Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor
Senior Pastor

Rev. Kate Dalton

Senior Pastor: provides vision and clarity to help First Parish do the best job it can at sharing God's love both inside and outside the church

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.

Looking to get in touch? Book a time to connect with Kate here.

Rev. Jayme Babczak

Associate Pastor: creates spiritually formative opportunities that engage members and the greater community, and facilitate meaningful relationship building with people of all ages through missional service and fellowship.

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!

Book a time to meet with Jayme by clicking here!

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Our Staff

Amanda Gale

Music Director: uses music as a vehicle to create deeper, meaningful, and memorable connections and experiences both personal and spiritual for our church community of all ages and beyond.

Wendy kopera

Technical Director & Bookkeeper:  helps First Parish leverage technology in ways that support the operations of the church and bring spiritual opportunities outside the walls of the church. and supports the mission of the church by providing financial oversight and integrity.

Katie casper

Communications Director: leads in the creation of materials, systems, and strategies for all church communications in order to facilitate spiritual fellowship and creatively express and communicate the mission & vision of First Parish both inside and outside of the organization.