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Portsmouth pastor finds his way through the church

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Much of Seth Hoffman’s life is lived in Market Square, the center of the downtown business district. Geographically and metaphorically, it puts him in the middle of the community.

Hoffman is a pastor at New Frontiers Church, a 10-year-old community parish that rents space in the 1712 North Church, a city landmark. There is a Starbucks across the street, where Hoffman used to work as a barista and shift manager.

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