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The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist 200 Main St., Thomaston, Maine 04861
firstname.lastname@example.org (207) 354-8734 Sunday Services are at 8 am and 10 am
The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist
is located on the corner of Main and Green Sts.,
in Thomaston, Maine.
Our mailing address is:
200 Main St., Thomaston, ME 04861.
Our email address is
Our phone number is
The ministers of this parish are the members of the congregation.
Serving the ministers are the Rector, the Rev. Peter Jenks,
the Music Director, Dr. Anthony Antolini, The Rev. Sheila Seekins and our deacon the Rev. Rob Laite.
The Rev. Peter Jenks came to St. Johns in the summer of 1992. Previously he served as the Associate Rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Newport News, Virginia. He He graduated from the General Theological Seminary in New York City in 1985 and the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee in 1979. Peter was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up outside Chicago, on the coast of New Jersey and outside Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He is married to Emily Jenks who is the director of the Rockland School of Ballet. Between Between the two of them, they have five grown children. His personal email is email@example.com He hosts a blog atlandofrest.blogspot.com. In case of emergency he can be reached on his cell phone at 207-542-3153.
Dr. Anthony Antolini has been Music Director since 1991. He serves as organist and directs seasonal choirs at the church. Antolini is a member of the Bowdoin College Music Department Faculty, where conducts the Bowdoin Chorus. He is also Music Director of Down East Singers and the Lincoln Festival Chorus. A native New Yorker, he graduated from Bowdoin College and completed graduate degrees at Stanford University in Music and Slavic Studies. His specialty is Russian choral music. His editions are published by E.C. Schirmer and Paraclete Press.
The Rev. Robert E. Laite, Jr. is a native of Camden, completed EFM course in May of 2005. He was ordained into the Deaconate on June18, 2005 at St. Thomas Church in Camden, Maine. The majority of Rob’s working career has been in public service with a strong emphasis in serving the youth of our area, He has been involved in Emergency Medical Services for over forty years having served with Camden First Aid Association. Rob currently resides in Thomaston and is grateful to serve with St. John's.
The Rev. Sheila Seekins, Assisting Priest
Sheila is excited about joining the St John Baptist community as she engages in bivocational ministry, that includes service and learning as a transitional deacon, and continuing her work in psychiatric nursing. She has served as chaplain in hospice, acute care in hospitals, and mental health in Seattle and Maine.
In Seattle she earned a Master of Pastoral Ministry from Seattle University. Events of her life and God’s sending led her out of the Roman Catholic Church and eventually to reception into the Episcopal Church here in Maine. She received a Master of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2013. As a student she served with the wonderful people of St John’s, Bangor and St Margaret’s, Belfast, and as a transitional deacon she has served at St Peter’s, Rockland.
In the auspicious year of 2014 she married in March and was ordained transitional deacon by Bishop Lane in June!!! With the amazing grace of a sturdy, dependable joy in the web of community she was blessed and sustained through the difficult year of her spouse’s death in late 2015. On May 6th, 2017 (the feast of St. Julian of Norwich) Sheila was ordained a priest at St. John's.
She loves supporting and witnessing people and communities as they engage a healing, reconciling path, discovering hope and entering new life: God’s grace alive in our midst.
The Rt. Rev. Stephen Lane, Episcopal Bishop of Maine
Bishop Lane's ordained ministry began at Christ Church, Corning, NY, where he served for seven years as Assistant and Priest-in-Charge. The next fifteen years were spent as Rector of Zion Church, Palmyra, NY. In 2000, he was called to serve as Canon for Deployment and Ministry Development in the Diocese of Rochester, where he served until he was elected Bishop Coadjutor of Maine. During these years, Bishop Lane also served as president of Province II and a member of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church.
Currently he serves the wider Episcopal Church as the Vice-Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Program, Budget, and Finance and as a member of Bishops for a Just World, a small group of bishops who work with The Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations.
Bishop Lane and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Portland. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.
Bishop Lane and be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org