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.
Monsignor Andrew is the Moderator of the Curia for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland where he was previously Vicar for Priests. He has also served as Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Lewiston. Monsignor Andrew holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Holy See, a Master of Divinity and Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology from St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Husson College. He is a member of St. Peter’s Parish in Portland.
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.
Mark LaPointe is retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta where he worked mostly in global health, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa which included smallpox eradication, immunizations, malaria control, guinea worm eradication, and other primary health activities. He also worked for WHO, UNICEF and the Carter Center. Prior to his work with the CDC, Mark spent two years in the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa. He holds a master’s degree from University of Maine and a bachelor’s degree from Assumption College, and is currently a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish.
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.
David Madore recently served as the Assistant Secretary of the Maine Senate in the 125th Maine Legislature. Prior to his election as a constitutional officer, David was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 1994 and represented the city of Augusta in the 117th, 118th, 119th and 120th Legislature. He was the original host of the television series “State of the State” which focused on issues affecting Maine at both the state and federal level. David attended the University of Maine at Augusta and is an active member of St. Augustine Parish.
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.
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.
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.
Andrew Files has served as Spiritual Care Director at St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor, Maine since 2013. Prior to that, Andrew served in a variety of capacities across Maine: Executive Director of the Maine Sustainable Agriculture Society; Owner of Dirigo Solutions, a small consulting company; Project Manager for the Environmental Health Strategy Center; Sustainable Agriculture Research Associate for the University of Maine; and Process Engineer for Fairchild Semiconductor. He earned his Master of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary in 2011. Prior to that he earned a Bachelor, and a Master, of Science from the University of Maine. Andrew converted to Roman Catholicism at the Easter Vigil, 2009. He has been involved in the RCIA program and serves St. Paul the Apostle Parish as Reader and Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. He resides in Bangor with his wife, Linda Grace Files.
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.
Barbara Smith has served as the Diocesan Director for Catechetics and Initiation for over 20 years. She holds a master’s degree in theology from St. John’s University in New York and a bachelor’s degree in education from St. Joseph’s College in Maryland.