Pastor / Elder
Tom Clinckscale

Tom has served as Pastor at The Chapel since December 2008. Tom's passion to teach and lead others has been expressed as a pastor, professor, and coach. He has served in the local church for 35 years; restoring and renewing Christians in their love for Christ, His church, and her mission to reach those without Christ and to establish them in the Faith. 

Tom has been married to his best friend and ministry partner, Shannon, since 1989 and they have four outstanding adult children with the added blessing of two beautiful daughter-in-laws and one amazing son-in-law.


Dave Bourbeau
Elder

Dave oversees the Building & Property, which encompasses the building and all aspects of maintenance. He relies heavily on volunteers who assist in the upkeep and cleaning on a weekly basis, along with numerous small tasks that are performed by many individuals behind the scenes to keep the facility operating smoothly. Dave relies on input from the body not only for the week to week property needs, but also for our future needs and changes as our church grows. We are thankful for the facility the Lord has blessed us with and strive to be diligent in its upkeep and maintenance.

Dave and his wife Flo have been attending the Chapel for over 20+ years.

Elder
Matt Gwinn

Matt’s history with The Chapel goes back to 1993 when he first met his savior here.  He and his wife Deane were married at The Chapel late that summer.  Matt’s career as an engineer took them from the area for a time, but they returned to The Chapel in 2009 with their daughter Katie.  Matt served in a variety of capacities through the years and is currently privileged to serve as an elder since 2018.  In this calling Matt is humbled to teach and share God’s perfect word, to strengthen and equip our local body and help to bring a vision for the local and regional expansion of the gospel to reality.

Elder
Rick Morin
Elder Rick Morin and Vickie have been part of the Bethany Bible Chapel community since 1992. Married in 1991, they are committed to being disciples of Christ and to discipling others as God leads them, by being obedient in His plan for redeeming mankind, through Christ and His church.
Caring Hearts Director
Heather Lafond
Heather is the Caring Hearts Director at The Chapel Downtown. She has been attending the Chapel since she met her husband, Justin in 2005. Heather loves being able to help others and the community by
providing Biblical counseling and support through this vital ministry. She has a strong desire to learn and continue growing to be able to reach those who are hurting in Winchendon and the surrounding
communities. She has over 15 years’ experience working with the public and has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Justin and Heather have three beautiful girls and she has been blessed to homeschool for the past 3 years. Find out more about Caring Hearts here.
Leading Woman 
Claire Paddock
Claire joined the Chapel in 2012 and has served in various capacities to strengthen the church. Her passion is to see the church live as a family and embrace intergenerational relationships. She runs a Titus 2 Women’s Ministry and loves to bring women together to connect and grow in the principles of Christ. Claire and her husband Nate have been married since 2019.
Church Plant Residency Intern
Evan Climpson

Evan joined the Chapel in October 2021 as the Pastoral Resident Intern. He loves to watch people grow in their love for Christ and His church. He is particularly passionate about helping people see the beauty and power of God’s Word. He is serving with the Chapel and the North Central Collective to plant a church in north-central Massachusetts for the glory of God.

Evan married his wife, Kristen, in 2016. They have two sons, Levi, who is 2, and Isaac, who is ten months. The whole family is excited to see God’s continued work in Winchendon and the surrounding areas.