Our Staff

 

Wendy RitgerWendy Ritger
Church Secretary,
Sunday School Superintendent
Wendy Ritger has held her positions with the Church for more than twenty years, beginning when her daughter was in Kindergarten.  Wendy enjoys spending time with children and youth of all ages, and is invigorated by the rich and fresh sense of faith that children bring.

Before working at the Church, Wendy worked in publishing for a number of years.  She has a B.A. in English from University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  She has taken the ACCT (A Community of Christian Teachers) Course through the Maine Conference UCC; frequently attends NEAUCE (New England Association of United Church Educators) and many other UCC educational events.
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Gerald WheelerGerald Wheeler
Music Director
A native of England, Gerald Wheeler studied piano, organ, theory, and composition at the Royal College of Music, London, where his teachers included Harold Darke and Herbert Howells, and received a Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists.  He was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Theology by the Diocesan Theological College in Montreal.Music Director at Blue Hill Congregational Church, he oversaw the installation of the tracker organ built by Karl Wilhelm, Inc. at St. Francis Episcopal Church.

He has also served as organist at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London and St. Matthew’s in Ottawa, Ontario; and as director of music at Christ Church Anglican Cathedral in Montreal, Quebec.  Performances include recitals in Oxford, Trinity College, Cambridge; the Portsmouth Cathedral; Brecon Cathedral, Wales, and at Carnegie Hall with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
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Doug HaldaneDoug Haldane
Sexton
Douglas Haldane trained as a nautical archaeologist and lived in Egypt for ten years where he directed the Institute for Nautical Archaeology’s branch there. He, his wife Jane, and daughter Nellie moved to Blue Hill in 2004. Doug worked as a carpenter at Brooklin Boatyard from 2004-2009 and other boatyards since. His special interests include antique motorcycles and Highland bagpipe music.
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