Staff

The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund

Rector
207-725-5342 ext. 1
carolyneklund@stpaulsmaine.org

 

The Rev. Carolyn H. Eklund became the rector of St. Paul’s in late 2013 after having served for 12 years as rector of Grace Church, Plainfield, New Jersey.

Her Masters of Divinity is from The General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church. Her undergraduate degrees from the University of Kansas are in microbiology and medical technology.

Carolyn’s passion is to share the joy of discipleship with others, sing hymns with lots of spirit and to bring people together in the love of Christ.

She was married to the late John E. Eklund for 27 years. She lives in Brunswick with her very smart border-collie mix named Sophie.

Mary Lee Wile

The Rev. Mary Lee Wile

Deacon
207-725-5342
marywile@stpaulsmaine.org

Mary Lee and Rick Wile have attended St. Paul’s since 1989; Mary Lee has served as a deacon since 2001.

Over the years, her ministries in the world have included pediatric hospice and prison chaplaincy, spiritual direction, and writing.

For the wider Church she has written program books for Living the Good News, Inc. and children’s books for Forward Movement, as well as writing twice for Forward Day by Day and continuing to contribute to Grow Christians, an online blog for nurturing faith at home.

Mary Lee served the Diocese as Archdeacon for four years after retiring from her career as a high school English teacher. At St. Paul’s, she oversees the Eucharistic Ministers, offers twice-yearly Quiet Mornings, teaches occasional workshops, including Confirmation preparation, and delights in assisting with the formation of children.

The Rev. Peggy Ellan Schnack

Assistant Rector for Children and Youth

Randy Day

Music Ministry Director
207-725-5342 ext. 5
randyday@stpaulsmaine.org

Randy Day, Director of Music Ministries

Randy Day moved to Maine and arrived at St. Paul’s after 14 years doing church ministry for St. John’s Episcopal Church/Lancaster, PA and Trinity United Church of Christ/Hanover, PA.

He retired from teaching school and operating a studio upon moving to Maine in 2014.  His undergraduate degree, a Bachelor’s of Music Education, is from Southern University in Collegedale, TN, and his graduate degree in Organ Performance from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI.

Randy is grateful for the joyful, intellectually stimulating, and servant-spirit environment of St. Paul’s, a very nurturing space for leadership.  He lives in Portland, ME and is married to Eugene Smith.  Together they share the unconditional love of Shadow, their 11-year-old cocker spaniel.

Susan Tyler Parish Administrator

Susan Tyler

Parish Administrator
207-725-5342 ext. 2
susantyler@stpaulsmaine.org

Susan joined the St. Paul’s staff in 2002, taking on the role of Parish Administrator in 2005. Susan oversees the daily operations of the parish, facilities, and supervision of clerical and facility staff. She enjoys working with church leaders and volunteers to ensure our many ministries run smoothly.

A native of Maine, Susan lives in Sabattus with her husband John. They have two adult sons, Dan & Andrew, who have left the nest.

In her spare time, you can find Susan outside enjoying the water in her kayak or  behind a camera pursuing her love of photography.

Melanie Chicoria

Administrative Assistant
207-725-5342 ext 3
melaniechicoria@stpaulsmaine.org

 

After many years in the corporate sector, Melanie joined St. Paul’s as Administrative Assistant. She works part time in the parish office preparing bulletins for Sunday and holiday services, weddings and memorials.

She enjoys being part of the staff at St. Paul’s performing other various tasks and especially working with the Holy Folders, retired volunteers who join us in the parish office to fold the worship bulletins every week.

They are always willing to share a joke and a laugh. Their cheerfulness and helpful nature inspire her.

Kimmy Edwards Nursery Care Giver

Kimmy Edwards

(Nursery Care-Giver)

Aubrey Farmer

Aubrey Farmer has served as St. Paul’s sexton for 16 years. He is responsible for cleaning the building and, until a few years ago when he began working another job, has kept up the grounds and snow removal. Aubrey grew up in Freeport, graduated from Freeport High School and currently lives in Freeport with his youngest son and two dogs. His hobbies include hunting duck and deer and fishing for small mouth bass.