We extend a warm welcome to our new Bridge Minister, Reverend Dr. Deborah Jenks.
Reverend Jenks is an Ordained Ministerial Partner (Disciples of Christ) with standing in the Sunrise Association of the Maine Conference, United Church of Christ. Deb has served in the Maine Conference UCC for 25 years as a pastor in churches in Western, Central, and Downeast Maine.
Most recently, Deb served as Transitional Pastor at Seaside Congregational Church, UCC in Northeast Harbor / Seal Harbor, Interim Minister at First Congregational Church of Camden, UCC, and Sabbatical Associate Conference Minister for the Maine Conference, UCC. Deb’s Conference and Association experience also includes: serving as a member of the Advisory Board for the Academy of Church Life & Leadership, and then as Chair of the Maine School of Ministry Advisory committee; member of the Katahdin Association Committee on the Ministry and the Oxford Union Committee on the Ministry; Member-At-Large on the Community Life Commission, and Commission representative on the Conference Executive Committee. Deb has also worked as a Hospice Spiritual Advisor and Grief and Bereavement Coordinator in central and northern Maine.
Deb has a M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, a D.Min. from Bangor Theological Seminary, a M.S. in Pastoral Counseling from Husson University, and two units of Intentional Interim Ministry Training from the Interim Ministry Network.