Reverend Michael Graham- Pastor
The Reverend Michael C. Graham has been the pastor of the Gilford Community Church since 2002. He graduated from Michigan State University in 1980. He then graduated from Gordon Conwell Seminary in 1987, and earned his Master’s Degree at Johns Hopkins University in 1991. Michael also earned his M. Div at Wesley Theological Seminary in 1992. Prior to working at the Gilford Community Church, Michael served at congregations in Massachusetts and Maryland. He lives in Gilford with his wife, Cindie.
Scott Hodsdon- Youth and Family Program Director
Scott Hodsdon has been the Director of the Gilford Youth Center since 2009. He is in charge of programming, scheduling, and the day-to-day operation of the center. Scott is also the Youth Director at the Gilford Community Church, where he heads the Sunday School program, and organizes youth and family events for its members.
Scott currently lives in Gilford with his wife, Kate, and children, Addison and Drew.
Taryn Smith - Administrative Assistant
Taryn joined our team in July 2019. She previously worked full time for a financial firm handling all the bookeeping since 2004. She still works part time for them.
Taryn was born and raised in Rhode Island. She moved to New Hampshire in 2002 after her first child was born. Taryn lives in Gilford with her three sons, Matthew, Ben and Joe.
Carl R. Carder, Financial Administrator
Carl Carder is currently employed with Lakes Region Planning Commission as Bookkeeper. He was previously employed with RBS Citizens for thirty-five (35) years providing sales support for the Northern New England and Rhode Island Middle Market Region. As a member of Gilford Community Church, Carl has served as Treasurer and on the Finance and Pastor Staff Committees. He provides bookkeeping services to two (2) Gilford condominium associations.
Carl was raised in Meredith, NH. After graduating from Inter-Lakes High School, he earned his Associate’s Degree from the Lakes Region Community College. Carl and his wife Wanda have lived in Gilford for thirty (30) years.
Carolyn Ames, Music Director/Organist