Congregations in transition update – June 2012

Here’s an update on Maine congregations in transition from Vicki Wiederkehr, Canon for Formation and Transition Ministry.

Aroostook Cluster (St. Luke’s, Caribou; St. Paul’s, Fort Fairfield; Advent, Limestone; St. Anne’s, Mars Hill; St. John’s, Presque Isle):  The Rev. Bob Smith has announced his retirement effective September 1, 2012.

St. Michael’s, Auburn:  The Rev. Jim Low, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Mark’s, Augusta:    The Rev. Stephen T. Foote, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Saviour’s, Bar Harbor and St. Andrew’s/St. John’s, Southwest Harbor:  The Rev. Timothy Fleck has been called as joint Priest in Charge.

St. Columba’s, Boothbay Harbor:  The Rev. Maria Hoecker, Vicar.  Celebration of New Ministry on Saturday, June 16, at 4 p.m.

St. Paul’s, Brunswick:  The Rev. Ann Broomell, Transition Priest in Charge – Finished Profile

St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth and St. Peter’s, Portland:  Kelly Moughty, Candidate for Holy Orders has accepted a call to serve collaboratively with both congregations for a three-year term commencing July 2.

St. Anne’s, Calais:  The Rev. Alice Downs, Priest in Charge

St. Mary’s, Falmouth:  The Rev. Barb Schmitz, Transition Priest in Charge – Beginning interviews.

St. Matthew’s, Hallowell:  The Rev. David Matson has been called as Rector

Christ Church, Gardiner:  The Rev. George Lambert, Priest in Charge

St. Giles’, Jefferson:  The Rev. Susan Kraus called as Rector.  Celebration of New Ministry on Sunday, June 3, at 9:30 a.m.

St. Andrew’s, Millinocket:  The Rev. Lev Sherman, Priest in Charge

Christ Church, Norway:  The Rev. Elizabeth Miller, Transition Priest in Charge

St. Martin’s, Palmyra:  Supply Clergy

St. Peter’s, Portland:  The Rev. Larry Weeks serving as Priest in Charge with supply clergy currently serving.  The Rev. Weeks is also Rector at Trinity, Portland.

All Saints’, Skowhegan:  Supply Clergy

St. Thomas’, Winn:  The Rev. Lev Sherman, Priest in Charge

St. Andrew’s, Winthrop:  The Rev. Ed Greene has announced his retirement effective August 19.

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