The Rev. Kelly Sundberg Seaman
Rector & Episcopal Chaplain to PSU
The Reverend Kelly Sundberg Seaman arrived in the Pemi-Baker Valley in January, 2018. Called by both Holy Spirit, Plymouth, and St. Mark's, Ashland, to serve as their priest and pastor, she will also serve as Episcopal Chaplain to Plymouth State University.
Rev. Kelly comes to the Episcopal Church in the Pemi-Baker Valley following two years as Missioner of Sunapee, serving St. Andrews (New London, NH) and Epiphany (Newport, NH).
Kelly is a graduate of Davidson College (NC), the University of Virginia, and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and trained as a hospital chaplain at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Prior to her ordination to the priesthood, Kelly worked as a writer and editor, including in the news office of Dartmouth College. She and David Seaman, an academic librarian, are the parents of three young adult children.
Email Rev. Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church of the Holy Spirit and St. Mark's Church gratefully acknowledge the service of the Reverend Randy Dales, who retired as interim Priest in Charge at the end of 2017. In 2012, Randy finished thirty-four years as Rector of All Saints Church, Wolfeboro, and spent the next year as Canon to the Ordinary, facilitating the transition from Bishop Robinson to Bishop Hirschfeld, retiring in 2013. He continues to serve the Diocese of New Hampshire, along with his wife Lynn, as co-chaplain to the retired Episcopal clergy living in New Hampshire. Throughout the years, Randy has been active in the life of the diocese, currently serving on its Board of Trustees, and as a Trustee of the Holderness School.
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Who We Are
Maryan Davis, Deacon
"I Am Among You As One Who Serves"
Those words written in beautiful, bright red calligraphy encircle the certification of my completion of a three year diaconal formation process in the Diocese of Massachusetts making me eligible for Ordination into the diaconate of the Episcopal Church. By God’s Grace and the people consenting, I will be ordained into the vocational diaconate of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire through the laying on of hands by The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, Bishop of New Hampshire on June 12, 2016 at St. Paul’s Church Concord at 3:00 PM. Please know that you are all invited to attend.
Upon that ordination, Bishop Hirshfeld has assigned me to serve the forming community of Holy Spirit, Plymouth and St. Mark’s, Ashland as your deacon. I will be working closely with Rev. Randy Dales and the Sr. Warden’s of your congregation to support the ways you have chosen to serve the poor, the needy, and the sick in the wider community beyond the church doors.
Please know that I am here to listen to all the ways you wish to explore and live into ministry with the diversity of God’s people around us and that I am willing to walk with you into those places that may seem beyond our capacity to help. Because everything we do together to create a better world matters . . . and each time we stretch out our hands in love . . . our efforts will serve to bring about a sense of God’s desire for the church to address the concerns of the world . . . striving to create peace among all people.
So, a little bit about my spiritual journey to this point in my life. I have a Nursing background with fifty years of experience in a variety of aspects of patient care from Obstetrical and Pediatric to camp nursing to care for those in the later years of life. Pastoral Care is a gift I treasure.
Along the way, I have acquired a BA in Adult Religious Education from St. Joseph College of Maine; A certificate for Clinical Pastoral Education form Havenwood-Herritage Heights in Concord, NH, and a certificate of completion as a four year Education for Ministry student.
I am the mother of two grown children who have wonderful marriage partners. That said, they have given me the gift of four beautiful and very active, growing grandchildren. Nathan is 11, Owen is 9, Brooklyn is 5, and Brayden is 2 ½.
I look forward to ministering with and among you as one who aspires to Servant Christ Ministry in the Church and in the World.
Faithfully in Christ,