Executive Council


Woodfords Church, Woodford Street, Portland

The Association’s Executive Council meets monthly at Noon on the second Tuesday at Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland (except for July, when the Council takes a summer recess).

Current bylaws specify that Council members are the Association officers and committee chairs, the Association’s representatives to the Maine Conference’s Coordinating Council and Witness Life Commission, and two members-at-large.

While the Maine Conference transitions to a new governing structure, and former Coordinating Council and Commissions are being replaced by other entities, the Council has invited the Association’s Conference Deacons to attend its meetings, as well as the Cumberland representative to the Conference Mission Implementation Team, and the Conference Coordinating Council’s Cumberland representative at the time the Coordinating Council was disbanded.

Rev. Raymond Clothier(member, High Street, Auburn), Moderator & Chair, Nominating Committee
Sue Stevens  (South Portland), Vice Moderator
Harry Marsters (Stevens Avenue), Clerk
Rev. Linda Gard (New Gloucester), Treasurer
Rev. Steve Gray (Brunswick), Chair, Church & Ministry Committee
Rev. Stephen Carnahan (Auburn, High Street), Representative to the Maine Conference (open portfolio)
Rev. Marcia Charles (Scarborough, Blue Point), Member of the Conference Mission Implementation Team 
Dot Grosset (Yarmouth), Member-at-Large
Rev. Garvey MacLean (South Portland), Member-at-Large
Also welcome to attend Executive Council meetings ex officio are the Conference Deacons for the Cumberland Association: Karl Anderson (Gorham, Highland Lake, Pride’s Corner, Westbrook-Warren), Sue Stevens (Scarborough Blue and First, State Street), Tom Hancock (Auburn High Street and Sixth Street, New Gloucester, Gray), Judene Dyer (Cumberland, Falmouth First and Foreside, North Yarmouth), Almira Nappi (South Portland, Stevens Avenue, Williston-Immanuel, Woodfords), Anne Roundy (Brunswick and 4 Mid-coast Association Congregations),  [seeking candidate] (N. Windham, Standish, Windham Hill, Raymond East and Community, Casco, North Gorham), [seeking candidate]  (Durham, Freeport, South Freeport, Yarmouth).