The White Mountain School (Bethlehem, NH) and All Saints’ Episcopal Church (Littleton, NH) are pleased to announce the joint hiring of Kathy Boss, effective July 1, 2020. With the support of The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld, bishop of The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire and president of White Mountain’s Board of Trustees, Kathy will serve as both the chaplain at White Mountain and as a curate at All Saints’.
“I’m excited for Kathy to join us this year and grateful for the partnership with All Saints’ and the Diocese to create this joint position. Her work in schools and in community service and building will provide our students with wonderful opportunities,” said John Drew, head of school at White Mountain. “We are thrilled to have Kathy join us for her first years in ministry after a long and varied career, which will bring great strengths to the school and the parish. Through her work, we also look forward to innovative partnering with the students and staff at White Mountain,” said The Rev. Curtis Metzger, rector at All Saints’.
At White Mountain, Kathy will attend to the community’s spiritual and religious needs, join the Student Assistance Program team, teach, and facilitate an all-School Morning Meeting once each week. She will also be an integral partner in the School’s work related to social justice and service. At All Saints’, Kathy will work alongside Fr. Curtis in outreach to youth and young families, Christian formation, and rich experiences in worship.
An experienced educator and inclusive community builder, Kathy has spent the last three years working toward a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in global and community engagement from Boston University. She is set to graduate this summer and will be ordained a deacon in The Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 11. Ordination to the diaconate is the first step for those called to the priesthood, and Kathy will likely be ordained to the priesthood sometime in 2021, according to Fr. Curtis.
Before her M.Div. work, Kathy worked at High Mowing School in both leadership and faculty roles. Prior to her time at High Mowing School, she was the executive director of the New Hampshire Writers’ Project and before that was a development coordinator at the Seacoast Science Center. Kathy also holds a master’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a bachelor’s in English from Boston University.
Founded in 1886 and set in the beautiful White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, The White Mountain School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for 135 students grades 9-12/PG. Our mission is to be a school of inquiry and engagement. Grounded in an Episcopal heritage, White Mountain prepares and inspires students to lead lives of curiosity, courage, and compassion.
Founded in 1875, All Saints’ Episcopal Church is a parish within the Northern Convocation of The Episcopal Church in New Hampshire with a mission to honor the Lord Jesus Christ by practicing the Christian faith through prayer and acts of love and unconditional kindness. All Saints’ is a warm and welcoming Christian community with open-minded, curious, fun-loving, devoted, and relational parishioners who strive to offer radical hospitality to the stranger and infinite respect for all.