On Thursday May 10, the Staff Parish Relations Committee met with
Rev. Rene Perez to meet Rev. Dr. Pat MacHugh, who will become our new Pastor on
August 1, 2018.
Rev MacHugh was born in Bethlehem, PA, attended Concord Carlisle
High School, and graduated from the University of Maine with a BA in speech
communication. She returned to the University
of Maine and earned a Masters in Communication Disorders, and worked as a
Speech and Language Pathologist before finally answering God’s call to
ministry. She graduated from the Methodist
Theological School in Ohio in 1985, was ordained an elder in the New England
Conference in 1988 and received her Doctor of Ministry from Bangor Theological
Seminary in 2003.
She has served as a United Methodist pastor for 5 churches in Northern
Maine, and local churches in Williamstown and North Adams, MA before returning
to Northern Maine as District Superintendent in 2008. For the past two years, she has served as the
pastor of The Church of the Cape, in Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, Maine. Her sermons are posted each week on YouTube
so they are available to those unable to attend worship.
is married to Bob Duane, a special education teacher and they have five adult
children and two grandchildren.