Clergy and Staff

Tim BoggsThe Rev. Timothy A. Boggs, Rector

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

Karen Tucker, Parish Administrator

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.


Debbie Fisher Teaching

       Debbie Fisher, Director of Children’s Formation

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

Dr. Jim Strand

James Strand, Choirmaster and Organist

James Strand is director of music at St. Alban’s. Before moving to Maine in 2000, he was professor of music for thirty eight years at Southwestern College,     Winfield, Kansas. In addition to teaching organ and other music courses, he served as organist and choirmaster at Winfield’s Grace Episcopal Church. A   graduate of the University of Redlands, where he also earned a master’s degree in music, Strand holds the doctor of musical arts degree from the University   of  Oklahoma. He is an Associate in the American Guild of Organists. Under the auspices of the Kansas Arts Commission and the Mid-America     Regional Touring  Program, he presented concerts and workshops at schools, churches, and colleges throughout Kansas and the Midwest. Jim      contributes significantly to the  musical life of Portland. He was a member of the board of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ and has been dean of   the Portland chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has performed several organ recitals in Maine. Dr. Strand was inducted into the Southwestern College Fine Arts Hall of Fame.

Linda HowardLinda Howard, Assistant Treasurer

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


The Rev. Holly Clark, Assistant Rector

Holly experienced the call to the ministry as a desire to share her love of God and of people in new ways. A postulant for the priesthood within the Diocese of Maine, Holly’s home sponsoring parish is Christ Church, Norway.

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 and a M.A.T. in Secondary School English. While teaching high school English in Maine, she earned her C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern Maine.  She is particularly interested in Christian Formation, Pastoral Care and Practical Theology, Early Christian History, Worship, and Prayer. This past school year Holly served as a seminarian intern at Trinity on the Green, a large historic church in downtown New Haven, CT. She traveled to Rome, Italy recently on a self-designed religious pilgrimage before attending the Episcopal Preaching Foundation’s weeklong “Preaching Excellence Program” in Richmond, VA.
Prior to attending seminary, Holly shared her love of people, literature, writing, and ideas and her passion for teaching as a high school English teacher from 1997-2015 in both public and independent schools. 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).
Time with her family and friends, singing, journaling, gardening, yoga, cooking, bicycling, hiking, golf, travel, and skiing are some of the activities Holly enjoys for relaxation and renewal.

Jay Dunnivant, Sexton


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