Dear Brother and Sister Deacons,
   The recently formed Council on Deacons in the Diocese of Maine met for the first time on Thursday, June 16 and we are excited and honored to have been elected to serve the deacon community. As your chaplains we make ourselves available to you, not to replace the Bishop, who is our  chief pastor, but to support Bishop Steve in his ministry to us.
We will be calling each of you to say hello and to encourage you to call on us when and if we can be supportive of you  in your ministry and in your personal life, with prayer, and a listening heart.  
Our ministries are deeply valuable to the people among whom we serve and to our families, friends and congregations and  we all need support from time to time.We are eager to offer this ministry of service to you.
                                  Christine Bennett and Peggy Day