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Staff And Leadership


Moderator of Presbytery - The Rev. Sally Newhall


Rev. Newhall recently retired as minister of Nashua Presbyterian Church, which she served for over a decade.  During that decade she also served on the Commission on Ministry (COM) and the Leadership Commission (LC).  Her 45 years of ministry included serving churches in all the New England presbyteries as well as in the DC area, western NY, and northern Indiana.  She has graduate degrees from two NE seminaries:  Hartford Seminary Foundation and Andover Newton Theological School.

Sally is adjusting to retirement by spending a lot more time with her four grandchildren, watching a lot more TV, reading constantly, and learning to quilt.  During her moderator year in 2023, she hopes to visit most of the churches of PNNE.  That's one option that being retired gives her!!

Contact Sally using this EMAIL.

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Vice Moderator of Presbytery - Ruling Elder Dennis Kauppila

Dennis was born and grew up in Detroit Michigan and was very active in his church’s Luther League.  He attended the University of Vermont and was awarded a B.S. in Animal Science, then a M.S. in Agricultural Economics.  After a career with the University of Vermont Extension, Dennis retired in 2015.

He is married to Becky and they have a son Jesse and a daughter Rachel.  They attend the Presbyterian Church of Barnet, joining the church in 1988.  Dennis was ordained as an elder and began serving on session in Barnet in 1994.  He has served as assistant treasurer and assistant clerk, and began as Clerk in 2017.  He is "curious and hopeful" about his term as Assistant Moderator for PNNE.

Contact Dennis using this EMAIL.

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Resource Presbyter - The Rev. Dr. Scott DeBlock

Rev. DeBlock has been a church pastor for 34 years, most recently engaged in interim/transitional ministry in Albany Presbytery and now in PNNE at Old South (First Presbyterian Church, Newburyport, MA).


Scott lives in Scarborough, ME, with his wife Heidi, a critical care physician at Stephen’s Memorial Hospital in Norway, ME.  They have three grown daughters spread from London, England, to Washington, DC.  Scott is a Yankees fan trying to endure living in Red Sox nation, and is still seeking the authentic golf swing.

Above all, he is excited to come alongside the congregations and leaders of this presbytery in the common mission of sharing God’s love to our region.

Contact Scott thru the "Contact" page.


Stated Clerk - The Rev. T. J. DeMarco

Rev. DeMarco also serves as Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Boston and is pastor of Woodbury Union Church, Presbyterian, in Warwick, RI.  T. J., his wife Molly and three children live in Pawtucket, RI.  In his spare time T. J. enjoys cycling, hiking, and reading.

Contact TJ thru the "Contact" page.


Treasurer - Elder Stewart Gates

Ruling Elder Stewart Gates is well suited to be Treasurer for PNNE.  He received a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and has owned a Financial Services business from 2000 to present.

Stewart has been the Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church of Barnet, VT, from 2007 to present.  He is a Registered Representative for securities 6/63; is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC); is health and life insurance licensed; and has completed online training for QuickBooks.

Contact Stewart thru the "Contact" page.

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