PCS Honors Eight Community Members At 20th Annual Good Samaritan Award Celebration

October 14, 2015
PRESS CONTACT: Monica Bardier

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) recently honored eight community members at its 20th Annual Good Samaritan Awards Celebration. More than 200 people joined PCS at the Manchester Country Club in Bedford, NH to honor this year’s slate of Good Samaritans.

2015 Good Samaritan Honorees with PCS Staff: (left to right) Rev. Dr. Calvin Genzel, Christine & Peter Telge, Ken Snow, Jacqueline O’Dowd, Jim Burke, Richard Tetreault, Tim & Elizabeth Steele and Rev. Dr. David Reynolds

“The Good Samaritan Awards are an annual tradition to honor individuals who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire,” said Dr. David Reynolds, PCS Executive Director. “We were honored to celebrate this year’s outstanding honorees at our 20th annual celebration. For the first time we recognized a husband and wife team in two separate categories.”

Over the past 20 years, PCS has honored citizens in six distinct segments of the community to include: Business, Education, Media & the Arts, Medicine and Healing, and Religion.

2015 Good Samaritan Honorees Include:
Business & Industry – Tim & Elizabeth Steele, Microspec Corporation
Education – Jim Burke, NH Institute of Art
Medicine & Healing – Kendall Snow, Social Worker, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (retired)
Religion – Richard Tetreault, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish Ministry
Arts & Media – Jacqueline O’Dowd, Nashua Chamber Orchestra
Public Service – Peter & Christine Telge, Milly’s Tavern

Former Good Samaritan Honoree, John Clayton was this year’s award dinner Master of Ceremonies John was recognized in 1996 by PCS for his work in the Media & Arts category. John is currently the executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and Millyard Museum. He previously spent 25 years as a reporter and columnist for the New Hampshire Union Leader, and he is the author of seven books about Manchester and New Hampshire.

About Pastoral Counseling Services

Pastoral Counseling Services (PCS) was founded in 1979 is celebrating 35 years and provides the best psychotherapeutic techniques while respecting the natural connection between the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions in the psychotherapy process. PCS is an agency in which clients Feel Heard, Feel Cared for and Feel Better. In addition to our counseling services, PCS impacts the vitality of the community by partnering with other non-profit organizations to help underserved & at risk populations with stress management techniques. PCS also honors those who pursue extraordinary measures to strengthen communities and improve life in New Hampshire with the Good Samaritan Awards, an annual tradition since 1996.