ABOUT US

Woodfords Congregational Church is a Just-Peace and Open-And-Affirming Congregation

in the United Church of Christ led by Senior Pastor, Reverend Carolyn U. Lambert. 

CONTACT INFO

207-774-8243

info@woodfordschurch.org

202 Woodford St

Portland, ME 04103

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OUR STAFF

Teri Coviello, Office & Rental Manager (207.774.8243, Ext 103)

Teri came to Woodfords after spending over two decades in international education. She has worked in Operations for educational institutions, nonprofits, and a financial planning firm. She lives in South Portland with her husband, daughter and Greyhound, Bella.

Paul Schnell, Organist (207.774.8243, Ext 105)

Paul is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey with a 

Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. With over thirty years experience in music education, he has directed school choruses and music classroom activities, led numerous concerts and music ensembles. In addition to his Woodfords' work, Paul conducts the Boys Singers of Maine.

Rebecca Schnell, Director of Music (207.774.8243, Ext 105)

Rebecca is a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Princeton, New Jersey with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music. With over thirty years of experience in music ministry, she has directed children and adult singing choirs and adult handbell choirs. Since graduating from Westminster, Rebecca and her husband Paul have served congregations in Ohio and Maine as a music ministry team. They have two adult children and currently live in Buxton where they enjoy gardening and doing household projects together.

Louise Shaw, Building Manager (207.774.8243, Ext 108)

Louise came to Woodfords Church with a long history of pride in keeping a facility clean. She was on the housekeeping staff at a number of local hotels for many years, most recently as Executive Housekeeper at the Residence Inn in downtown Portland. While at the Inn, Louise supervised over 25 staff members and was responsible for 179 rooms. Louise lives in Standish with her husband and daughter.

Tamara Torres McGovern, Director of Intergenerational Exchange and Education (207.774.8243, Ext 107)

Rev. Tamara graduated with a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and received her Bachelor's degree at Mount Holyoke College. A native Spanish speaker, during seminary she spent time on the U.S./Mexico border working on affordable housing and workers rights education. She also facilitated national trainings with Episcopal Relief and Development's US Disaster Response team. Since seminary Rev. Tamara has served as the Associate Minister at South Church in Granby, CT and at First Parish in Gorham, ME. She lives in Portland with her partner, their daughter, and their Puerto Rican street dog. 

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