get to know us

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.

We are a part of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ and the national United Church of ChristOur parish is open & affirming.


Have a specific question? Our door is always open. You can reach Pastor Jayme at or schedule a time to meet with her by clicking HERE.

Our Staff: 

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Rev. Kate Dalton

Senior Pastor

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.

Pastor Kate is currently on sabbatical and will be returning in August of 2021. Should you need to be in touch, please reach out to Pastor Jayme.

(207) 613-5511 

Rev. Jayme Babczak

Associate Pastor

Jayme is new to Maine and is thrilled to be joining First Parish! She grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania, and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Messiah College. After college, she spent four years in Richmond, Virginia completing her Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Jayme is passionate about ecumenical and inter-religious relationships, creative worship experiences, and intergenerational service-learning. Her rescue dog roommate, Darby, keeps her company, and they love to explore new walking trails together. When Jayme is not working, you can probably find her tasting her way through a local coffee or ice cream shop!

Amanda Gale

Music Director

Wendy Kopera

Technical Director


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Katie Casper

Outreach Coordinator