The Rev. Wendy J Anderson, Pastor
Pastor Anderson has been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 2005. She came to Nativity in 2017 after serving a small rural congregation in Albert Lea, MN for 12 years.
Pastor Anderson loves connecting faith to daily life and encouraging folks to share God's love in as many ways as they can. She is passionate about social justice, good worship of many styles, and all the things we can learn from Jesus.
Before attending the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago to become a pastor, she served as Director of Youth and Family Ministry in a suburban Boston congregation. And before that she managed a Thoroughbred racehorse breeding farm in Rhode Island for 12 years.
She lives in Thomaston with her Labrador Retrievers Anna and Junia, and her ancient cat Phoebe. In her spare time, she enjoys most things outdoors especially boating and camping.
Charles Brown, Jr., Organist and Choir Director
Originally from Yarmouth, ME, Charlie comes from a family of musicians and is a songwriter/performer as well as teacher and church musician. He holds a B.A. from Boston University and a M.A. in Coral Conducting from the University of Maine. His interests range from Baroque to Jazz and making ancient texts accessible to modern audiences. He has taught in a variety of settings including public school music programs and currently maintains his own studio of piano students. He has composed several original works for Nativity and has professionally recorded his own compositions, including his most recent project: I've Got a New Song to Sing: Psalms for Our Times available on CD. He is the originator/producer of Maine's "Barroom Messiah."