Pastor / Elder
Tom Clinkscale

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

Elder Dave Bourbeau has attended the Chapel since 1982 after returning home from serving 4 years in the US Army. He has held various positions at the Chapel which have included Deacon of Supportive Ministries, Deacon of Property and 25 years of Children's Ministry. He has also taught Adult Sunday School and loves to see people build a firm biblical foundation and apply God's principles and philosophies to their everyday lives. He and his wife Flo have been married for 39 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.