The Parish Administrators’ Collaboration (PAC) of the Diocese of Maine is a community of professionals who support one another, share knowledge and resources, and support the ministry of our congregations and the mission of the Church.
Membership is open to the parish administrator of each congregation in the diocese, whether paid or volunteer.
A “Parish Administrator” is defined as the one person in each church who is central to the overall administration of the congregation, including - but not limited to - office coordination, calendaring and appointments, secretarial work, preparation of materials, etc.
SPRING GATHERING OF PARISH ADMINISTRATORS
THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020
Coffee & Conversation at 9AM; Program at 10AM; Conclude about 3PM
ST. PATRICK'S, BREWER
Featuring a visit with Bishop Brown and a presentation by Kathrin Gabriel-Jones about recognize our limits to help us better steward our own faith during the workday
ABOUT OUR FEATURED PRESENTER: Kathrin Gabriel-Jones, CPC, ELI-MP is the parish administrator of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland, having served there since June, 2010. Kathrin is also an Encouragement Coach in private practice and is also the Volunteer Encouragement Coach with the Ministering to Ministers Foundation. Ministering to Ministers provides support, reflection, and encouragement for clergy and laypersons who have experienced wounding during their ministry. Ministering to Ministers Foundation partners with all those in the journey of faith. Regardless of denomination, tradition, or creed, Ministering to Ministers seeks to inspire hope that healing can begin so that the possibility of renewal unfolds in emotional and spiritual lives. Visit www.gabrieljonescoaching.com for more information.
* Come to an in-person meeting. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 28 2020. Details and locations TBA. Do you have ideas? Please contact a member of the committee. (See below.)
* Visit this page to download shared templates and keep tabs on any available resources.
Database/Church Management/Membership Resources
Job Descriptions/LOA's for Parish Admins
Parishioner Transfer Form
Wedding Planning Sheet Samples
* Subscribe to The Dio Log
(diocesan email newsletter) to stay up-to-date on diocesan news.
* Here's a list of Diocesan Forms
with links and due dates for 2020 to keep on hand.
* Find guidelines and forms about
Celebrations of New Ministry on the information section of the Clergy Resources
* Looking for a place to
donate church books, vestments, or liturgical items? Find resources here
* Need to convert a PDF to Word? There are a few free tools online that don't require a download. Try http://www.pdfonline.com
(using the "free" one on the left) for small files.
Materials and Notes from Past Meetings:
Meeting June 18th 2018 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Hannah Anderson Part I, Lunch, Hannah Anderson Part II, Eucharist
Along with our guest presenter -life coach, Hannah Anderson, we explored ways to bring more lightness and energy into all aspects of our lives. Hannah shared tools from her coaching expertise that can be applied at work and home to open up possibilities for joy and spaciousness in daily life. Hannah has served as a parish priest for 24 years, most recently as Canon to the Ordinary in the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire. Now retired from active ministry, she is a life coach and consultant with people and organizations throughout the country. Hannah's love of art, creativity and the spiritual life enrich her approach to life coaching. She and her husband, Bob, live in Concord, New Hampshire.
Hannah Anderson, Life Coach and Consultant of Golden Thread Coaching and Consultationwww.goldenthreadcoaching.com
Meeting October 2nd 2017 ~ Agenda: Lunch & Chat, Worship, Elizabeth Estey discusses archive basics
Meeting April 26th 2017 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Congos in Transition, Boundaries at work, Celebrations of New Ministry, Lunch, Communications by Cn. Heidi Shott
Meeting Sept 13th 2016 ~ Agenda: Coffee & Fellowship, Resolving Conflict by Rev. Cn. Michael Ambler, Transition Ministry, Lunch, Organizing Data, Small Group Discussions
Meeting June 7th 2016 ~ Agenda: Lunch, Worship & Welcome by Bishop Lane, Introductions, About the network, Defining the role of a parish admin, Imagining how PAC can help us
The 2019 mileage reimbursement rate is $.58 cents per mile. The 2020 rate has not yet been posted.
Please mail to: Barbara Martin, Diocese of Maine, 143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101
Barbara Brady, St. Francis-by-the-Sea, Blue Hill
Lynne England, Cathedral, Portland
Kate Gabriel-Jones, St. Peter’s, Rockland
Beth Shaw, S. Mary’s, Falmouth
Cathy Zub, St. David's, Kennebunk
Contact Teresa or Barbara