Clergy & Staff

Rev. Justin HowardRector   email:  justin@idachurch.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:  amy@idachurch.com

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-BarefordAssistant Pastor   email: piper@idachurch.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!

 
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Scott DeLongParish Administrator email: parishadmin@idachurch.com

Scott lives with his wife Kelsey in Old Town with Ginny their excitable Labrador. 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 proper Anglican tea or extra-strong french press coffee. 

 

Ministry Leaders

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. 

 
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Matthew Fleming, Organist, Liturgical Arts   email: msf.matt@gmail.com

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. Matthew enjoys reading, gardening, and horseback riding.

 

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. 

 

Pastoral Care & Spiritual Direction

Beth RogersSpiritual Director   emailr.beth2013@gmail.com

Beth Rogers did her undergrad work in Child Development/ Elementary Education at UMO and then went on to get her MA in Theology from Grace Evangelical College and Seminary. She is a trained Spiritual Director through ADNE and is currently taking Christian Counseling courses at Grace Evangelical. She has an office in Bangor where she deeply enjoys walking with people as they journey with Christ and grow as His followers. Beth lives in Bangor with her husband Jim. Together they raised four children and are happily enjoying life surrounded by their ever growing extended family.

 

Douglas E. Towle, M.S., LCPC-c, Clinical Prof. Counseling  emaild.edmondtowle@gmail.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).

 

Missionaries

Jon Kenerson lives with his wife Chrissy and their five kids on their family’s farm in Levant. Jon is a part-time manager at Treworgy Family Orchards as well as a part-time Assistant Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, overseeing and expanding collegiate ministry in central and northern Maine. As an alumni of UMaine he has a desire to transform the academic community with the hope and love uniquely found in the person of Jesus. He enjoys strong coffee, dancing to loud music with his kids, and living in his work-in-progress house.

 

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