Susan leads our congregations and clergy in spreading the Good News! Contact Susan to share stories from your church, people, and ministries. Reach out to discuss media relations, diocesan e-newsletters, social media, podcasting, video, events, and storytelling. She steers communication strategy and fields requests from the press. Susan is also the Director of Communications for the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire.
As Director of Finance, George works with the Finance Committee and the diocesan staff to oversee all financial operations. Contact George with any questions regarding your church finances or insurance. Please direct all questions regarding payroll to [email protected].
Contact Mike about Camp Bishopswood or to have Mike speak to your congregation about the camp.
As our consultant for public policy, John helps all of us live out our baptismal vows by representing our social justice interests in the public square. Contact John about advocacy at the State House, our participation with the Episcopal Peace Fellowship-ME Chapter, Maine Episcopal Public Policy Network, and our relationship with Maine Council of Churches. If you would like to have John speak about faith-based advocacy and the justice work of the diocese at your church, please reach out!
Emily supports all members of the diocese as they engage in their life-long faith journeys. Contact Emily to learn more about our Justice Commission and its work in the areas of creation care through the Climate Justice Council, domestic poverty with our Jubilee Centers and other diocesan-wide ministries, racial justice through our Racial Justice Council and indigenous justice through our Committee on Indian Relations. Emily is also our liaison with United Thank Offering and the Province of New England. She is our Global Mission Advocate.
Contact Aaron for matters about deacons including identifying who in your faith community might be called to be ordained to the diaconate. Aaron serves on our Commission on Ministry. He continues his ministry as a deacon at St. George’s in York Harbor.
Contact Canon Tina Pickering about how we can best support your congregation and ministry! As Canon to the Ordinary, Tina serves as senior advisor to the bishop and the diocesan chief of staff. Please reach out to her with any requests for the bishop’s chancellor and questions related to our policies and the ordination process. Tina also serves as Canon to the Ordinary for the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire.
Teresa helps members of the diocese and staff engage in building community and participating in God’s mission. She manages the diocesan annual convention cycle and works with Diocesan Council, Grants Committee, and parish leaders to conduct the business of convention throughout the year. Teresa manages the diocese’s digital tools and oversees the diocesan website. She is the project manager of the Diocesan Hosting Plan. Contact Teresa with questions about convention, the diocesan website, our archives, and summer chapels.
Sherri manages all bookkeeping, accounting, and payroll functions for the diocese, supervising our payroll specialist. She reconciles and prepares financial statements, supporting the audit and managing internal controls. Contact Sherri about diocesan accounts payable/receivable, distribution of grants, quarterly dividend payouts from diocesan investment funds, stock gifts, congregational assessments, audits, and financial questions about parochial reports.
Lauralee provides support to Bishop Brown with his calendar and correspondence and official acts. She serves as the Loring House office manager, the staff liaison to our Liturgical Commission, and secretary to the Trustees of Diocesan Funds. Contact her with questions about clergy formation, the chaplains to the retired clergy, and the ordination process. Reach out to Lauralee for help getting on the bishop’s schedule, questions about visitations, requests for Letters of Good Standing and Permission to Officiate.
Contact Suzanne about changes in clergy leadership or to apply for a clergy position in the diocese. She is available to guide clergy and congregations through their times of discernment and calling. She continues to also serve at the Cathedral of St. Luke in Portland.
Loring House, the building housing the Bishop and staff offices at 143 State Street in Portland, is closed except for Thursdays and by appointment. We remain ready to serve you from our home offices!