Leadership Team


  • Rev. Steve Kasanovich,  Pastor/Elder

    Pastor@hicnh.com

    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.C@hicnh.com

    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.R@hicnh.com

    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 Beland, Elder

    Don.B@hicnh.com

    Don has been attending Hope in Christ Church since 2017.  Don retired in 2020 from his career in mechanical engineering. He and his wife Debbie have two children and four grandchildren. His son Andy, and his wife, lead our Youth Group. Don’s hobbies are camping, bicycling, woodworking, hunting and fishing. Don and Debbie have led a young adult’s group for seven years and will continue this ministry at Hope in Christ Church.

  • Paul Taylor, Elder

    Paul.T@hicnh.com

    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

    office@hicnh.com

    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

    worshipleader@hicnh.com

    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

    kidschurch@hicnh.com

    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.

  • Stella Henninger, Awana

    awana@hicnh.com

    Stella has been married over 17 yrs and has 2 wonderful boys, Evan and James. You can find her either at the baseball field cheering on her favorite baseball players, or at her seasonal campsite in the White Mountains.  God led her to Hope in Christ Church several years ago, where she teaches in Kid's church, and leads our Awana program.