As a team we are simply learners, committed to personal growth and change. We claim these three words as we care for our gathering: respect, love and serve.

The Council of Elders is made up of:

Ric Garland

Though I was born in Buffalo, NY (devoted Bills fan – don’t hold that against me) – I’ve got a ton of Red Sox t-shirts and hats. I have a passion for revival and believe, along with our gathering, that Epsom Bible Church can be the catalyst for it across...

Jamie Cotelleso

Twenty-three years ago, my wife Sarah and I began our life journey together, having little idea of what an adventure it would become! Now we find ourselves living our dream, serving the Lord through our ministry at Epsom Bible Church, alongside our three awesome kids. Hannah, Silas, and Ella share...

Kevin Fisher

My wife of 32 years, Barbara, and I live in Deerfield where we have raised our five wonderful sons. As we approach an “empty nest”, we fill our time with working at our family excavation business, counseling, coaching Concord Christian Track, and loving the time we share with each other,...

Garry Barnes

The Redskins are my team, but the Patriots are on equal footing- almost! Although I was born in Washington, D.C., I have lived in New England with my wife Sandy since 1972 – just over 43 years. I love hunting, gardening and John Deere tractors. Our four young grandsons line...

Ryan Prout

Since 2005, I’ve enjoyed living in the great state of New Hampshire. Shortly after moving from Maine, I met my amazing wife Audrey, started attending Epsom Bible Church, and began my career in woodworking.   My favorite pastimes include nature photography, hiking, building furniture, and spending time with Audrey and my...

Scott Palmer

Thirty seven years ago, I traveled 20,000 miles (to Guam) to go on a date that would last me the rest of my life. My wife Louise and I like to explore bookshops and cafés together. I can usually be found with a double espresso in hand. I’ve always had...

Marty Donovan

I grew up in Binghamton, New York, then attended pharmacy school in Boston where I met and married my wife Kimberly. I worked in Maryland for a time after graduation, before buying a pharmacy and settling down in Concord, New Hampshire.  Although a pharmacist, I am also a clinical nutritionist;...