Pages Navigation Menu

Ministers Council

The Ministers Council of Vermont and New Hampshire is an autonomous, professional, multicultural organization of ordained, commissioned and lay Christian leaders within the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A. We are women and men who advocate for and covenant with each other to deepen our spiritual journey and to increase our effectiveness, as persons who are accepting the call of God and church for the advancement of the Gospel mission of the church of Jesus Christ and to proclaim His truth in a prophetic voice as led by the Holy Spirit.12 TMV Logo

Rev. Stephen Hammond, 85 North Main St., Newport, NH 03773
email: 603-863-3235

First Vice President
Rev. Dale Louise Nicholas, PO Box 40, Cornish Flat, NH 03746
email: 603-542-8546

Second Vice President
Rev. Wayne Toutaint, 20 Summer St., Bristol, NH 03222
email: 603-774-8348

Rev. Kathleen Blackey, PO Box 184, South Londonderry, VT 05155
email: 802-856-7266

Financial Secretary

Rev. George Keeler, 257 Eastview Circle, Williston, VT 05495
email: 802-598-1093

Local Chapter Representative
Rev. Greg Vigne, PO Box 293, Whitefield, NH 03598
email: 603-837-7083

Time Away for Pastors
The Wixson Ministry Cabin is a place of rest for pastors, missionaries and ministry leaders and their families. As you nourish others for God’s purpose and glory, it is important to take time and “be still”.  There is no charge for this experience. Contact Pastor Kevin at to schedule your time of rest and renewal. Click on this link for the guidelines for the use of the cabin: Wixson Ministry Cabin Guidelines

ALTON BAY CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE CENTER: Pastors are invited to spend up to two nights at the Conference Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday free of charge (subject to availability). There are no meals included, just a comfortable room, quiet time for study and reflection, and the natural beauty of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Please contact Rev. Linda Overall at or call ABCCC at 603-875-6161.

FOREST HAVEN: A place of healing hospitality and spiritual refreshment for pastors and other Christian workers. 29 Hogg Hill Road, Bradford NH; 603-938-2964; Looking for a get-away place? Forest Haven is an apartment attached to the home of Randy & Jill Thompson, who have answered God’s call to provide this place for you. It is a faith-based ministry so there is no charge. Randy is Pastor at Immanuel Community Church in Concord. Visit their website at

MC Constitution & By-Laws 2015

Fiduciary Papers (links to files)
MC ABCVNH License to Preach Flow Chart

MC ABCVNH Recognized Ordination Checklist for Candidates

MC Ordination Council Process Flow Chart

MC Privilege of Call Flow Chart

Link to The Ministers Council’s homepage: