Clergy and Bishop’s Committee Members

The Rev. Douglas A. Beck became St. Augustine’s Priest-in-Charge on January 1, 2021

As a Mission Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, St. Augustine’s is organized under the care of Bishop Thomas Brown and the Diocesan Standing Committee. Locally, St. Augustine’s leadership includes a Priest-in-Charge and a Bishop’s Committee. The Bishop’s Committee includes Senior and Junior Wardens, Clerk, Treasurer, Members-at-Large. St. Augustine’s sends two Delegates to Diocesan Convention along with the Priest-in-Charge.

St. Augustine’s is grateful to those who serve God and our community in so many ways. It is clear that the service offered by all on behalf of St. Augustine’s is an offering of loving care.

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The Rev. Douglas A. Beck

Fr. Douglas found his spiritual home in the Episcopal Church as a young adult. Before becoming a priest, he served churches and seminaries over the course of thirty-five years as a musician and liturgist from his native Pennsylvania, to Washington DC and Northern Virginia to Maine. He earned his B.M. and M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore in the 1990s.

Douglas’ call to priestly ordination led him to studies at the Atlantic School of Theology, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Ordained Transitional Deacon on the Feast of Ascension 2019 and Priest on the Commemoration of St. Clement of Alexandria, December 2019, Fr. Douglas first served as Rector serving the Parish of North Sydney on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

Circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic and St. Augustine’s, Dover-Foxcroft brought him back home to Maine where he has lived in Bangor since 2011.

Fr. Douglas is delighted to serve God and the people of St. Augustine’s. His ministry passions include preaching and liturgy, pastoral care, contemplative prayer and faith formation for all people.

Douglas is an avid enthusiast of the beauty that surrounds us here in Maine. Douglas enjoys spending time outdoors, creating visual art, creative writing and music. He also enjoys growing things from seeds for his garden beds and reading anything he can get his hands on.

Douglas and his husband, Tom Avila, were married in The Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland on June 20, 2013.

Senior Warden: Norman Patterson

Junior Warden: Bill Granger

Clerk: Lenora Granger

Treasurer: Linda Roebuck

Members-at-Large: Dianne Hodgkins and Kristin Wagner