions during the school year. Katie also enjoys baking and crafts. Her favorite Scripture verse is Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see” 

  • Laurie Russell, Worship Leader


    Laurie leads our Worship Team and has been attending, along side her 4 children and  husband & Elder Todd, since 2003. Together, Laurie and Todd lead small group studies and help with children & youth ministries as well.

  • Shirley Kasanovich, Kid's Church Coordinator


    Shirley leads our Children's Ministry, and is married to Pastor Steve. She works at Chichester Central School and has a passion for helping kids understand both the Truth and Grace of Gods love in their lives.

  • Ray & Ammy Ramsey, Awana


    Ray and Ammy have fun every Wednesday as our Awana Commanders! Ammy also serves on our Hospitality Team. They have 2 kids in the youth group as well, Wyatt & Emma.