Leadership

Pastors & Staff | Board | Elders 

Wellspring's Leadership Structure

Three groups lead Wellspring according to the guidance of Scripture and the Holy Spirit:
  • The Wellspring Pastors & Staff, who manage the day-to-day operations of the church.
  • The Board, selected from established attenders of Wellspring, which provides administrative oversight and longterm policy and strategy.   
  • The Elders, also selected from established members of Wellspring, who assist the Pastors in caring for the spiritual health of the church.  

Craig & Karen Morton

Lead Pastors

A native of Michigan, Craig Morton became a follower of Jesus Christ in high school while attending a Salvation Army church. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989, majoring in Religion. Craig had success playing football at Dartmouth and went on to play professionally after graduation. He spent several years in Information Systems Management at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center before becoming a full-time pastor. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Regent University.
Karen Morton became a follower of Jesus Christ while attending a Presbyterian church during high school. Karen attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1988, majoring in Romance Languages. She is currently the Executive Director of Good Beginnings, a local non-profit that supports new families.
Craig and Karen were married in 1989 and reside in Lebanon, New Hampshire. They have four grown children. Their passion is to pastor a vibrant community of people who love God and want to grow in their spiritual life.

Tim Pillsbury

Associate Pastor

After growing up in Hanover and attending Wellspring, Tim attended Hamilton College, living in Spain and traveling for one year.  After graduation he taught, mentored, and coached for seven years at Trinity-Pawling School, an Episcopal boys boarding high school in Pawling, New York, as well as singing in a choir and being involved at his local church. Through that time, he became increasingly aware of a call to ministry. He transitioned out of teaching to become a full-time pastor in 2017.  He is currently studying for his Master of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary.  He loves to travel, read, and host dinners for friends and family.  
Tim married his wife Phanuelle in September of 2018.  Phanuelle and Tim live in Meriden, NH, and just welcomed their first child, Naomi. 

David Gilbert

Worship Pastor

David Gilbert became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1986 while visiting a small, rural church. God showed himself real to David in a wonderful way, and neither one has turned back since.  A secular touring musician for many years, David felt called early to be part of worship, getting his start in many southern churches throughout Virginia and North Carolina. David graduated in 1989 from Blue Ridge Bible College with an Associate Degree in Theological Studies.
David married Natalie Gilbert in 1989, a native of New Hampshire who became a follower of Jesus Christ in her early years.  David and Natalie met at Blue Ridge Bible College, founded by her Grandfather, Joseph Crandall. After their marriage they moved to New Hampshire and got involved in worship and prayer at WWC for the next nine years. They moved away, and then back to live in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. As Worship Pastor and Intercessor Prayer Leader, David and Natalie have a desire to bring people to a vibrant place of worship and prayer that will transform people’s lives.
In addition to his part-time work at Wellspring, David currently works full-time managing two departments at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  He and Natalie have five children and two grandchildren.

Leah Hinckley

Office Manager 

Leah works part-time at Wellspring as the Office Administrator. Leah comes with extensive professional experience in Retail Management and Customer Service. Her work overseeing multiple volunteer-based organizations while managing a busy family life make her a natural fit for church administration. Leah lives in Vermont with her husband, John, their teenage twins, and their beloved dachshund, Stretch. With her precious free time she looks for a patch of sun, a strong cup of a coffee, and a thought provoking novel. 

Annette Horne

Director of Community & Leadership Development

Born and raised in Germany as a pastor’s daughter, Annette gave her life to Christ at the age of 13. She attended college and completed a graduate degree in theology. She also obtained a certificate in Human Resource and Organizational Development. Annette moved on to pursue a career in international higher education, working for a business school in Germany. She traveled to many countries, recruited students, developed and lead diverse partnerships, people, and programs. Annette also acquired an MBA degree in 2014. In 2018, she left the higher education field to follow her call of serving God in the church. She is currently taking classes in Biblical Counseling through CCEF.
Annette has a passion for people and the community of believers. Being able to work for the local church to bring people together and alongside one another is a dream come true for her.
Annette is married to Jimmy Horne, a retired U.S. Naval officer.

Jeanée DePierro

Director of Children's Ministry

Jeanée grew up in Illinois, and earned her degrees in Elementary Education, Bible, and TESOL at Illinois State University and Lincoln Christian University, she spent a few years teaching and ministering in Bulgaria. She returned to the states to complete her M.A. in Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College. Jeanée and her family moved to the Upper Valley in 2014. She has always had a passion for working with children and youth and is grateful for the opportunity to share God’s love with the children at Wellspring. Jeanée is married to Chris and stays busy at home training and teaching their 3 kids.

Erin Conner

Youth Director

Erin Conner is thrilled to be Wellspring's high school youth director. Her heart is to help young adults encounter Jesus and grow in their God-given potential. Erin grew up in rural Pennsylvania and has been teaching young adults for the last 18 years; after earning two Bachelor’s degrees from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Maryland, she worked in both private and public school settings, as well as owned a small educational service business. Erin and her family moved to the Upper Valley in 2018. Erin lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Joe Conner, the Associate Head Coach of the Men's Lacrosse Program at Dartmouth College, and their three children: Ethan, Gia, and Jace.