Originally published in The Weekly Packet, July 10, 2014
The Rev. Susan Davenport to serve Brooksville Methodist Church
The Rev. Susan Davenport has been appointed to the Brooksville United Methodist Church by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, Resident Bishop of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. The Rev. Pat MacHugh, Northern Maine District Superintendent, said in a news release that Davenport will assume her duties on Sunday, July 6.
Davenport is a graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a focus in Family Systems. She graduated from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1988 and was ordained a Deacon and Elder in the Maine Annual Conference. She has been in ministry for 25 years and has served United Methodist Churches in Columbia, Surry and Penobscot, Clinton, Oakland/Sidney and Bangor. She taught at Bangor Theological Seminary and also served as the Director of Administration. She retired from full-time ministry in 2012. Her pastorate at Brooksville will be part-time, leading a team of clergy who will provide ministry using an innovative and creative model that has sustained many small churches nationwide. Davenport is also the chairperson of the Northern Maine District committee on Ministry and a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry.
On Sunday, July 6, the 9 a.m. worship service at 713 Coastal Road in Brooksville will include a welcoming of the Rev. Davenport. Pastor Emeritus Rev. Gary Vencill will present Davenport with a clerical stole that has been worn by three previous pastors of the Brooksville church.
The Brooksville United Methodist Church welcomes those of all faiths.