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Presbyteral Council

The Presbyteral Council assists the bishop in the fulfillment of his pastoral ministry by serving as a principal consultative body. The Presbyteral Council, comprised of diocesan and religious priests who are elected, appointed, and ex officio members, functions in accordance with canons 495-501 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, D.D., president
Rev. Michael Gendron, chairman
Rev. Marcel Martel, vice chairman
Rev. Kyle Stanton, secretary

Ex Officio Members

Very Rev. Georges F. de Laire, J.C.L., Vicar for Canonical Affairs
*Very Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert, Vicar General
*Very Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, Vicar General

Elected Members

Term expiration after name

Rev. Michael Gendron, Amoskeag Deanery (2025)
Rev. Marcel I. Martel, Capital Deanery (2023)
Rev. Robert F. Cole, Lakes Region Deanery (2024)
Rev. Michael Taylor, Monadnock Deanery (2025)
Rev. Msgr. Marc R. Montminy, Rockingham Deanery (2024)
Rev. Andrew Nelson, Seacoast Deanery (2023)
Rev. Robert R. Glasgow, Souhegan Deanery (2025)
Rev. Charles Pawlowski, Upper Valley Deanery (2023)
Rev. Kyle Stanton, White Mountain Deanery (2024)
Rev. Sebastian Susairaj, H.G.N., Non-Incardinated Priests (2025)
Rev. Msgr. C. Peter Dumont, Retired Priests (2025)

Appointed Member
*Very Rev. Marc Gagne, (2024)

* Represents members of the College of Consultors who have been appointed by Bishop Libasci from the Presbyteral Council.