Transition ministry update from Canon Vicki Wiederkehr

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. Kevin Kinsey will be ordained priest and the Aroostook Cluster congregations will celebrate their new ministry with Kevin on Saturday, January 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Fort Fairfield.

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

St. Mark’s, Augusta:  Supply clergy during transition

Christ Church, Biddeford:  At rest until the annual Diocesan Convention in October 2013. It will focus and transform its Jubilee ministry, Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center, by forming new partnerships and continuing to serve all in need. Read more here.

St. Paul’s, Brunswick: The Rev. Ann Broomell, Transition Priest in Charge.  Discernment Committee conducting interviews.

St. Anne’s, Calais: The Rev. Jennifer Reece, called as Priest in Charge effective December 6, 2012.

St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth:  The Rev. Christopher Chornyak resigned effective January 1, 2013.  Transition Priest in Charge to be announced.

St. Mary’s, Falmouth: The Rev. Nate Ferrell called as Rector effective November 1, 2012.

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

Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove:  The Rev. Chuck Bradshaw resigned effective January 1, 2013.  Transition Priest in Charge to be announced.

St. Andrew’s, Millinocket:  The Rev. Lev Sherman, Priest in Charge.  Celebration of New Ministry on April 21.
St. Mary’s and St. Jude’s, Northeast Harbor:  The Rev. Patricia Robertson has announced that she will retire on May 31, 2013.  Vestry will call for Transition Priest in Charge.

Christ Church, Norway: The Rev. Elizabeth Miller, Transition Priest in Charge.  Congregational profile near completion.

St. Martin’s, Palmyra: Supply clergy during transition

St. Peter’s, Rockland:  Transition Priest in Charge has been called.  Awaiting finalized Letter of Agreement

All Saints’, Skowhegan: Supply clergy during transition

St. Thomas’, Winn:  The Rev. Lev Sherman, Priest in Charge.  Celebration of New Ministry on April 21.

St. Andrew’s, Winthrop: Supply clergy during transition

St. Philip’s, Wiscasset:  The Rev. Heather Blais, Assistant Priest has accepted a call to the Diocese of Western Massachusetts.   Priest in Charge has been called.  Awaiting finalized Letter of Agreement.

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