A new priest has been called to join us on M.D.I. Please welcome The Reverend Holly Hoffmann as our new Priest in Charge at Church of Our Father, St. John’s/St. Andrew’s, and at St. Saviour’s. Our thanks to the Search Committee: Jayne Ashworth, Genevieve MacKenzie, Ted Fletcher, Patsy Fogarty and Bob Stanwood from St. Andrew and St. John; Tony Sousa, Kate Berry, Larry Johnston and Mike Bullard from Church of Our Father; and Linda Foster, Pat Samuel, and Buck Jardine from St. Saviour’s for all of their work and this great result!
The Rev Hoffmann comes to us from St. Alban’s in Cape Elizabeth, ME where she is currently the Associate Rector at St. Alban’s and also Executive Director of St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center.
The priesthood is a second career for her. Prior to entering seminary, she was a high school English teacher and Associate Dean of Academics at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine. She attended Yale Divinity School and was ordained in 2018.
Following several months of work, the search committees of St. Andrew/St. John, Church of Our Father and St. Saviour chose The Rev Hoffmann. We all felt that the Spirit was guiding us in our discernment as she was selected on a first vote by all three unique and diverse search committees. (A truly amazing event!) The Vestries of St.Saviour’s, St. Andrew’s and St John’s and Church of Our Father, along with their congregation, all approved the calling of the Rev Hoffmann. Following this approval, Bishop Brown was notified and gave his “joyful consent” to our calling her as our priest.
If you are interested, attached below are links to some of her sermons…
Link to a sermon at St Alban’s May 3, 2020:
Holly Hoffman Sermon, St. Albans Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, May 3, 2020 – YouTube
Link here for the link to the service Mother Hoffman did for the search committee:
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