Clergy & Staff
Rev. Justin Howard, Rector email: email@example.com
Justin and Amy have six amazingly energetic boys: Josiah, Simeon, Judah, Elijah, Aidan and Noel who fill their lives with wild joy. Justin was born in New York City and raised in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Having earned his BA in Religion and Ministry at Houghton College, Justin went on to study at Asbury and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries and is now finishing up at Trinity School for Ministry. Longing for a place where the Scriptural, Sacramental, and Spirit-filled facets of his faith experience could converge and find full expression, Justin found his home in the Anglican way as an ordained Priest. Justin enjoys his wood-stove, chasing his boys, reading and sipping tea with his wife, deep theological conversations, and observing the Holy Spirit transform lives.
Amy Howard, Lay Pastor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy grew up in Bangor and received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the Greatbatch School of Music, at Houghton College. Having met both the third member of the Trinity as well as the president of the theological society (Justin) during her Sophomore year at Houghton, she traded in Brahms for the prayer room, and quiet Sunday afternoons for family life with six kiddos. Amy is a Lay Pastor and oversees Encounters and healing prayer at Imago Dei. She has trained over a hundred prayer ministers in New England from various Christian traditions. She is a licensed Spiritual Director for the Anglican Diocese in New England and was trained by Christian Healing Ministries in whole-person healing. Amy’s goal is fulfilling the first and greatest commandment during her lifetime.
Rev. Piper Runnion-Bareford, Assistant Pastor email: email@example.com
Piper earned a bachelor of music in harp performance from Curtis Institue of Music and a Master of Divinity with a focus in evangelism from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She has spent the last several years being part of a church planting team in Manchester, NH while working as a Suzuki piano and harp teacher. Piper loves to worship and lives to see lives transformed by the healing love of Jesus through the work of the Holy Spirit. In obedience to the LORD’s call she is a Priest in the Anglican Church, and deeply enjoys being able to teach, worship and play, especially with those under the age of ten. Piper often can be found walking with her much-loved dog Zeke and is always up for grabbing a cup of coffee and hearing what Jesus is doing in your life!
Rev. Tom Gilbert, Deacon email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom spent ten years in the Episcopal Church serving as a deacon before being received in the ACNA to serve with Imago Dei. He has been married for 42 years and lives in Pittsfield with his three children and 7 grand-children. Tom retired from a career as a civil engineer after 41 years in the field; he now spends his time volunteering as chaplain at Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield, where he also serves as a volunteer community member on a Patient Safety and Quality Committee.
Scott DeLong, Parish Administrator email: email@example.com
Scott lives with his wife Kelsey, son Espen & excitable labrador Ginny in Old Town. He received a BS in Science Education from the University of Maine in 2013, but after experiencing transformation and healing through prayer ministry and discipleship, Scott found a family and vocation in the vibrant community of Imago Dei with its Spirit-filled Anglican identity. He admittedly has too many books, is in moderate denial about his selfie-taking problem, and neither he nor his stored-away canoe are happy with the state of their current relationship. Stop into his office and he'll make you a fresh cup of tea or extra-strong french press coffee.
Annie Treworgy, Worship Leader
Annie has been in and around the Imago Dei community since its very start. Imago’s strong emphasis on God’s love for us and His desire to heal and restore us has been truly impactful to her life. She recently graduated from the International House of Prayer University in Kansas City, with a degree in Worship, and has since moved back to Maine. She loves feeling the presence of her Lord. She also loves singing, playing with animals, being outside, and reading good books.
Matthew Fleming, Organist email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Matthew lives with his wife Kayla and two children in Winterport, Maine. Originally heralding from the Katahdin Region, Matthew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in Accounting at the University of Maine. He currently works in Bangor as an Accounting Manager. Matthew has spent more than half of his life serving as an organist and pianist at various churches throughout Maine and has focused his musical studies on the great hymns of the Church. With passion for liturgy, theology, and encountering Christ in beauty, Matthew is blessed to have found a home in the Anglican way, where the transcendence and immanence of God are both intentionally emphasized.
Aaron Watt, Celebrate Recovery, Jr. Warden
Aaron Watt serves in various leadership roles at Imago Dei. His story of addiction and redemption sets the tone for much of his ministry; he serves as the ministry leader for the Celebrate Recovery program. He is also trained as a Spiritual Director in the Anglican Diocese in New England. Aaron's roles today also involve serving the church in children's ministry and as the Junior Warden for Imago Dei. As Junior Warden, Aaron cares for and oversees the material needs of the church.
Douglas E. Towle, M.S., LCPC-c, Clinical Prof. Counseling email: email@example.com
Doug and his wife Shanna live in Palmyra, where Doug serves as a Home and Community Treatment (HCT) clinical therapist, serving families in their own homes. Doug was born in Manchester, NH, and served as a United States Marine. While working as a truck driver, Doug was called to ministry, and in 2005 he began his post-secondary education at Grace Evangelical College & Seminary, earning his A.A. in Christian Ministry in 2009 and his B.A. in Biblical Studies in 2011. Upon completion of his studies, he began pastoral ministry by providing counseling to church members and serving as a counseling resource to area pastors. In 2015, he completed his M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Husson University. He is conditionally licensed by the state of Maine as a clinical professional counselor (LCPC-c) and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
Beth Fisher, Intern Guide - Lifelines
Sent from Imago Dei Anglican Church to reach college students on New Hampshire campuses though the ministry of Lifelines (a subset of Cru.) When not guiding for Lifelines, she can be found practicing photography or whitewater kayaking!
Parish Council Members
Trevor Gordon, Senior Warden
Aaron Watt, Junior Warden
Lynne Dumont, Treasurer
Demelza Ramirez, Clerk
George Phelps, Member-at-Large
Nicole Finley, Member-at-Large
Ashley Nute, Member-at-Large