We’re All About You.
At Fred C. Church, we're people plain and simple who want to help people like you protect and care for what matters most.
You have diverse needs, unique situations, personal goals, and a multitude of things in your life that you care deeply about. At Fred C. Church, we’re people, plain and simple, who want to help people like you protect and care for what matters most.
We believe in offering plans and services that fit you, not the other way around. We believe in being available and informative so you don’t have to work to find what you’re looking for. We believe in working with you every step of the way, because you should know everything about the coverages protecting your most valuable assets. And above all, we believe in people. Friendly, personal, attentive and thorough service goes a long way with us, and we simply don’t know any other way.
Fred C. Church, Inc. conducted a survey with 100 customers, this is how they described working with our team
Being independent means we’re not tied to any specific carrier; therefore, all of our recommendations are based only on what is in your best interests.
We recommend insurance carriers to our clients based on:
We never make recommendations based on our compensation, and we keep you involved in the decision-making process every step of the way.
Whatever you’re looking for, we have someone who can help. Each department at Fred C. Church is fully staffed with experts who are ready to assist in finding you the best policy or solution for your needs.
Browse our staff directory below to learn a little bit more about the people who serve in your area of interest, and put a face to the name. We think it’s always better to work with people you know, and we can’t wait to get to know you!
Adam joined the Fred C. Church family in December 2015. He is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he studied mechanical engineering, and then moved on to obtain his MBA from Plymouth State University. Prior to having a concentration in the manufacturing and fabrication industries with our Commercial Lines team, Adam spent 9 years as a Technical Sales Representative in the welding industry. When Adam is not chasing down his two young kids, Ryan and Nora, with his junior high school sweetheart and now wife, you can find him playing coed softball and men’s soccer. Adam resides in Exeter, NH.
Ally joined the Fred C. Church family in 2016. She graduated from Towson University in Baltimore, MD with a degree in Communications. Prior to joining Fred C. Church, Ally worked for a local radio station handling promotions, and then worked for a marketing agency doing recruiting for events all across the country. At Fred C. Church, she is responsible for building the agency’s recruitment efforts. In Ally’s free time, she likes to be active, follows all New England sport teams and spends time at the beach with her friends and family in the summer. Ally resides in Charlestown, MA.
Andy has been with the Fred C. Church family since 2000. Andy’s scope of work included commercial insurance marketing, company relationships and loss responsive casualty programs. He attended Bates College where he received a degree in biology. His insurance career started at The Travelers. Andy lives in Northborough, MA. with his wife, Julie, and they have three adult children. Andy is also an avid volunteer for the Greater Boston YMCA in the Camping Services branch.
Becky has been with Fred C. Church since 1996. Starting her insurance career with Fred C. Church she has extensive experience handling all things personal lines claims. In her free time, Becky loves going to the beach and traveling. Becky is also a Patriots fanatic and tries her best to get to as many games as possible.
Bill joined the Fred C. Church family in 2013 as a VP and Personal Lines Manager. His career began at Morse, Payson & Noyes in Portland, Maine. As the Personal Lines Manager, Bill oversees our talented insurance professionals and works with many insurance carriers to deliver unique solutions to our clients while continually working to improve the customer experience. When he has a chance, Bill can be found working on his golf game or on the tennis court with his family.
Cheryl has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1990. She attended Franklin Pierce University where she received her MBA in leadership and a certificate in human resource management. Cheryl keeps the Fred C. Church family operating in full force. When she’s not overseeing office operations, you can find her traveling. Her most recent destinations include Nashville, San Francisco, and Italy. Cheryl has three grown sons and resides in Tyngsboro, MA.
Chris has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1986. He is a graduate of Harvard University where he received his degree in business administration. He has spent his career in the insurance industry, specializing in educational institutions, risk management and all aspects of insurance. Chris launched his insurance career with Chubb Insurance before joining Fred C. Church. In 1994, he co-launched our Education Practice. Chris also serves on the board of Assurex Global Partners. He lives in Boxford, MA with his wife, Kathi, and has two grown daughters, Tobey and Liza. When Chris can, he enjoys cycling, traveling, reading and boating.
Claire has been with Fred C. Church since 2006. Claire began her insurance career in 1978 at Storer, Damon & Lund in Boston, MA. At Fred C. Church Claire specializes in our Private Client Group based in Andover. Claire resides in Wilmington, MA she has 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Devin joined Fred C. Church in 2016 as a Commercial Account Executive. He attended Johnson State College in Vermont where he received a degree in Political Science. As a Commercial Account Executive Devin specialized in working with Employee owned business and Educational institutions. Devin Resides in New Hampshire with his wife and two kids.
Griffin joined the Fred C. Church family in 2015 as an Account Executive. He graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with a degree in communications and psychology. Prior to a career in insurance, Griffin spent 10 years in the hospitality and technology industries. Griffin also spends much of his time giving back to the community with his service on many local boards, and he is also a season ticket holder for UNH football and hockey, and makes an effort to attend as many games as he can. Griffin resides in Hampton, NH.
Jim joined the Fred C. Church family in 2000 as an Account Executive. He graduated from American International College with a degree in business. He specializes in health care, manufacturing and construction. Jim lives in Holden, MA with his wife, Andrea, and their three kids Meghan, Mike and Rebecca. Jim serves on the Board of Directors of Holden Baseball, which he also coaches.
Jeff has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1994. He is a graduate of The University of Maine where he received a degree in business administration. His insurance career started with Liberty Mutual until he joined Fred C. Church and became the first employee in our Portsmouth office. He is still based there today. Jeff’s specialties include education, nonprofits and family-run businesses. When Jeff is not in the office, he enjoys spending his time traveling, hiking, skiing and working on his golf game. Jeff resides in Rye, NH.
John has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1996. After attending Boston College, where he received a degree in business administration, he started his insurance career at UNUM. John specializes in employee benefits for corporations, nonprofits and educational institutions. John lives in Andover, MA with his wife, Maria, and four children.
Julie has been part of the Fred C. Church family since 1996. She graduated from Katharine Gibb’s School in Boston and worked for the Boston Company as an administrative assistant to the SVP of Marketing. At Fred C. Church, Julie works directly for the president and chairman of the agency and supports the human resources director. A few of her other responsibilities include producer support, insurance licensing, employee events and community involvement. Julie resides in North Andover, MA with her two adult children and her grandson. In her free time, she likes to read, garden, and work on home improvement projects.
Kate joined the Fred C. Church family in 2016. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a degree in business administration. Kate began her insurance career at Liberty Mutual before joining Fred C. Church. She specializes in making sure our personal lines department is running efficiently and best serving our personal insurance customers. Kate has a daughter and another on the way. She and her husband reside in Chelmsford, MA.
Katie joined the Fred C. Church family in 2016. She attended Catholic University of America where she received her degree in business administration. Katie has been in the insurance industry for six years, specializing as a risk advisor for her Personal Insurance clients from her base in our Portsmouth location. Katie stays very busy with four children, helping out where she can in all their sports activities, and helping out in the community. When she has the opportunity, she will be out practicing her newest hobby, standup paddleboarding, or doing yoga!
Keith has been with Fred C. Church since 2001. Keith is the Small Business Insurance Manager where he specializes in Small Business Insurance and Program Insurance. Keith Resides in Acton, MA
Kelly joined the Fred C. Church family in July 2015. She studied biochemistry at Elizabethtown College, and then attended the University of Albany School of Public Health. After starting her career in population health and health care delivery, she now works on coordinating wellness efforts with health insurance. Kelly has been instrumental in many internal wellness efforts, including organizing company-wide challenges and setting up a gym in our headquarters. When Kelly is not whipping our office into shape, she is a spin instructor and participates in triathlons and road races. Kelly resides in Northbridge, MA.
Laura joined Fred C. Church in 2010. She graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Elementary Education. Laura began her insurance career at the Principal Financial Group. At Fred C. Church, Laura specializes in Heath and Welfare Compliance. Laura lives in Berlin, MA where she is a volunteer with Save a Lab Rescue and is also on the Planning Board for Berlin, MA
Mark Vermeal is a nationally recognized expert in the field of risk management and safety with 20 years of experience as a senior-level administrator in educational non-profits. As the former Vice President of Safety for Outward Bound USA, Mark drove the safety management systems for Outward Bound’s $44 M national network of eleven regional schools serving over 42,000 students and 145,000 participant days, annually. Mark has implemented strategies that have enhanced a culture and climate of safety at two of the nation’s largest outdoor organizations: OBUSA and the Student Conservation Association. As the Director of the Wilderness Skills Program at the White Mountain School, Mark developed a ground up, nationally recognized outdoor education program that integrated experiential education and wilderness skills instruction with a rigorous academic program. When working as a Wilderness EMT, Mark managed emergent situations, and with a Master’s degree in education, he has been a wilderness medicine instructor and a classroom teacher in anatomy and physiology. He is a certified American Mountain Guides Association Rock Instructor and Single Pitch Instructor Provider with rock, ice, and alpine guiding experience, both abroad and domestically. Currently he serves on the Outward Bound International Risk Management Committee, Outward Bound Canada Board Risk Oversight Committee, the American Alpine Club Education and Standards Committee Task Force, and the Steering Committee for the Wilderness Risk Management Conference where he has also been a presenter since 2007.
Matt joined the Fred C. Church family in 2014 as a new account executive. He graduated from Williams College with a degree in history. Matt also holds a bilingual Master's Degree in business administration, which he obtained from his studies abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Matt started his insurance career with Fred C. Church, where he specializes in commercial real estate. Matt spends much of his free time following soccer and traveling internationally. He is fluent in Spanish and speaks a little Dutch. He resides in Boston.
Mike joined the Fred C. Church family in 2016. He graduated from Graceland University, where he received a degree in business administration. Mike started his insurance career at Liberty Mutual as a sales representative before joining Fred C. Church. In his free time, he enjoys boating, water skiing, snowmobiling and fishing. He resides in Littleton, MA with his wife.
Mike has been part of the Fred C. Church family since 1987. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mike started his insurance career with the Fireman’s Fund before joining Fred C. Church as a commercial lines producer/account executive. In 2015, Mike took over as president and chairman. His specialties include construction, financial services, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate and wholesale distribution. Mike is a Trustee of The Ayer Home, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell and the Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank. He also serves on the Board of Governors at Lowell General Hospital and is a Director of the Lowell Plan. When he can, Mike enjoys watching sports of all kinds, golfing and boating. Mike resides in Andover with his wife and three children.
Mike joined the Fred C. Church family in 2000 as an account executive. He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor’s Degree in industrial engineering. Shortly after, he started working for the Kemper Insurance Company as a fire protection engineer. Mike’s background is of great benefit to his clients as he specializes in risk management, employee-owned companies, charter schools, vocational and regional high schools. Mike is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, biking and soccer. He resides in Rindge, NH.
Monique joined Fred C. Church in 1986. She began her insurance carrier when she was in high school working for a small agency in Wolfeboro, NH then moved onto her first full time position shortly after. At Fred C. Church her specialties include Commercial Insurance, Real Estate, Contractors and Non-Profits. Monique and her husband have one grown son and live in Pelham, NH.
Pat has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1990. She attended the University of Massachusetts Boston where she received a degree in economics. Pat began her insurance career at New England Facultative Reinsurance in Boston before joining Fred C. Church. Pat specializes in large commercial accounts in industries such as health care, manufacturing and professional services. Pat lives in New Hampshire with her husband, and has three grown children. She enjoys spending time in the garden and restoring old furniture.
Peggy has been with Fred C. Church since 1997. She began her insurance career at Liberty Mutual in 1977. At Fred C. Church Peggy specializes in Account Management of our Private Client personal insurance. In her free time Peggy enjoys all things music. She has been involved in many theater groups and sings in a small ensemble. Peggy resides in Somerville, MA with her Husband.
Peter joined the Fred C. Church family in 1986. He attended Middlesex Community College, where he received his associates in business administration. He then went on to launch his career at Met Life before joining Fred C. Church. Peter is well-versed in all lines of personal insurance. Peter lives in Dracut, MA, where he spends his free time playing golf or working on his music skills.
Peter has been part of the Fred C. Church family since 1991. He started as a commercial insurance producer/account executive. Peter graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts. His specialties include manufacturing/distribution, commercial and residential real estate, wholesale distribution, health & human services providers and alternative risk financing. Peter serves on the board of trustee's of Saint Ann’s Home. He lives in Andover with his wife and has three grown children.
Peter has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1992. He began his insurance career with Confederation Life and Philadelphia Insurance. Peter specializes in employee benefits plans with a concentration in self-funding. Peter is married with three adult children, and lives in Rockport, MA.
Bobby joined Fred C. Church in 2010, after graduating from Bowdoin College with an AB in Government and Legal Studies, and Spanish. At Fred C. Church, Bobby specializes in working with educational institutions, real-estate groups, non-profit organizations, and industrial companies. Bobby is actively involved with non-profit youth organizations and has volunteered his time for Needham Youth Lacrosse and Team IMPACT, Inc. Additionally, he works with current Bowdoin College football players as part of the Bowdoin Football Alumni Mentor Program. In his free time, Bobby plays hockey and Spikeball with his friends, and spends time enjoying his mom’s homemade Italian meatballs and sauce with his family. Bobby resides in the Back Bay of Boston with his wife, Hallie.
Rob has been part of the Fred C. Church family since 1994. He graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in business administration, and previously worked as a CPA consultant before starting in the insurance industry. Rob is instrumental to the success and daily operations of Fred C. Church. He resides in Acton and has three children: Drew, Stephanie, and Kristin.
Roberta joined the Fred C. Church family in 2015. She started her insurance career at AMICA Insurance. Roberta specializes in working with our Private Client Group as an advisor, and provides risk management services. When she’s not at work, Roberta likes to spend time with horses, garden, go boating, and do interior and home design.
Ryan joined the Fred C. Church family in 2015 as a benefits advisor. Ryan attended Marist College, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree. He then attended Southern New Hampshire University for his MBA. Ryan lives in Portsmouth, NH and enjoys playing golf, football and basketball in his free time.
Sam has been with the Fred C. Church family since 2008. He attended Trinity College in Connecticut and began his insurance career at Chubb Insurance Group. At Fred C. Church, Sam specializes in working with educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and privately-held businesses. Sam enjoys many outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, climbing, biking and golf. He resides in South Hamilton, MA with his wife and two children.
Sharon has been with the Fred C. Church family since 1999. She is responsible for making sure that all our systems run smoothly. With an insurance background, she has always been the person to go to with any systems-related questions. As technology has developed, Sharon has taken on leading implementation and training processes, along with all aspects of IT. Sharon is currently enjoying being an empty nester. She lives in Tewksbury, MA with her husband and has three grown children. When she can, she loves hanging out at the beach or on a boat.
Stu has been with the Fred C. Church family for 10 years. He attended Plymouth State University, where he received a degree in business administration. Beginning his insurance career at Davis, Davis & Moody, he has built up the knowledge to now specialize in small- to mid-size commercial accounts, including condominiums and contractors. Stu lives in Atkinson, NH with his wife, Julie, and has a grown daughter. Depending on the season, you can find Stu on the water or on the slopes.
Susan has been with Fred C. Church since 1994. Susan attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME where she majored in romance languages. Susan started her insurance career at Hennessy- Wilkins Agency in Chelmsford. At Fred C. Church Susan specializes in Personal Insurance working in our Private Client Group based in our Andover office. In her free time Susan is very active with her church, enjoys reading, gardening and Hiking in Maine.
Tom joined the Fred C. Church family in 2004. He started his insurance career at Sentry Insurance before joining Fred C. Church. Tom’s specialties include health and human services, developmental and disability service providers and community action programs. Tom loves the outdoors and is a member of the New Hampshire Conservation Commission, where he is an active promoter of using the trail system. When Tom is not out on the trails, he is hanging out with his wife, Stephanie and daughter, Lauren. He resides in Brookline, NH.
Wayne has been part of the Fred C. Church family since 1987. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts, and his insurance career began at Sentry Insurance in Concord, MA. Wayne’s specialties include Franchise Insurance Programs and Food Processing Distribution. Wayne lives in Methuen, MA with his wife and two kids. When he gets a chance, he spends time in the garden and goes fishing.