2016-06-16 / Community News

First Parish site of ordinations

The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine announced the ordination of seven interfaith chaplains at its 13th annual ordination on Sunday, June 5 at First Parish UCC Church in Saco. Kennebunk resident Carolyn Kellis is among the ordinands.

Kellis has a master’s of divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary and a bachelor’s degree in education from UMaine, Orono. She works as the Christian education director of the Rainbow United Methodist Church in Portland.

Kellis is the 18th York County resident to graduate from The Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. Rev. Larry Greer (Alfred) and Rev. Mary Zachary Lang (Kennebunk) were in the organization’s first graduating class in 2004.

More recent graduates from York County include Biddeford residents Catherine Anglea and Polly Nodden; Helen Rousseau, Kate Brown and Laura Knittweiss of Kennebunk; Mark Gallup and Mary Gelfand of Wells; and Lorraine Soukup (Kittery), Beverly Brent (Shapleigh), Patty Redlon and Amy Cousins (Old Orchard Beach), Kari Pritchard (York), Arlene Carroll (Springvale), Deborah Cotter (South Berwick), and Cali Crowley (Saco).

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