Our Pastor, The Reverend Joyce A. Long
Pastor Joyce graduated from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1976. She graduated with her BS in 1980 from Simmons College in Boston. After working as Youth Director at Irvine UCC in Irvine, CA and St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Anaheim, CA, she obtained her Masters of Divinity from Claremont School of Theology and was ordained in the UCC in 1999.
Joyce raised three boys, Jack, Daniel, and Sam Dobbin, and married Eugene Long in 1997. Eugene and Joyce are now proud grandparents of three grandchildren. Beyond Church, Joyce enjoys Yoga, aerobics and weight lifting, cooking, singing, and the outdoor activities of swimming in lakes, dog walking, hiking, and canoeing. Pilgrim Lodge, the UCC summer camp in West Gardiner, ME has played an important outdoor ministries role for Joyce as she has been Camper, Counselor, and Dean. Joyce has led mission trips with the high school youth group, STARBURST, to Safe Passage, Guatemala in 2015 and Camp Restore, New Orleans in 2017.
Choir Director Eugene Long
Eugene and Joyce moved back to Maine in 2001. “Mr. Long” has been the Chorale Arts teacher and drama director at Lake Region High School these past 15 years ~ as well as the Choir Director here at church.
Eugene enjoys many different genres of music from his favorite classical composers to spirituals and gospels to more contemporary music for choirs. Often he arranges pieces himself for the choir and instrumentalists to create truly exciting moments in worship. He also directs the choir in special performances of a Christmas concert, Easter Sunday, and a music appreciation Sunday to end the season for the Summer.
Asst. to the Treasurer Wanda Vaughn-Carr
Office Manager Storm Field
Caretaker/Nursery Care Angie Burnham
Handyman Brian Porter