I grew up in Maine, winters in Southern Maine and summers on the shores of Sebec Lake in Central Maine. After attending receiving my degree from Lancaster Bible College, I wandered into Western Maine and have never found my way back out.
I love Maine, its land, its culture, and especially its people. I love the small rural churches and firmly believe that the small(ish) rural church is a major key in reaching rural New England with the Good News of Jesus. As a result, I have dedicated my life to ministering to the teens, adults, and leadership of the rural Maine church. I have spent the last 30+ years working at Camp Berea of Maine and over 20 years at Bean’s Corner, seeking to be an encouragement to the church and her people. I have had the privilege of teaching in numerous conferences and seminars over the years as well as Christian school chapels and college events. I have received training in helping do church assessments and believe that coaching and assessment are vital to churches thriving in their Great Commission Mission.
This blog is me thinking out loud and sharing my heart. Most posts are first-drafts and off the top of my head. What I lack in polish I hope is made up for in honest if simple thoughts and observation. I don’t have all the answers, but I love asking questions and then musing. These are my musings.
If you read this far, you’re a braver person than most, so thank you for reading! 🙂