Mike & Cheryl – Stewards
Mike and Cheryl Hoffman have been coming to the Stone Church for decades and are excited about their new roles as stewards of the Newmarket, NH iconic Stone Church. Cheryl graduated from UNH before heading west to Vail, Colorado, where she met Mike, who was working for Chart House Restaurants, opening and working in restaurants across the country. When Mike decided to pursue his dream to become a firefighter, they chose New Hampshire as their home, and have been in the Seacoast since 1986. They raised 3 children and have enjoyed playing active roles in the school, local government and business communities.
Their passion for Newmarket, historical preservation, good music and craft beer (not necessarily in that order) made their involvement in the Stone Church a natural thing. They plan to carry on the fine tradition of promoting a wide spectrum of local and regional music and offering occasional national acts that are so exciting to see in a small venue. No big changes are planned. A few repairs, a fresher menu and the opportunity to enjoy great music with your friends and neighbors for years to come! Stop by and say hi!
Christian – Assistant General Manager/Bar Manager
Christian came to The Stone Church in 2010. He hails from New York, and learned how to bartend at the famed Dave and Buster’s. His favorite bands are Queen, Foo Fighters, and Muse. Locally, he goes crazy for Rustic Overtones. His favorite food is chicken parmesan with mashed potatoes (don’t judge!), and his favorite drinks are Arizona raspberry iced tea, Hendricks & St Germain with soda water, and Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin IPA (which is saying a lot, since he samples so many beers for his job!) When he isn’t taking care of his young son or cheering on the Yankees, he is playing golf or video games, or watching wrestling and generally nerding-out.
Mario St. Remy (call him Remy!) – Head of Security
We promoted Remy from drinking whiskey at the bar to providing top-notch security about 5 years ago. He gravitates toward R&B, hip hop, and blues music, and his favorite bands are Mos Def, The Roots, and Marvin Gaye. As a lover of Haitian and Caribbean foods, he is always bringing new flavors and ideas into our kitchen. His top interests are admittedly whiskey and women, but Remy also has his finger on the pulse of pop culture, holds a weekly podcast, and stays current with all things political and cultural.
Sarah – Front of House
We first met Sarah when she came to play trivia at our weekly Wednesday Pub Quiz with Geeks Who Drink. Shortly thereafter, we asked her to be our trivia hostess, and the rest is history! Sarah likes ska music, chicken nachos, and vodka sodas. She has a great sense of humor, and she loves asking questions, telling lies, and gossiping.
Jess – Street Team & Promotion, Front of House
Jess was another “regular” who finagled her way onto our staff quite easily with her amazing work ethic and speedy disposition. It is her lovely handwriting that graces the majority of the chalkboards within the building. Although she works fulltime as a radiologic technologist, she always has time to go out and see live music locally. She likes all kinds of music, especially 90’s pop, and goes gaga over The Adam Ezra Group. In her downtime, she likes watching Law & Order: SVU, drinking coffee and mimosas, and traveling. She’s got killer dance moves, and has been known to get the dance floor grooving many a time.
Maeghen – Bartender
Meg has been a regular fixture behind the bar at The Stone Church for years now, adding a dose of fiery sass and a feisty Irish disposition. She is obsessed with sports- specifically, most Boston teams. And she is also obsessed with cats- specifically her familiar, a black cat named Guinness. Her dream dinner is a plate of bacon, and an infinite line of mango mimosas. She is also a big wine connoisseur, but she’ll drink the cheap stuff, too! She’s a family girl, who loves to spend time with her folks on Cape Cod. Meg draws us all back to our roots, by favoring 90’s boy bands when she gets to pick the music on Spotify!
Jamie – Bartender
Jamie has been coming to The Stone Church as a patron long before any us began working here! Her taste in music is very eclectic, and runs the gamut from The Grateful Dead to Pearl Jam to local bands like Marco Benevento. She loves fresh, locally-sourced foods, maple lemonade, and chai tea. When she’s not mixing drinks at the Church, she’s adventuring with her main squeeze Glenn, son Boston, and pup Gaia… oftentimes foraging for medicinal herbs and plants, “chefing it up” at home, wire-wrapping and making art and jewelry.
Sam – Kitchen
Along with cooking from our delicious menu for our patrons, Sam is also the handyman/odd jobs guy at The Stone Church- the building would likely not still be standing without his hard work! Sam loves buffalo chicken pizza, and his favorite band is Breaking Benjamin. Sam constantly impresses us with his eclectic collection of interests, including gardening, vermiculture (for those not in the know, that’s the use of worms to decompose organic food waste into a nutrient-rich material), alternative energy, and tearaway pants!