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Our new Minister    Derek Waldron 

Derek is currantly a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve, where he provides religious support and counseling to Soldiers.

Derek has a Master of Divinity from Chicago Theology Seminary.

Our Bridge Minister

ev. Linda Fraser  

This year Linda celebrated her 50th anniversary from Rivier University where she majored in Education  

and Psychology. She was a Roman Catholic nun for 9 years and taught eighth graders. Shortly after she  

left the convent, computers were on the horizon, and Linda was curious. She earned her MBA and over  

the next 40+ years, Linda led Global Manufacturing and Logistics Operations in the High Tech Industry  

and established a consulting business advising corporate manufacturing leaders in global software and  

operational initiatives.  

In 2018, Linda completed seminary studies and was ordained an Interfaith Minister. For the next two  

years, she was a Chaplain Intern at Havenwood Heritage Heights and completed certification as an End  

of Life Doula. She has served as a Hospice Chaplain, and reaches out to individuals and families who are  

dealing with loss. She is passionate about the spirit of Elders and the need for their wisdom and  

understanding in our fractured world.  

Since 2020, Linda has served as a Bridge Pastor for several NH UCC faith communities in transition.  

Today she is pleased to serve the West Concord Congregational Community in this capacity.  

Linda’s curiosity has led her to do many things including traveling, scuba diving and she and her late  

husband David were serious cruisers and lived aboard their boat for 5 years in the Caribbean. Today you  

can find Linda fishing on a nearby lake in her inflatable kayak. Her two brothers and their families live in  

Florida and Seattle.  

West Congregational Church
499 North State Street 
Concord, NH 03301

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About Us:

West Church has been called " the small church with a big heart" We offer a sanctuary of faith for all those who wish to come and worship.

Mission Statement

"To increase love and hope for all through growing faith in Christ"

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