Mr. Tom Seniow      
Director of Music

Music Director Thomas Seniow directs the adult Chancel Choir.  Tom holds a bachelor of science degree in music education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh and a Master of Science degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tom has been a public school music teacher for over 25 years. He is currently the director of choirs at Manchester Central High School and has taught previously in the Pelham, NH and Chelsea, MA school systems.

Tom has 2 children- Kendra, 21 and Laura, 17- and 2 step children- Joey and Sarah. Tom sings in the tenor section of the Manchester Choral Society. He and his wife Brenda, whom he met here at church, raise Nigerian dwarf dairy goats and lots of other animals at their Windham home.


Shannon Sprague
Administrative Assistant

Shannon began her position as Administrative Assistant in June, 2017. She loves her church family and felt called to serve in a higher capacity of being a church member. Shannon is married to her husband, Nate and has two daughters, Grace and Gwyneth. Her background is in Human Resources, Physical Therapy, Yoga Teaching, Massage and Wellness Coaching and now has found a home here at the Church office.  She loves hiking, biking, and spending time with her precious family


Sue Howard
Church Organist/Pianist

Sue Howard has been First Congregational Church’s organist/pianist since 1978.  She was hired after
having been asked to substitute for the church organist at the time, on a Sunday back in the Fall of 1977.
The rest is history!

Sue holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
She taught piano at McComb High School in McComb, Mississippi for one year, and has held various
secretarial positions over the years, as well as teaching small groups of piano students from time to

Sue has two grown children and five grandchildren

When not playing for local school choral groups (Central High School in Manchester), playing for
weddings, community events, playing with dance bands, and especially playing at jam sessions at jazz
clubs, Sue enjoys other interests like genealogy, collecting recipes, Scrap-booking, and THE RED SOX!
She also enjoys being a part of Women’s Fellowship and their activities for the church.


Laurie Perrone

Laurie has been a church member for over 15 years and enjoys having a “Second family”. She has a special love for our Bell Choir, being a member for many years.She has four grown children and three grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family. Laurie loves to be outside, hiking, walking and enjoying nature. She also enjoys doing cross-stitch.