The Session of New Covenant Fellowship is delighted to announce that following a lengthy and diligent search by an elected committee of our congregation, Matthew Pillsbury of Saco, Maine, will shortly join our congregation as our full-time Director of Worship.
Matthew is a graduate of Covenant College, where he studied music, and Covenant Theological Seminary. He most recently served as Director of Children’s Ministries and Pastoral Resident at Christ the Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Portland, Maine, where he was engaged in preaching, liturgy selection, liturgy leading, music, worship planning, and children’s ministries. He has also served in musical roles at two other Presbyterian churches. Matthew and his wife, Emily, have three daughters and another child arriving this fall.
Upon starting work, Matthew will immediately begin the process of ordination and licensure in the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery. Once he passes his examinations, it is the intention of the Session to place him before the congregation to be voted upon and called as Associate Pastor, with his primary focus on worship.
We have clearly seen God’s hand at every stage of this process. We are thankful for the Pillsbury Family’s deep excitement at joining the New Covenant family, to God for his constant provision for our church, and to our Search Committee for their excellent work.