Associate Pastor

Paula Gile was called to serve as the Associate Pastor of the Congregational Church of Laconia in December, 2010.  

She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Eastern Conn. State College; a M.S. in Education – Counseling from Western Conn. State University and a M. Div. from Andover Newton Theological School.
Paula and her husband Bill moved to the Lakes Region from Colchester, Vermont.  They have two grown children.  Paula loves boating, reading, crocheting and eating out with friends and family.

Administrive Assistant

Camille Gibson


Financial Secretary

Carolyn Jorgensen works closley with the church Treasurer to make sure all things financial are taken care of. 
She lives in Lakeport accross from Lake Opechee. In the summer you can find her at her beach, golfing ,hiking, reading, gardening and spending time with family, most importantly her daughter Alivia and Great Neice Lyllah


Chuck Laurent

Director of Music

   K. Robert Bensgton
Organist and Choir Director, Bob Bengtson’s musical training began with the piano, clarinet
and trombone in elementary school.  A church organist since high school, his formal studies began with Helen Stone; culminating with both the Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.  His teachers at Hartt included John Holtz as well as Harmon Lewis and Leonard Raver.  For ten years, Bob was with the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut, and for twenty years he served as Director of Camp Mowglis on Newfound Lake in Hebron, New Hampshire where he is now the Director Emeritus.

Bell Choir Director

Chandra Hazelton