Reverend Alyssa Lodewick
Designated Term Pastor
Rev. Alyssa Lodewick serves as Designated Term Pastor for Woodfords Church. Rev. Alyssa previously worked as the Program and Communications Director of the Maine Philanthropy Center. She served as a Clinical Social Work Intern at New England Family Institute and Bowdoin College Counseling Service, before taking a Pastoral Intern position at Foreside Community Church as part of her MDiv program. There, she helped support the congregation and provided a steady pastoral presence while the church’s settled minister was called away to deal with an illness in the family. Rev. Alyssa’s first ordainable position was as Associate Director at The BTS Center (formerly Bangor Theological Seminary). She is President of the Maine Council of Churches.
Alyssa is passionate about helping people connect to God, to themselves and to each other: “When we build up individual resiliency, collaborate with one another, and embrace the Holy Spirit’s guidance, God can work with us to create lives, families, and communities that are healthy and justice-filled…I am also passionate about embracing the richness of God’s creation. It is easy to talk about creating communities of peace and justice. It is harder to build them, because people hold divergent ideas of what God calls us to do. In my mind, this is well and good; human difference arises out of God’s love for diversity.”
Rev. Alyssa can be contacted at... firstname.lastname@example.org.