Our Pastor


Elizabeth Barnum

Reverend Elizabeth D. Barnum (she/her) became our settled pastor on August 1, 2018. Originally from Connecticut, Rev. Barnum holds a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Divinity from Harvard. She was ordained in 2007 and maintains ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ.  She has served in associate minister positions in New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Melbourne Australia, and previously in Grand Rapids, Michigan where her focus was education and pastoral care.

An educator at heart and prior to ordained ministry, she taught in secondary schools during and after completing the Program in Religion and Secondary Education at Harvard Divinity School. An advocate for comprehensive sexuality education across the lifespan, she has training and experience teaching all age levels of Our Whole Lives from kindergarten through older adults and is currently a trainer of facillitators for the adult levels. Her passion for movement and living an embodied life fuels her spiritual life and she has been part of the conscious dance community since 2000, trained as a 5Rhythms teacher in 2005 and an Open Floor teacher in 2016. She has been a contributor to several print collections including; Before the Amen: Creative Resources for Worship, From the Psalms to the Cloud: Connecting to the Digital Age, Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology, and Held: Blessings for the Depths.

Elizabeth also has training, teaching, and implementation experience in Godly Play a Montessori-inspired method of religious education. When she moved to Maine and began her part-time call at Lincolnville, she also began teaching at a local Montessori school. The combination brings her joy. When not at school or church, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, writing, yoga, hiking in the mountains, and walking by the sea.

Elizabeth curates and leads worship most Sunday mornings and welcomes a diverse array of guest preachers regularly to the Meeting House pulpit. She is available for memorials, weddings, pastoral care, conversation and visitation.

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