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Meet the Team

Under the leadership of the Dean of the Chapel, Dr. Patricia Batten, the Chapel Assistants work together as stewards and ambassadors of the worship life of the campus, prayerfully planning the worship experiences each week. Serving a diverse campus community, we come from diverse backgrounds and worship expressions. We look forward to greeting you at the door to Kaiser Chapel each week as you enter to worship!


Dr. Patrician Batten

Dr. Batten is Associate Director of the Haddon W. Robinson Center for Preaching. After receiving her M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell, Pat pastored a small church in Kennebunkport, Maine.  Pat has since earned her D.Min. in preaching and become a Ranked Adjunct Assistant Professor of Preaching at GCTS where she finds great pleasure in teaching soon-to-be pastors how to preach expository sermons.  Pat is delighted to be involved in academia and in ministry.

Pat is known for telling a good story.  She immersed herself in story when she and her husband, Rich, lived in Scotland.  Today, they live on the North Shore of Boston with their three sons, Jack, Sam, and Tim and their beautiful daughter, Audrey Grace. Since the birth of Audrey, who has Down Syndrome, Pat is passionate about encouraging preachers to think about people with disabilities as they prepare their sermons.


Genevieve Pierre

Genevieve is a scholar with the Institute for the Study of Black Christian Experience (ISBCE) and is pursuing a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) with a focus in World Missions. Prior to attending Gordon-Conwell, she had extensive experience in the Financial Services industry and served on the Executive Board of various non-profit organizations. Genevieve holds an MBA with a concentration in Global Management and a B.S. in International Business.  She began her ministry journey in Church Administration which led to being the Media Director, Pastor’s Assistant and Intercessor. She currently serves as a Minister at Solution Outreach International Ministry in Brockton, MA.


Joel Varghese

Joel is a 2nd year MA Biblical Languages Student at Gordon-Conwell. He grew up in Abu Dhabi as a son of missionary parents.  He holds a BA in Philosophy from IGNOU and B.Div. from Serampore University, India. Prior to coming to GCTS, he served as a missionary and Pastor in North India with Agape Missions doing outreach and social wellness campaigns. His passion is to preach and teach the Word in love. His personal interests include music, sports and traveling.


Andy Boutcher

Andy is a third-year student in the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree program at Gordon Conwell. Prior to the Boutcher family of five moving to the Hamilton campus in 2018, Andy was an education consultant to New York City schools while serving as elder and on the leadership council at Three Village Church on Long Island, NY. Attending Gordon Conwell’s “Preacher’s College” in 2015 reawakened a lifelong passion for preaching, biblical studies, and pastoral ministry, and he enrolled in seminary classes soon after. Andy is also a Fellow in the Pierce Center for Discipleship, a community driven toward personal spiritual formation and interpersonal disciple-building. When he’s not with his wife and kids or in class, Andy loves paddleboarding, audiobooks, and watches.


Peter Niederheiser

Peter Niederheiser is completing his Master of Divinity Degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a focus in pastoral ministry. He is passionate about preaching, teaching, and sharing Jesus globally. He has served as pastoral intern at three different churches in Massachusetts. Prior to attending the seminary, he had had over eight years of experience in practical evangelism, church planting, and children’s ministry. He has worked with Youth for Christ International for over five years and with Child Evangelism Fellowship Liberia. He served as pastor for New Life Baptist Church in Liberia, West Africa and assistant pastor for Breakthrough Center Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also the founder and president of Graphics Evangelistic Ministries International. GEM Int’l is a non-denominational, evangelical organization committed to spread the gospel through practical evangelism, outreach, multi-media programs and discipleship development.


Dayae Kim

Dayae Kim is a second year student pursuing a dual degree program of M.DIV & MACO. She spent her middle school years in France where she absorbed both French and English and the culture of France. She was exposed to a multi-cultural experience attending an international school and learned cultural diversity living in Paris. She studied the French language and culture as a major and Global Cooperation as a minor for her undergraduate degree. Prior to attending GCTS, she worked in global corporations, including French and British companies. She started her discipleship training during her high school years and served as a leader in church since then. She has extensive experience in ministry focusing on disciple-making and world mission. She is currently passionate about the Reformation and called to do ministry for revival and reformation in the church today. Her personal interests include praise songs, watercoloring, poetry, antiques and adventure.

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