Ned S. Crockett was born in Augusta, Maine. He earned a B.A. in Economics
from the University of Maine at Orono and a Master of Divinity from
Bangor Theological Seminary where he received the Hoyt Hickman Award
for outstanding liturgical scholarship and practice.
Pastor Ned has served churches in North Jay, North Vienna, and Skowhegan
before being appointed back to his home church in July of 2011. Ned
and his wife Melanie are thankful to back in the community they love
so much, “It’s nice to be home”. Ned has a passion for community involvement
and serves as a chaplain for the Winthrop Police Department, is a board
member of the Winthrop Hot Meals Kitchen and also serves as a chaplain
for MaineGeneral Medical Center.
Pastor Ned also lives out his passion for mission through his position
as Director of Missions at Camp Mechuwana (United Methodist Camp) where
he helps coordinate mission’s teams from around the country with projects
in the Central Maine area.
On his own time, Pastor Ned likes spending time with his wife Melanie,
and time in the North Maine Woods (where he has a cabin) fly fishing
Ned and Melanie have two grown children, Sarah and Stephen.
Pastor Ned's email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Michelle Chick directs the WUMC Choir. Michelle earned her Bachelors
of Music in Music Education from the University of Maine with a concentration
in voice. While at UMO she had the honor of serving as the assistant
conductor for the University Singers and Athena Consort. She currently
teaches K-6 music at Greene Central School. Michelle lives in Monmouth
with her husband Jim and their two miniature dachshunds Odie and Bruin.
Barbara Hamblin provides administrative and clerical
support to the pastor, church committees, and the congregation. She
is a graduate of the University of Maine system and is a retired State
DHHS administrator. Barbara has two adult children and four grandchildren.
Lay Leader: Ron Leighton
Church Organist: Judy Barnes
Church Pianist: Mark Johnston
Website & Prayer Chain: Christina
& Custodian: Todd Sears