Clergy

JHowardRev. Justin HowardRector   email:  justin@idachurch.com

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.

 

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Rev. Piper Runnion-BarefordAssistant Pastor   email: piper@idachurch.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!

Parish Administration

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Scott DeLongParish Administrator   email: parishadmin@idachurch.com

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. You can usually 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.

Pastoral Care & Spiritual Direction

AHowardAmy Howard Lay Pastor, Spiritual Director, Healing Prayer Ministry   emailamy@idachurch.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.

 

IMG_1599Beth RogersSpiritual Director   emailr.beth2013@gmail.com

Beth Rogers did her undergrad work in Child Development/ Elementary Education at UMO and then went on to get her MA in Theology from Grace Evangelical College and Seminary. She is a trained Spiritual Director through ADNE and is currently taking Christian Counseling courses at Grace Evangelical. She has an office in Bangor where she deeply enjoys walking with people as they journey with Christ and grow as His followers. Beth lives in Bangor with her husband Jim. Together they raised four children and are happily enjoying life surrounded by their ever growing extended family.

 

 

 

Doug's Rainbow TroutDouglas E. Towle, M.S., LCPC-c, Clinical Professional Counseling     emaild.edmondtowle@gmail.com

Doug and his wife Shanna live in Palmyra, where Doug serves as a Home and Community Treatment (HCT) clinical therapist, serving families in their own homes. Doug was born in Manchester, NH, and served as a United States Marine. While working as a truck driver, Doug was called to ministry, and in 2005 he began his post-secondary education at Grace Evangelical College & Seminary in Bangor, earning his A.A. in Christian Ministry in 2009 and his B.A. in Biblical Studies in 2011. Doug excelled in Biblical Greek and Hebrew, sometimes filling in for his professor when the professor was away. Upon completion of his studies, Doug felt a call to supplemental pastoral ministry by providing counseling to church members and serving as a counseling resource to area pastors. In 2015, he completed his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Husson University in Bangor. He is conditionally licensed by the state of Maine as a clinical professional counselor (LCPC-c) and is nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).

 

Screen Shot 2015-05-18 at 2.02.04 PMJonathan Kenerson, Lay Pastor, University and College Ministry

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.

 

 

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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 WestleyHospitality

Rev. Piper, Imago Kids:  Discipleship for Children

Dan LongAudio-Visual

Lucy GordonAltar Guild

Parish Council

Trevor Gordon, Senior Warden

Aaron Watt, Junior Warden

Matthew Fleming, Treasurer

Katie Conner, Clerk

Nicole Finley, Member-at-Large

Bryant Peterson, Member-at-Large

Emily Batchelder, Member-at-Large