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Meredith Cook Appointed Vice Chancellor

January 16, 2018 

Meredith P. Cook, Esq. Appointed Vice Chancellor
for the Diocese of Manchester

(MANCHESTER, NH) – The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, announced today the appointment of Ms. Meredith P. Cook, Esq., to serve as the Diocese of Manchester’s new Vice Chancellor. Meredith will assume her new role effective February 1, 2018.

“I am grateful for Meredith’s many years of service to our diocese, and the many capacities in which she has served,” said Bishop Libasci, “In her new role, her talents will continue to help us bring to the people of New Hampshire the message of New Hope that is the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

As Vice Chancellor, Meredith will assist the Chancellor, Diane Murphy Quinlan, Esq., in the ongoing management of the diocesan archives and will serve as notary for the Bishop. In addition to her new role, Meredith will continue her current responsibilities as head of the Office of Public Policy and will continue to provide legal advice and counsel through the diocesan Office of Legal Services.

Prior to her employment at the Diocese, Meredith was a Shareholder at the law firm of Wiggin & Nourie, P.A., in Manchester where she practiced employment law and real estate litigation. Meredith has volunteered for the Diocese of Manchester for thirty years, beginning in youth ministry and including service as the diocesan director and member of the Board of the Catholic Youth Organization (“CYO”) athletic programs. For ten years, she has also served on, and been chair of, of the Public Policy Commission of the Diocese of Manchester.

In 2011, Meredith became the sixth recipient of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire’s St. Thomas More Award, which is awarded to a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of St. Thomas More in his or her courage, dedication, integrity, civility, and compassion toward others.

Meredith graduated from Trinity High School, received a B.A. in Political Science from Saint Anselm College, and earned her J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School. She and her husband, Chuck, have two sons, and are parishioners of Saint Pius X Parish in Manchester.

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The Diocese of Manchester is the Roman Catholic Church in New Hampshire, serving the needs of 255,000 Catholics. For more information, please visit www.catholicnh.org/about/overview.