Meet our clergy and staff:
The REv. Reed J. LOY - Rector
Reed joined St. Andrew’s as rector in the Summer of 2017. He grew up on his family farm in Epping, NH. Through the love and encouragement of many dear mentors, he has found a home in the church during travels across the state, the country and the globe. He studied Plant Biology at the University of New Hampshire. Following work in campus, youth, justice, and parish ministry, he received his Masters of Divinity from Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, CA. He comes to St. Andrew’s from the Greater Portland area of Maine where he served as assistant rector to St. Alban’s and St. Peter’s churches.
From Reed’s early prayers at the dinner table, camps, and on Sunday mornings, through the joys and challenges of life since, he finds himself today in a relationship of “deep trust and a good dose of playfulness with the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.” He enjoys prayer in words, song, writing, drawing, silence, sport, and through the sharing of stories. He loves games intellectual and physical, competitive and recreational, particularly soccer.
Reed lives with his wife, Linden Rayton, and their daughter Laurel in Contoocook.
Eric dolch - Music Director
Originally from the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey, Eric has served a number of large churches throughout New Jersey, Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in Darien, CT, and now St. Andrew’s. During his time as the Director of Music & Principal Organist at St. Nicholas of Tolentine in Atlantic City, Eric also served as the Sub-Dean and Dean of the Southeast Jersey Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Eric is also a Pipe Organ Technician known most notably for his experience working on the restoration of the largest pipe organ in the world at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Eric has worked with multiple organ building, restoration, and maintenance companies around New Jersey, most recently International Organ Supply. He is currently working with the Andover Organ Company of Lawrence, MA. Eric and his wife, Mary, were married and moved to New Hampshire in August of 2016 with their Newfoundland puppy, Hildy (named after Saint and composer Hildegard von Bingen). Mary is the Associate Director of Chapel Music at St. Paul’s School in Concord and frequently plays organ duets with Eric here at St. Andrew’s and sings in our choir. In their free time, Mary and Eric can often be found kayaking or hiking with Hildy around Concord and Hopkinton.
Lisa White - Parish Administrator
Eric Riggs - Sexton