From the Bishop
Dear Friends in Christ,

It’s been just over eight months since I joined you in the great mission of our church: to restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ. During these months your Standing Committee, the Diocesan Council, and the Trustees continue both to orient and oversee the pastoral work to which you have called me. I have heard clergy and lay leaders describe their hopes for our common life, including how the Bishop’s office can best support them. I’m writing today to encourage you to contact us, to note a few shifts in responsibilities and titles, and to announce upcoming events. 

The list below includes staff who work at Loring House as well as those who work remotely. Please don't hesitate to reach out to any one of us. We are here to serve you! 

Faithfully in Christ,


The Right Reverend Thomas J. Brown
Bishop of Maine
Diocesan Staff
Michael Ambler
Canon to the Ordinary
Contact Michael about changes in clergy leadership, clergy discipline, general questions about ministry, pastoral care for clergy and lay leaders, and to share good news or get advice on how to deal with bad news.
Sara D’Angio-White
Canon for Youth Ministry
Contact Sara about youth ministry in your congregation and to discuss ways we are forming and befriending middle school and high school aged people throughout Maine. 
Mike Douglass
Director of Camp Bishopswood
Contact Mike about Camp Bishopswood or to have Mike speak to your congregation about the camp.
John Hennessy
Director of Advocacy and Networks
Contact John about advocacy in the public square through the work of the Maine Episcopal Network for Justice and for support related to evangelism, racial reconciliation, environmental stewardship, domestic poverty, our Jubilee Centers, and migration ministries.
 Emily Keniston
Consultant for Children’s Formation
Contact Emily about children’s ministries and to schedule a time when Emily can visit your faith community. 
 Barbara Martin
Canon for Administration
Contact Barbara about the bishop's calendar, admnistrative needs, matters related to governing bodies, Chaplains to Retired Clergy, the Wolf & Loring Funds, and for help with annual reports, safe church, licensing, and reserving space at Loring House. Barbara is also the Diocesan Archivist, Registrar and Recorder of Ordinations.
 Aaron Perkins
Contact Aaron for matters about deacons including identifying who in your faith community might be called to be ordained to the diaconate. 
Teresa Pinney
Assistant Director of Communications and Administration
Contact Teresa about the diocesan website, registration forms, annual congregational reports, changes to your contact information, stories for our newsletter, support for your parish’s website, or if you're unsure where to direct your question.
Terrance Reimer
Canon for Finance and Stewardship
Contact Terry for support with your faith community’s finances, planning annual commitment campaigns and planned giving programs, matters related to the Trustees of Diocesan Funds, filing your parochial report, and all real estate matters. 
Mark Spahr
Consultant for Communications
Contact Mark about telling our story through social media and for support in developing a social media presence in your faith community.
Thomas Sumner
Assistant Director of Finance and Insurance
Contact Tom for payroll, pension and health insurance matters, accounts payable questions, and to explore ways we can help you serve clergy and lay employees.
 Director of Communications
The application period has closed, and the nation-wide search to welcome a Director of Communications is proceeding. Bishop Brown hopes to introduce this new staff person in April, following the  advice  of a small group comprising members of the Diocesan Council, the Standing Committee, and Trustees.
Upcoming Events
Spring Training
Saturday, March 21
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
South Parish Church, Augusta
Register here by March 16

Clergy Chrism Day of Quiet with Chrism Eucharist and Renewal of Vows
Tuesday, March 31
St. John's, Bangor
More info and registration to be released soon

Clergy (Plus One) Evangelism Workshop
Friday, May 1
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
St. John's, Bangor
More information and registration to be available soon

Presiding Bishop's Visit
Saturday, May 2
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
University of Maine, Orono
More info and registration to be released soon