Katie leads our congregations and clergy in telling the Good News! Contact Canon Katie Clark to share stories from your church, people, and ministries. Reach out to discuss media relations, diocesan e-newsletters, branding/identity, diocese-wide services, website audits, social media, podcasting, and storytelling. Katie is available to consult and assist congregations and groups within the diocese on all communications matters and holds open office hours, Comms Chat, weekly.
As Director of Finance, works with the Trustees of Diocesan Funds, the Finance Committee, and diocesan staff to ensure continuity of operations and to help identify and make recommendations for the future. 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, Constitution and Canons, and the ordination process. Clergy should contact Tina regarding Letters of Good Standing and Permission to Officiate.
Teresa manages technology to best help members of the diocese and diocesan staff engage in building community and participating in God’s mission. She collaborates on digital media strategy with our Canon for Communications, serving as the diocesan webmaster and project manager of the Diocesan Hosting Plan. She works closely with Canon to the Ordinary, governing bodies, and parish leaders to find ways to use our communications infrastructure in support of the ministry of the diocese. Contact Teresa with questions about diocesan convocation and convention, the diocesan website, our summer chapels, grants, and resolutions.
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!