We're an uncommon church community. At First Parish, faith comes neither pre-digested nor neatly packaged. We humbly dive-in, as we search for meaning and connection in our lives and the world.
We are a close-knit community, exploring our faith together in God, Jesus Christ, and The Holy Spirit. At First Parish, we are deeply committed to doing good work in this world: social justice, normalizing mental health, and cultivating true connection in our digital world. Everyone is welcome here - no matter your background or beliefs. Join us.
Have a specific question? Our door is always open. You can reach our Senior Pastor, Kate Dalton, at
Rev. Kate Dalton
Kate joined the First Parish team in September of 2010 as the Associate Pastor after journeying through the corporate world of engineering, sales, and materials management. She became Senior Pastor at First Parish Yarmouth in 2018. Kate enjoys camping with her wife and two sons and is passionate about making connections between faith and culture. She is always on the lookout for thought provoking articles, books and movie to share.
Rev. Kelli Whitman
Bridge Associate Pastor
Kelli is a life long member of the United Church of Christ. She grew up in Pennsylvania and earned her Bachelors's degree from Susquehanna University. After college, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri where she lived for five years while earning her Master of Divinity at Eden Theological Seminary. She moved to Maine in 2010 and was ordained in 2011. Kelli lives in Saco with her husband, daughter, and cat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading mystery novels and baking.