Clergy and Staff

Tim BoggsThe Rev. Timothy A. Boggs, Rector
tboggs@stalbansmaine.org

The Rev. Timothy Boggs was called to be St. Alban’s 12th rector in 2011. He likes to say that his ministry is a privilege and a joy! From a large and lively family, Tim was educated at public schools in Lake Bluff and Lake Forest, Illinois and the University of Wisconsin, Georgetown University, and the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City. He received his Master of Divinity degree cum laude. Tim is now a Trustee of General Seminary. Fr. Tim’s ordained ministry began as Associate Rector of St. Alban’s Parish in Washington. He then served as the Canon Provost of Washington National Cathedral.

Prior to ordination, Tim served for twenty years as a senior vice president of Time Warner Inc. Previously, Tim was on the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives. He led an active parish and community life in Washington for three decades. Tim is married to his partner of more than twenty- five years, James Schwartz, a writer and editor. James is President of Maine Preservation. They have a dozen nieces and nephews and a lively Field Spaniel, Polly, who generously shares the St. Alban’s rectory with them. Tim and James have a passion for travel, sailing, reading and film, and their home in downeast Brooklin, Maine.
Gracious God, draw our hearts to you, guide our minds, fill our imaginations and control our wills…and then use us to your glory and the welfare of your people. Amen

 

The Rev. Holly Hoffmann, Associate Rector
hhoffmann@stalbansmaine.org

The Rev. Holly Hoffmann started her ministry at St. Alban’s as the summer seminarian in 2017. At the end of that summer, she was delighted to be called to St. Alban’s to serve as Associate Rector upon her graduation from seminary. Over her final year in seminary, Holly maintained her relationship with the parish by commuting twice a month from Connecticut to serve at the three Sunday services, lead the high school youth group, and attend Monday morning staff meetings. Holly graduated with a Master’s of Divinity from Yale Divinity School and a Diploma in Anglican Studies from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale in May of 2018. She began serving as Assistant Rector in June when she was ordained to the diaconate by Bishop Stephen T. Lane. She was ordained to the priesthood six months later at St. Alban’s in the season of Advent. Since February 2019, Holly has served as the Associate Rector of St. Alban’s. Her other work with the diocese of Maine is serving as the Executive Director of the St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center and Essentials Pantry, which is located at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke in downtown Portland. St. Elizabeth’s is one of St. Alban’s vibrant outreach ministries and serving as St. E’s Executive Director gives Holly much joy. To learn more about St. Elizabeth’s, go to: http://stlukesportland.org/index.php/st-elizabeths-jubilee-center-essentials-pantry/

Prior to attending seminary, Holly shared her love of people, literature, and writing as well as her passion for teaching as a high school English teacher from 1997-2015 in both public and independent schools. Holly was educated in the public schools of Andover, MA and graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English with minors in Art and in Education (1996) and a M.A.T. in Secondary School English (1997). While teaching high school English in Maine, she earned her C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine (2007). Over her nearly twenty year career, she has held many leadership roles in education and presented at numerous state and national education conferences. Her student-centered instructional practices are reflected in her publications: a chapter in Classroom Assessment: What’s Working in High Schools by Anne Davies (2007) and Adolescent Literacy Resources: Linking Research and Practice (2002) with Julie Meltzer and Nancy Cook Smith. Her work with students was featured in the DVD Making Assessment Work . . . for learning (Anne Davies, 2006).

Holly experienced the call to the ministry as a desire to share her love of God and of people in new ways, and she discerned a call to Holy Orders while she was a member of Christ Church, Norway, ME where she was on the altar guild, in the choir, and editor of the church newsletter. She is particularly passionate about Pastoral Care and Practical Theology, Christian Formation of adults and teenagers, Worship, and Prayer.  Since she first heard the call to the priesthood, her journey has had unexpected twists and turns, through which she felt the support and love of God. Ministry has embraced, utilized, and drawn upon her skills and interests in ways that nothing she has done to this point in her life has. She feels very blessed to be a part of the St. Alban’s community and serve as a priest in our diocese.

Holly lives with her husband and cat in the midcoast area. To relax and rejuvenate, she enjoys gardening, writing, cooking, traveling, and being on her back-country skis, in a kayak, or on her road bike. 


Karen Tucker, Parish Administrator
ktucker@stalbansmaine.org

Karen Tucker has been our indispensable Parish Administrator since 2016.  She coordinates office volunteers, and leads the staff in our busy parish calendar and supporting the mission and ministries of St. Alban’s. She and her husband, Sam a lobsterman have three sons, Brenden, Colin and Scout. They live on Great Diamond Island and commute by Casco Bay Lines to Portland.

 

 

 

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Debbie Fisher, Director of Children’s and Family Formation
dfisher@stalbansmaine.org

Debbie Fisher is delighted to again serve as St. Alban’s Director of Children’s Formation, having previously held the position from 2001-2015. She oversees Godly Play, Our PLACE and Connect, the three faith formation programs offered to children ages pre-school – 6th grade. Debbie cherishes time spent with family and friends as well as cooking, hiking and traveling

 

 

 

Joel Pierce, Choirmaster and Organist
jpierce@stalbansmaine.org

 In addition to music, he has a love for the outdoors, fitness, sushi, and his German Shepherd, Jazz. His favorite hymn is Holy God, We Praise Thy Name, and he is an avid fan of the New England Patriots!

Joel’s musical training began with his grandmother when he was eleven years old. As his skills increased, he went on to study piano and organ with Dr. Kathryn Snodgrass, and later at the University of Arizona, he studied piano with Dr. Paula Fan and organ with Dr. Pamela Decker. He holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance, and a master of music degree in organ performance with an emphasis in sacred music. All of his degrees were earned with high honors.

Joel leaves behind three music ministries in Arizona. He served as the organist, pianist, and director of music and handbells at Valley Presbyterian Church.  He was the organist, pianist, and co-director of the young adult choir at Our Mother of Sorrows Parish. Finally, he led the contemporary worship service at Risen Savior Lutheran Church.  He also served as the organist for the Green Valley Community Chorus and played piano regularly for musical theatre productions mounted by the Arizona Repertory Theatre at the University of Arizona. He has appeared as a harpsichordist and pianist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and for the past ten years has taught a vibrant and thriving piano studio in the Tucson area. All these gifts and experience he now brings to St. Alban’s. Click Here
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Linda HowardLinda Howard, Assistant Treasurer
finances@stalbansmaine.org

Linda joined us in January 2004.  She enjoys supporting the Clergy, Treasurer, staff and parishioners of St. Alban’s with all things accounting related.  Linda works from her home office and you will usually find her at St. Alban’s once a month.  She lives in Cumberland with her husband John.  They have three daughters, Jenny, Jessica and Sarah.  In her spare time, Linda enjoys reading, volunteering and time spent with family and friends.

Liz Davy, Volunteer Parish Nurse

 

 

 

 

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St. Alban's Episcopal Church
885 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: (207) 799-4014
stalbans@stalbansmaine.org