Bishop Deeley is the 12th Bishop of Portland after serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Boston since January 2013 at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston. He has served as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Boston since September 2011. Bishop Deeley studied at Cardinal O’Connell Minor Seminary in Jamaica Plain and graduated from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 1968. In 1972, he earned a degree in Theology (S.T.B.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Following a year of continuing studies in theology, he returned to Boston and was ordained to the priesthood on July 14, 1973, at his home parish, Sacred Heart in Watertown. In 1978, with his appointment as Secretary to the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Boston, Bishop Deeley began a ministry in the Tribunal which would last for over twenty years, the last ten of which he served as Judicial Vicar (1989-1999). Throughout that period, apart from his years of graduate study in Rome in Canon Law, he lived at Mary Immaculate of Lourdes Parish in Newton and St. Brigid Parish in Lexington where he was able to provide priestly presence and assistance. He was named a Prelate of Honor (Monsignor) on December 13, 1995. Bishop Deeley was named pastor of St. Ann Parish in the Wollaston section of Quincy in 1999. He assumed the presidency of the Canon Law Society of America in 2000. He went to Rome in September 2004 to assist as an Official at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Then, he served at the Congregation until being named Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Archdiocese of Boston in the summer of 2011.
Rachel Grivois, CPA, owns and operates Accounting Services of Maine, LLC. Over the past 15 years, she has provided small to mid-size businesses in Central and Eastern Maine with CFO level skills establishing financial systems, reporting and planning for the overall success of organizations. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Husson College and is a member of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor.
Lauren Moody is a member of the Prince of Peace parish in Lewiston. She serves as a member of St. Mary's Food Pantry Advisory Committee, is a member of the Development Committee for the Presence Radio Network and the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. She previously worked in the field of surgical technology in both New Jersey and Maine. Lauren resides in Auburn with her husband and the youngest of their three sons.
Robert (Bob) Ayotte is retired from Textron Inc. where he served as vice president of audit services and corporate officer. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in accounting from Boston College, a master’s in business administration from Babson College and is a Certified Financial Accountant under the commonwealth of Massachusetts. A member of Cathedral Parish in Portland, Bob resides in Cape Elizabeth.
Nick Rico is Superintendent of the Wells Sanitary District. He is a graduate of Tufts University with a bachelor’s of science degree in chemical engineering and a master’s degree in civil engineering. He is a member of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough where he also resides.
Steve has served as Chief Executive Officer of Catholic Charities Maine since February of 2007 and has served in multiple leadership roles within the agency for the past 16 years. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and has taken graduate level business courses at Thomas College in Waterville. Steve is a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville, Maine.
Deacon John J. McAuliffe, LCSW is a sociology professor at St. Joseph's College in Standish. He is the Catholic chaplain at Long Creek Development Center which is a juvenile detention facility in South Portland and also the South Portland Police Department's chaplain and a Volunteer in Policing VIPS for the department. Deacon McAuliffe has been associated with Catholic Charities Maine for a number of years as a social worker, supervisor, program director, consultant and board member. Deacon has his master's in social work from the University of Louisville and a masters in pastoral studies from Loyola University. His undergraduate degree is in history from the University of New England. Deacon John is a pastoral associate at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland. His wife's name is Paula and they have a son Patrick.
Now semi-retired, Jack spent his career in health care administration working in Caribou, Lewiston, Ellsworth & Portland. He is the President of Tundra Healthcare Consulting. Jack holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College and a master’s degree in health care administration from The George Washington University. Jack is a resident of Gorham and a member of St Anne’s Parish.
Bill Flagg has directed marketing and public relations at Cary Medical Center over the past 35 years. He has served on various local and state boards. Bill is a graduate of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. With his wife Stephanie, a registered nurse, he has four children and three grandchildren. Bill currently resides in Stockholm and is a member of Holy Rosary parish.
Sr. Patrician Pora, RSM, a member of Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, currently serves as the Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Portland. Sr. Patricia was an x-ray technologist at Mercy and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Southern Maine and a masters’ degree in pastoral ministry from St. Joseph’s College. She currently resides in Portland.
Dan currently serves in the Office of US Senator Angus King in Constituent Services. He is a partner in Practical Decisions, a management consulting company, served as Director of Mission Effectiveness at Learningworks and was President at G.H. Bass where he worked for 16 years. In addition to the CCM Board, Dan serves on the advisory board of the Salvation Army as well as on the boards of the Good Shepherd Food Bank and the National Association for Mental Illness. Dan has volunteered extensively in the community in his 30 years in maine, particularly with kids at risk. He is a member of Sacred Heart/St Dominic’s Parish in Portland.
Kathy Dyer is a retiree with more than three decades of volunteer and professional work in the field of Faith Formation on both the parish and diocesan levels. Dyer holds a BA in English from the University of Maine in Orono and an MA in Religious Education from Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Since retiring, she and her husband Roger have been avid travelers and the very busy managers of Mildred's Pantry, the ecumenical food pantry based at St. Mary of the Visitation in Houlton. In addition to her role at the food pantry, Dyer is a Minister of the Eucharist, a lector (and lector trainer), a member of the Parish Council, and she also meets with families for Baptism preparation and conducts interviews for marriage annulments.
Kimberly Suttie is the Pastoral Life Coordinator for Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville, overseeing the liturgical and catechetical ministries of the parish as well as parish communications. She holds a bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and has taken graduate level courses at Boston College. Suttie has worked in Parish Ministry for over 23 years serving in many different roles. She is a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville.
Deacon Bob Cleveland is Vice President, Sr. Network Engineer at Camden National Bank. Ordained in 2004, he currently serves as Deacon at St. Brendan the Navigator parish where he is active in many areas of parish life and has served as Parish Council President and Director of R.C.I.A. Cleveland graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, ME with a Bachelor of Arts in American Cultural Studies and received his Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in New Orleans. He resides with his wife, Anne, in Hope, Maine.
Janet Brackett retired after 24 years as a librarian at the University of Maine at Farmington. She holds a BA in English (UMF), an MA in American Studies (USM), and an MLIS in Library Science (University of South Carolina). She serves on the board of the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry and recently retired from the board of the local food pantry. She is a parishioner of St. Joseph’s in Farmington. As coordinator of the St. Joseph’s/St. Rose of Lima Haiti Ministry, she travels to Haiti annually to visit their sister parish in the Diocese of Les Cayes. Janet and her husband Jeff live in New Sharon.
Romeo Parent is retired from the Maine Veterans’ Home where he was Administrator in Caribou and Machias. He was previously the Assistant Executive Director of Cary Medical Center. Romeo holds a Certificate of Advanced Study in health administration from the University of Minnesota, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Maine in Orono, and a bachelor’s degree from Husson College. He is a member of the Caribou and Van Buren parishes.
Jared des Rosiers is a partner in Pierce Atwood LLP and has practiced with the firm since 1992. His legal practice focuses on complex energy regulatory, infrastructure development and siting, and litigation matters. He is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and chair of the firm’s energy infrastructure development group. Jared holds a juris doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School and a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Notre Dame. Jared is an active provider of pro bono legal services, as the former pro bono partner for his firm and current director of VLP Inc., the non-profit responsible for the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project. Jared also enjoys volunteering at the Preble Street Resource Center. Jared is a member of the Parish of Holy Eucharist, where he serves as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and previously served on the Parish Finance Council. Jared and his wife Jennifer live in Falmouth and have six children.
Fr. Francis (Frank) P. Morin, while retired from active ministry, now lives in Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville where he serves part-time celebrating Sunday Mass for Spanish communities. Fr. Morin spent his seminary years at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Md where he earned his M.Div. and was ordained at St. John the Baptist church in Winslow. He has served at Holy Cross, St. Charles, Holy Rosary and St. Joseph parishes and was also the Chaplain part time at Bates College. In addition, he volunteered for service in Bolivia with the St. James Missionary Society out of Boston until returning to serve in Lewiston again as Pastor of St. Joseph Church, followed by five years as pastor of the parishes of Sacred Heart- St. Dominic. Fr. Morin spent 11 years of ministry among the two Passmaquoddy Parishes of St. Anne in Washington County which included service at St. James in Baileyville. Eventually this position included the Catholic parishes in Calais, Eastport and Pembroke which were all eventually merged under the title of St. Kateri Tekawitha Parish. Before retiring in 2018, he most recently was Administrator of the cluster parish of St. Michael's in the Augusta region.
Amy Ford is a member of All Saints Parish and serves as the Children's Faith Formation Director. Amy holds a bachelor's degree in fine arts from St. Michael's College and a master's degree in pastoral theology from St. Joseph's College. She is the keeper of a sweet cat who came to her from the local animal shelter, and she enjoys learning about organic gardening.
Steve has been the Executive Director for St. Mary’s Healthcare Foundation since 2019. For 35 years prior to that, he was one of the owners and Vice-President of Sun Media Group, a family owned media company that was the parent organization for the Sun Journal and 11 weekly newspapers around Southern, Central and Western Maine.
Steve grew up in Maine attending local schools in Lewiston and went on to receive a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He has been very active over the years in many community civic organizations and trade groups.
Steve and his wife Mary Ellen are members of the Prince of Peace Parish, live in Lewiston and have three grown children.
Retired from Catholic Charities USA, Kathy Brown has served in multiple leadership positions in the Catholic Church over the past 40 years. She has a Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureatus (STB) and a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Paul University and the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Kathy and her husband, Scott, recently moved from Baltimore MD to Gardiner ME. She is a member of St. Michael’s Parish, attending St. Joseph Church in Gardiner.