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Welcome Pastor Thom Demers

Welcome Pastor Thom

Welcome our new leader, Pastor Thom Demers.

Pastor Thom will be joining us on July 3, 2022.

Hello Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
My name is Pastor Thomas (Thom) Demers, and I am originally from Mansfield, MA. I graduated from Mansfield High School in 1984 and graduated from local licensing school in 2009. I am a bi-vocational pastor as my full-time secular position is a purchasing/shipping manager for a green company. I currently live in Marlborough, NH, and I work from home on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. However, I still commute to Canton, MA on Tuesdays, and Thursdays for my position.
Before I became a local Pastor, I was extremely active in the churches I attended. I served in various committees and was the Sunday School Superintendent for many years. I was also a Certified Lay speaker and had the opportunity to be one of the lay representatives for Annual Conference. My first appointment following local licensing school was in Norton, MA at Chartley United Methodist Church. I served their congregation for ten years. While at Chartley, the church saw growth in both spirit and attendance. Chartley continues to be involved in their community by chartering one of the local Boy Scout Troops. They also share the church’s space with the local Cub and Girl Scouts throughout the week. My second appointment was at First United Methodist Church in North Attleboro, MA. I served their congregation for three years. During this time, we were faced with many trials and challenges. However, faith, prayer, and grace gave us the strength to overcome those obstacles. First continues to be active supporters of their community by sharing their building with many organizations, such as AA, NA, and Habitat for Humanity.
I am blessed to have a loving family with my wife, two children, two dogs, and bird. My wife and supporter in the ministry is Terry (Theresa). My daughter’s name is Ashley, and she has her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She currently lives in Alabama with her fiancé, Michael Tomanelli, and they plan to get married this upcoming October. My son’s name is Jacob, and he is the assistant manager of a supermarket chain, and still lives in Massachusetts with his significant other. Terry and I lived in Mansfield, MA most of our lives, and we recently moved to New Hampshire this past year. Our dogs, Blue and Autumn, and bird, Rebel, are adjusting nicely to our new home.
Preaching and sharing the word of God is one of my greatest passions. I enjoy working with the church’s youth members by getting them involved in the life of the church. I am a firm believer in missions, ministries, and outreach programs into the community. I look forward to meeting all of you and beginning this new journey of hope and discovery.
Pastor Thom Demers

You can contact Pastor Thom at pastorthom@peterboroughumc.org, or come meet him Sunday at 10am.