Welcome to St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Rockland, Maine
Clergy and Staff
Lael Sorensen is an Episcopal priest and began as Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland, Maine in 2015.
Prior to St. Peter’s, Lael served as Assistant Rector at Grace Church, Silver Spring, MD and as chaplain at Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals in Delaware.
A native Californian, Lael was raised in New Jersey and attended schools in Massachusetts and Michigan but underwent her most important spiritual formation here in Maine, where she was sponsored for ordination.
She holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and Diploma in Anglican Studies from The Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. She is especially interested in practical theology for daily living, Ignatian spirituality, liturgy and music, and has a lifelong commitment to social justice.
Her sermons and other reflections can be found on her blog: For the Fullness of Joy.
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Telephone: 207- 594-8191
Jane Chatfield grew up in the Boston area, and has lived in New Hampshire, Illinois, New York City, Connecticut, Idaho, Alberta, Canada, New York, and now Maine.
She grew up a Unitarian, and became an Episcopalian through singing sacred music in choirs and marrying an Episcopalian. While living in New York, raising her children, she had a garden design business. Jane's three children are happy to be living in cities (Brooklyn & Washington D.C.), while she & husband John enjoy country life. She was ordained to the Diaconate in June 2013 and was sponsored by St. Peter’s for this ministry.
Her primary diaconal ministry is that of a Spiritual Care Volunteer to the hospitalized at Pen Bay Medical Center, visiting patients twice a week.
She is still discovering ministries outside her church walls. Her hobbies are tennis, skiing, hiking, gardening and cooking.
Barbara Jean O'Brien holds masters degrees in Music and Liberal Studies.
She works in Maine and New Hampshire as a piano teacher, accompanist, church musician, vocalist, chamber musician, and music-thanatologist.
She also plays ice hockey, is a Bruins fan, reads and writes fiction, loves animals, the night sky, bonfires and cooking.
She lives in Northport with her husband, Frank, and their son, Joseph.
Her therapeutic work was recently highlighted in the Bangor Daily News.
Kate Gabriel-Jones has served as an Administrative Assistant for St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Rockland since June, 2010.
11 White Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
Services held on Sundays
at 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM
(10:00 AM in the Summer)
Our Calendar of Events is
available on the Worship page
11 White Street
Rockland ME 04841
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