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
Jacob was raised in southwest Kansas and Nebraska. After feeling a call to pastoral ministry in 2017, Jacob attended and graduated from Midwestern Baptist Theological College in Kansas City. He and his family relocated to Maine in 2019 with a desire to pursue pastoral ministry in Maine. He has been on staff at Southwest Harbor Congregational Church since March of 2021.
Jacob and his wife Hannah have five children, Thoren, Judah, Lydia, Phinehas, and Lucy. He enjoys his growing family, reading, cooking, and working on his classic Lotus.
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.