Sam Huggard, District Superintendent


Sam began work as the DS in August 2016, taking over for Ves Sheely who retired after 17 years of ministry.  Prior to working with NEDA, Sam planted and pastored BeFree Community Church in Alton, NH.  Before serving with BeFree, he worked with Young Life, a ministry for teens. 

Sam co-authored The Five Stones:  An Everyday Guide To Following Jesus.  This resource helps people understand and live an authentic way of life in Christ. 

Sam and his wife, Wendy, have been married for 17 years.  They live in Alton, NH, with their 3 children: Nadia (17), Isabelle (15), and Seth (12).  Together, they run a discipleship center out of their home to help families develop healthy relational, financial, and spiritual patterns for life by providing a season of affordable housing and mentored training. Sam loves to hike in the NH mountains with his manly dog, Penelope the Puggle; cheer on the New England sports teams with his family, and coach youth sports in his town.  His passion in ministry is to see the church of Jesus engaged in residential ministry within the community so that more and better disciples of Jesus will be made.  


Our 2017 Board of Directors

Front row, left to right: Tim Buck (Vice Chairman; BeFree Community, Barrington, NH); Lisa Swanson (Financial Secretary; Valley Bible Church, Haddam, CT); Bob Butkus (Christ the King EFC, Naugatuck, CT); Don Smedley (Branford EFC, Branford, CT); Roger Bishop (Treasurer; BeFree Community, Barrington, NH); Second row, l to r: Jeff Keegan (Woodbridge EFC, Woodbridge, CT); Chand Ahuja (Recording Secretary; Beacon Hill EFC, Monroe, CT); Bruce Daggett (Westgate Church, Weston, MA). Back row, l tot r: Dan Earhart (Chairman; Fellowship Community EFC, Marlborough, CT); Brad Johnson (Faith EFC, Acton, MA); Rob Turner (Bridgeport Bible Fellowship, Bridgeport,CT); Not pictured: Dave Gish (Hope EFC, Wilton, CT).