Our Staff

  • Rev. Joshua Fitterling, Minister

    A native of Pennsylvania, Josh grew up on his parent’s farm in Mohrsville, PA along with his older brother, James. With his sights initially set on teaching math, Josh received his Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Lebanon Valley College in 2012. Nevertheless, the call to ministry was already being discerned and Josh went on to receive his Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 2015. He was ordained into Christian Ministry on May 24, 2015 in the United Church of Christ. Josh began serving as our pastor on March 1, 2017 and is always excited to discover new ways of combining his experience, his love of God, and his passion for ministry with the passions, people, and ministries of our church and community. Previously, Josh has served as Pastoral Resident of Wellesley Village Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts (2015-2017) and as Stated-Supply Pastor of New Jerusalem Zion UCC in Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania (2013-2015). Josh enjoys exploring new places, meeting new people, and spending time with his partner, Chris. He also hopes to find a balance between exploring Maine’s extensive culinary scene and exercising at the Wiscasset Community Center! If you see him around town, feel free to say “hello!” He would love to meet you!
  • Leela Koilpillai, Organist/Choir Director

    Leela was born in India and came to the United States when she was 6. She returned to Pune, India to study medicine but switched to be a music major when she was given the opportunity to lead a girls’ choir and loved it. She holds degrees in piano and vocal performance and has studied organ and choral conducting. She has an extensive performance and workshop resume. Leela has taught and conducted every age group and level of experience, from Kindergarten to Elderhostel. She has served as organist and choir director in churches in Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and Portland, Maine. She is the organist, and she will lead both the Senior Choir and Children’s Choir. She gives lessons in her private piano/vocal studio, holds an associate broker’s license in Real Estate, and she loves to cook, draw, paint, write, and play with her rag-doll kitties.
  • Janet Leonard, Office Administrator

    Janet spent much of her career in publishing, living in Bremen, ME for the last 8 years. She has a love for music and serves as the Music Director of the Bremen Union Church. She is a mother of two grown daughters and a grandmother of a toddler grandson. She brings a welcoming personality and creative energy for our continued ministry together. Janet began serving among us in August 2017.
  • Colleen Crowley, Church School Teacher & Coordinator

    Colleen is a resident of Bowdoinham, ME. She has much experience in working with children including her time at the Portland Public Library and her current work in the Lewiston Schools. She is a person of great faith and she loves creating curriculum and teaching through stories. She embodies our church's identity as an Open & Affirming Congregation and is very passionate about integrating her love for teaching kids with her love for the teachings of Jesus! Colleen began serving among us in August 2017.
  • Mary McKinney, Sexton

    Mary began serving as our church's sexton in 2011. She keeps our church looking it's best as she cleans and cares for our building! In addition to her work here, she works for Lincoln County as the Custodian. Mary is also a member of our church and serves on the Christian Education Committee. Mary, and her husband Jon, are the proud parents of Vivian, and reside on Westport Island.