Albie Powers

Lead Pastor


Albie has lived in the Keene area for most of his life. In 2011, after attending undergrad and seminary in Virginia, Albie and his wife Beth moved to Spofford, NH to take a job as Youth Pastor at Grace Community Church. In 2018 he was sent out to church plant in Keene and in September of 2019 Elm City Church had its first Sunday service. Albie and Beth were married in August of 2010 and they have two children, Albert and Nora. Albie is a former avid golfer, playing at Liberty University from 2001-2006. He also coached golf at various levels from 2006-2015. He now enjoys spending time with the family and hacking it around the course when he can.

Justin Barney

Associate Pastor


Justin is a New Hampshire native who, along with his family, moved to Keene in 2012 to plant Praxis Church. In 2018, Praxis merged with another local church plant to form Elm City Church where he serves as the Associate Pastor. Justin is married to Danielle, his highschool sweetheart. They have two children, Abbey and Soren. In his spare time, Justin enjoys playing music, collecting vinyl records, working on house projects, and playing with his kids.

Christina Copeland

Kids Ministry Director


Originally from New Jersey, Christina moved to the Keene area with her husband Paul in 2006. Since then she has divided her time between raising kids (Sophie, Silas and Micah), teaching Spanish, and helping in kids’ ministry at church. Her favorite teaching job was with fourth graders in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where her students surprise-gifted her both a cow eye (for dissection) and a puppy. The Copelands began attending Elm City in the summer of 2021, where they especially enjoy the high level of kid energy!

Abby Skahan

Content Creation + Social Media


Abby grew up in Western New York and moved to Keene after graduating from Houghton College in 2019, when she began attending Elm City with her husband Andrew. After two years as the Kids Ministry Director, she moved into her role as the church graphics content and social media creator. When not at Elm City, Abby works as an elementary art teacher in the Keene area. Abby and Andrew have been married for 2.5 years and are expecting their first child.

Board of directors

Christopher Karluk
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Barbara Roland
Angela Lyons