Meet Our Staff & Leaders

Peter Boehringer

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Pastor Boehringer was ordained in 1984, and has been a pastor in the New England Synod for over 30 years, serving three congregations prior to being called to serve at Gethsemane. He received undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1979. He received his M. Div. in 1984 from Yale University and his D. Min. from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia in 2002. Pastor Peter has served on various synod committees and is currently serving on the Synod Listening Team, and works with the New Hampshire Youth Suicide Prevention Assembly (YSPA) and is a trustee of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.

Pastor and his wife Paula have two adult sons; Stefen who resides in Pittsburgh, PA, and Daniel who lives here is Goffstown. They have a German Shepherd named Malta. The Boehringers reside in Goffstown.

Shelley Stama

Office Administrator
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I grew up in New York and New Jersey, graduated from college in Virginia with a degree in Latin American Studies, Spanish and Art History. That landed me a job as one of the first female sales representatives in the computer industry selling large scale computer systems to Fortune 500 companies for IBM and then Digital Equipment Corporation. I have spent the majority of my business life in sales, sales training, sales and marketing management in the high tech arena and jewelry industry.

My husband Frank and I live in Amherst. We have two grown kids, Tip (and Steph) who live in State College, Pa, and Kim who is living in NYC and is in her last semester for her Masters in Sustainability Management from Columbia University. You all have met the third “kid”, my Golden Retriever Moose who loves to visit the church. I do volunteer work with the Animal Rescue League of NH and am starting to work with the Brides Against Breast Cancer organization. Come visit me in the office anytime!

Diane Destrempe

Music Director
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Diane, a life-long Lutheran, grew up in the Midwest, received a BME and finished her Masters degree in piano performance in New England.  She and her husband, Richard, have been married 38 years and have three beautiful girls, Anna, Kara, and Ali and two wonderful grandchildren, Sadie and Kayla. Diane retired after teaching middle school for 35 years and is totally enjoying retirement.

As music director at Gethsemane, Diane keeps her “spirit of music” alive conducting the choirs and playing the services.