Aaron Hanson - Elder
Aaron became an elder in 2013. He was born and raised in the western hills of Maine as the middle child with four siblings. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Maine at Orono and a Th.M. in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.
He was married in 2004 to Anna. They have foour children, Noelle, Rein, Qoheleth and Evangeline. He is passionate about deep questions, education, and literature. He is currently serving as headmaster at a classical Christian school, Mirus Academy, located in Ellsworth, Maine.
Ed Noonan - Elder
Marc Woolfolk - Elder
Steven Philbrook grew up in Warren, ME. He attended Gordon College and graduated with a BS in English and Biblical and Theological Studies in 1988 and in 1994 he completed a certification degree in high school English at the University of Southern Maine. In 1989 he and his wife Amy moved to Little Cranberry Island where he became a lobsterman. They have four grown sons, Abraham, Peter, Isaac and Nathanael and three grandchildren. Steven loves reading and writing. He remains active by playing basketball, surfing, hiking, skiing, trail running, biking and gardening with friends and family.
Currently Seeking Next Resident
Blake Brown - Pastor
Blake has been the pastor of Southwest Harbor Congregational Church since July of 2003. After being called into the ministry from a career that included Pitney Bowes, Taco Bell and HR consulting, he attended Seminary at Gordon Conwell on Boston’s North Shore Graduating with a Master’s of Divinity with an emphasis in Old Testament studies.
Blake and his wife Carrie have three children, Avonlea, Jack and Finnegan. He enjoys reading, long-distance cycling, working on his 1973 MG Midget, kayaking and spending time with his family.
Henry Chung - Elder
Henry was born and raised in Hong Kong. He came to the U.S. for college and graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Sociology and a M.B.A.. He is married to Teresa Chu, Ph.D.. He became an elder in 2005 and is the current Treasurer.
He likes singing and is a member of the praise team and other choral groups in the area. He also enjoys hiking, photography and duplicate bridge. He is currently working in the Human Resources department of The Jackson Laboratory.