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.
The Spring Gathering of Parish Administrators scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 from 9am - 3pm at St. Patrick's, Brewer has been cancelled. 
How to Connect with PAC:
* Come to an in-person meeting. Right now, we've been meeting every other week on Mondays at 11am via Zoom. Would you like the invitation? Email Cn. Barbara Martin.
* Request an invitation to the private PAC Group on Facebook by emailing Teresa Pinney.
* Email or call any of the Steering Committee members. Say hello or share ideas. 
* Scroll through this page to download shared templates and keep tabs on any available resources.
Shared Forms/Examples:
Annual Report Samples
Building Use 
Database/Church Management/Membership Resources
Job Descriptions/LOA's for Parish Admins
Newsletter Examples  
 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. 
* View resources for churches here on our website. 
* Find guidelines and forms about Celebrations of New Ministry on the clergy page.
* Connect with another congregation: use this list of Episcopal churches in Maine by town.
* The Organized Admin:
* All Things Admin:
* Looking for a place to donate church books, vestments, or liturgical items? Find resources here
* When an electronic tool is better than paper - or you need both:
* Need to convert a PDF to Word? There are a few free tools online that don't require a download. Try (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 Consultation
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
Celebrations of New Ministry Information & Templates (scroll down to "Information" on this page)
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
Diocesan Forms:
Steering Committee:

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


Any questions?  
Contact Teresa or Barbara

143 State Street (mail to PO Box 4036) | Portland, ME 04101 | Phone: (207) 772-1953 |