Rev. Dr. David C. Myers, Interim Minister
The Rev. Dr. David C. Myers has begun work as Interim Pastor for the First Congregational Church in Wiscasset while the church conducts a search for a settled pastor.
Rev. Myers has 45 years’ experience in local churches and also served as Treasurer of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church (1999 – 2003). While most of his local church experience was in the Greater Boston area, he also served 8 years in the greater Washington, D.C. area. In 1995 he received the Ziegler Preaching Award from the Southern New England Annual Conference for both prophetic and pastoral preaching. During his career he has been greatly influenced by missional trips to Nicaragua where he helped form and fund UENIC, Martin Luther King, Jr University, a protestant university to help the disadvantaged and poor of Nicaragua receive a college education. In 2017 he received an honorary doctorate from the school which now has expanded to over 4,000 students in 4 countries in Latin America. He also helped develop and fund a Woman’s Dental Program serving both rural and urban schools in Nicaragua focusing on dental education for families.
While in Washington, in addition to pastoring, he also served as Vice-President of the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for United Methodists in Eastern, PA, Maryland, Washington, DC and Delaware. From 2006 to 2018 he was a member of the Board of Trustees of West Virgina Wesleyan College, his alma mater, serving as Chair of the Trustees Academic Affairs Council. He also received an honorary doctorate from there in 2018.
Rev. Myers. Is married to his wife Deborah and they have one son, Nate who is director of Golf Instruction at Ipswich Country Club in Ipswich, MA, and two granddaughters, Olivia and Ava of Gloucester, MA. Dave and Deb reside in their (formerly) summer home of 44 years on Pemaquid Pond in Damariscotta, in 2021.
Joel Pierce, Organist/Choir Director
Joel comes to us from Green Valley, Arizona. Joel lives in Topsham, ME, and teaches piano and organ to 50 students! Joel spent part of his childhood in Massachusetts before moving to Arizona. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. In 2017 he received a Master’s of Music in Organ Performance/Sacred Music from the University of Arizona. He began playing in church when he was 14 and has been an accompanist and/or music director since then. He has been a pianist, organist, vocal and handbell choir director and eventually oversaw the entire music program at a large Presbyterian church in Green Valley, Arizona. In addition, Joel has worked in Episcopal, Lutheran, Catholic and UCC churches. He has also accompanied musical theater productions. Joel moved back to the northeast 3 years ago after 20 years in the southwest. He is very happy to be in Maine and even enjoys our cold weather. Joel appreciates our old organ and looks forward to working with our vocal choir and our new chimes choir.
Ms. 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.