The Rev. Annie Baker-Streevy is a Provisional Elder in the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. With a passion for ministry, justice, service, (and coffee), Pastor Annie is eager to do ministry with Calvary UMC and the community of Lewiston. Previously, Pastor Annie served as a Student Pastor at Urban Village Church (a radically inclusive United Methodist church plant in the heart of Chicago) and at United Church of Rogers Park (a very diverse United Methodist church in Chicago which is passionate about social justice).
Pastor Annie holds a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Congregational Leadership from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. While at UMass, Pastor Annie also participated in the Social Justice and Community Service Learning Programs, IMPACT! and CSP, and was president of the UMass Rotaract Club through Rotary International. Pastor Annie is originally from Worcester, Massachusetts and has a heart for New England. She grew up in the United Methodist Church and felt her call to ordained ministry at the age of 14 while camping with her family.
Our Music Director
Mitchell Clyde Thomas leads and plays for all of Calvary Church’s musical activities and services. His love and enthusiasm for church music are very evident in all he does. Mitch was the music director for the Saturday afternoon service at the Auburn United Methodist Church for 13 years (where he also was the pianist and directed children’s choirs for 22 years) and a long-time director of music-theatre productions for teens at Camp Mechuwana in Winthrop. For 9 years, Mitch was the Director of Music at the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, held in Massachusetts. He also directs and performs in productions at Lewiston-Auburn’s Community Little Theater. He also works as the Executive Director at L/A’s Franco Center for the performing arts, and as an adjunct professor at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.
We are delighted to have Mitch’s dynamic talents with us since 2007. His passion for music fills the services with spirit, often lifting people from their seats as they are inspired; we are surrounded by the joy his music ministry delivers. Thomas says: “I feel that congregational singing is so important in worship. Being at Calvary gives me opportunities to involve more people in music and to introduce new songs and arrangements week after week. With so much music and enthusiasm, I hope more people will come out at 10:30 on Sundays to share in the excitement that this congregation, its musicians, and its pastor have been experiencing together.”