Rev. Amelia Edson
Rev. Amelia graduated from Harvard Divinity School in May 2017, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. During her time at Harvard Amelia received the Donald Wells Preaching Prize from the Massachusetts Bible Society, and served as a Ministerial Intern at Old South Church in Boston, where she helped lead worship, facilitated book and Bible discussion groups, and initiated a “dinner church” during Lent. During Divinity School Amelia also worked as a Chaplain at the Essex County Correctional Center, and at Central Maine Medical Center, serving the pediatric, orthopedic surgery, and general medicine floors. While an undergraduate at Mount Holyoke college Amelia led the student Unitarian Universalist organization.
Prior to Divinity School, Amelia was a Faith Director for marriage equality legislative campaigns in Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Jersey; she continued as a faith consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union while preparing for ministry. Through these experiences, Amelia has become a prayerful, thoughtful and practical strategist about how to call forth people of faith on issues of importance, so that persons on all sides of an issue can engage in dialogue even through difficult conversations, in order to achieve constructive and meaningful change.
Amelia also has a deep and passionate commitment to children, stemming from her work after college as a preschool teacher while serving with Teach for America in an Arizona Head Start program.
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Doris Krueger, Minister of Music, has served Falmouth Congregational Church since September, 1995. She has a B.S. degree in Music Education with emphasis in organ and a M.M. degree from UMaine in choral conducting. Additional studies in related music fields include classes at Oberlin College and Westminster Choir College. Besides playing organ and piano for Falmouth Congregational services she conducts the Chancel Choir and has conducted English Handbell Choirs and Youth Choirs.
She also teaches prek-grade 12 music at Pine Tree Academy in Freeport and is Chair of the Music Committee and an organist at the Brunswick Seventh-day Adventist Church. She has been Director of Choral Activities on the college level, toured nationally with various music groups, toured internationally with the Pine Tree Academy Bell Ringers, and served as clinician for numerous choral, band, and handbell festivals. She founded what is thought to be the first English handbell choirs in Argentina, received an Excellence in Teaching Award and received a Summer Sabbatical Award to study the British Cathedral Choral Tradition and travel in the British Isles. She has served on national and northeastern area music curriculum committees.
She enjoys praising God with music, helping people of all ages develop their musical talents, and working with soloists and ensembles in church and school settings.
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Jessie Pinkham joined our staff in 2019 as our Office Assistant. She is a Cumberland Foreside resident. Jessie has her real estate brokers license, working primarily with buyers in Greater Portland. She grew up on Cousins Island and has lived in Maine most of her life. Summer is her favorite season when she loves to go boating, swimming, biking and gardening.
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Matthew is a native of Oregon. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. Following his graduation he has enjoyed a variety of employment opportunities. He moved to Maine in 1998. Following the birth of his sons, Matthew was looking for employment that would give him a flexible work schedule, so he could be with his children, as well a work setting where he could use his religious background. Matthew joined the staff in 2004 and he has become an integral member of the staff.
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Kristen Coleman is a college graduate with a degree in business finance and works full time at the Horace Mann Insurance agency. She is also a seasoned pianist and has participated in many vocal groups throughout high school. She is also a commercial lobster-man and loves being outdoors. And she is looking forward to being a new home owner.
She has been a member of the Falmouth Congregational Church her whole life and has remained an active member of the church community. Kristen has experience with children, participating in the Big Buddies Program, being a nanny and owning and operating her own summer camp: The DaVinci Experience. Kristen is very enthusiastic about taking on the Christian education administrator position at the church and has many new and exciting ideas to incorporate.
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