Rev. Justin Howard, Rector email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin and his wife Amy have six amazingly energetic boys: Josiah, Simeon, Judah, Elijah, Aidan and Noel who fill their lives with wild joy. He was born in New York City and raised in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Having earned his BA in Religion and Ministry at Houghton College, Justin went on to study at Asbury and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries. Longing for a place where the Scriptural, Sacramental, and Spirit-filled facets of his faith experience could converge and find full expression, Justin found his home in the Anglican way as an ordained Priest. Justin enjoys chasing his boys, sitting in front of his wood-stove, reading and sipping tea with his wife, having deep theological conversations, and watching the Holy Spirit transform lives.
Rev. Piper Runnion-Bareford, Curate for Children, Youth, and Families email: email@example.com
Piper and her much loved dog Zeke are excited to move to Bangor to be part of the work that the LORD is doing through Imago Dei Anglican Church. Piper earned a bachelor of music in harp performance from Curtis Institue of Music and a Master of Divinity with a focus in evangelism from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She has spent the last several years being part of a church planting team in Manchester, NH while working as a Suzuki piano and harp teacher. Piper loves to worship and lives to see lives transformed by the healing love of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit. In obedience to the LORD’s call she is a Priest in the Anglican Church, and deeply enjoys being able to teach, worship and play, especially with those under the age of ten. Piper often can be found walking with Zeke and is always up for grabbing a cup of coffee and hearing what Jesus is doing in your life!
Scott DeLong, Parish Administrator email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As a lifelong resident of Greater Bangor, Scott deeply loves this region and is passionate about seeing God’s Kingdom flourish here. He received a BS in Science Education from the University of Maine and currently spends time ministering on the Orono campus with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. After experiencing transformation and healing through prayer ministry and discipleship, Scott found a home in the vibrant community of Imago Dei with its Spirit-filled Anglican identity. When he’s not enjoying his diverse collection of part-time jobs, you might find him seated happily at anyone’s dinner table, outside marveling at creation and not that lost, or in a local coffeeshop more interested in conversation than in the dozen books he brought to read.
Amy Howard, Lay Pastor, Spiritual Director, Healing Prayer Ministry email: email@example.com
Amy grew up in Bangor and received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the Greatbatch School of Music, at Houghton College. Having met both the third member of the Trinity as well as the president of the theological society (Justin) during her Sophomore year at Houghton, she traded in Brahms for the prayer room, and quiet Sunday afternoons for family life with six kiddos (and counting). She spends most of her time being formed in the image of Christ by way of cooking dinner, finger-painting, changing diapers, praying with students and parishoners who happen to stumble into the kitchen, and imagining witty responses to the people who keep asking her if she wants to “be like the Duggers.” She is a licensed Spiritual Director for the Anglican Diocese in New England and has also been trained through Christian Healing Ministries in whole-person healing ministry. Amy’s goal is fulfilling the first and greatest commandment during her lifetime.
Jon Kenerson lives with his wife Chrissy and their five kids on their family’s farm in Levant. Jon is a part-time manager at Treworgy Family Orchards as well as a part-time Assistant Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, overseeing and expanding collegiate ministry in central and northern Maine. As an alumni of UMaine he has a desire to transform the academic community with the hope and love uniquely found in the person of Jesus. He enjoys strong coffee, dancing to loud music with his kids, and living in his work-in-progress house.
Robin Pellerin, Lay Pastor
Robin Pellerin is a long-time resident of Levant, Maine who thoroughly enjoys teaching her own children, raising livestock, and managing people at Treworgy Family Orchards, her family’s farm. Robin’s journey into the Anglican way of worship began when she and her husband, Matt, were invited to join their very good friends, Amy and Justin Howard, in planting Imago Dei Anglican Church. As a lay pastor, Robin’s passion is to see an intentional, Kingdom-advancing mindset infused into the family and business settings at Treworgy Family Orchards.
Sunday Celebration Team Leaders
Charyl Chandler-Stevens, Connections & Chaplaincy
Wanda Westley, Hospitality
Rev. Piper, Imago Kids: Discipleship for Children
Dan Long, Audio-Visual
Lucy Gordon, Altar Guild
Timothy Kenerson, Senior Warden
David Stevens, Junior Warden
Kelsey Burt, Treasurer
Katie Conner, Clerk
Scott DeLong, Member-at-Large
Bryant Peterson, Member-at-Large
Emily Batchelder, Member-at-Large