Daily Devotions' ministry is blessed and steered by a diverse and talented Board of Trustees and Advisors encompassing a wide range of backgrounds dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and meaningful direction of the Daily Devotions mission.
Board of Trustees Meetings
Fourth Wednesday of Each Month
WCSH6, Portland, Maine
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Board of Trustees
President -- Chief Master Sergeant Harry L. Marsters II retired from the USAF and Maine Air National Guard in Feb 2013 after more than 32 years of military service, most recently as Chief Enlisted Advisor for the 265th Combat Communications Squadron, South Portland ANG Station, South Portland, Maine. He is active in the community, currently serving the Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency as a Special Projects Volunteer and as a member of the County’s Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) as a Communications Unit Leader and Incident Communications Advisor. Harry serves as a Deacon, member of the Ministry of Property and Choir member for the Stevens Avenue Congregational church in Portland; member of the Committee on Ministry for the Cumberland Association of Churches and Ministers, United Church of Christ; a member of the Board of Directors for Grace-Street Ministry Homeless Street Ministry in Portland and the First Radio Parish Church of America. He and his Wife Ginny reside in Portland. Class of 2015.
Vice-President John Duval Ludwig was born and raised in Maine, graduated from Colby College, served as a USAF B-47 pilot in the early 1960s, and entered a career with New England Telephone Company where he held positions in the Plant and Commercial departments before becoming Corporate Director of Safety and Occupational Health. During this period he chaired the Bell System Occupational Health Group and served as President of the Massachusetts Safety Council. After retirement from NET, John became active in the marine industry, earning certifications as a marine electrical technician, corrosion specialist, and fire and explosion investigator, while serving as commodore of his local yacht club and boating around the Chesapeake Bay. He has been active in his community and church, serving on several boards and committees. He is currently on the Coordinating Council at Christ Church United in Lowell MA, a diverse multi-cultural inner city church, where he has served as Treasurer for six years and worked closely with field education students from Andover Newton Theological School, teenage youth, and on community outreach programs. He resides with his wife Connie in Eliot, ME. Class of 2014, First Term
David Crocker, Esq. is an Attorney at Law and a Solicitor of England and Wales representing international software and IT companies from startup to acquisition. Class of 2016, Second Term.
Kate Hough Myhaver, was raised in Falmouth, Maine. She is the granddaughter of Reverend Howard O. Hough the founder and first minister of FRPCA. She began her career with New England Telephone in 1972 and held many positions over the years most of them in Outside Plant where she was an Installer/Repair and Special Services Technician. She retired from Verizon in 2008. She was also employed by FairPoint Communications. She also attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh for Residential Planning and designs and sells kitchens for Evergreen Building & Design of Westbrook, Me. Class of 2013, First Term.
Trustee, Pauline Dion, BSN, MS, Boothbay Region YMCA, Boothbay Region Land Trust, The Boothbay Region Student Aid Fund, Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club Junior Program Foundation, chair of the BHYC Junior Sailing and Tennis Program. Class of 2013, First Term.
Nancy Dumais, was born and raised in Maine. A graduate of the University of Maine Orono, she held various retail, operations, marketing and community relations positions with the Maine based corporation, Hannaford Supermarkets. She volunteered with the Junior Achievement and Big Brothers Big Sisters organizations and leveraged her community relations position to work with Feeding America and Share Our Strength organizations to address the issue of food insecurity in New England and New York. As Director of Brand & Design for Dehaize America she led the effort to educate the organization on the power of strong brands with the development of brand guidelines and a major brand redesign. Currently, a marketing leader for WEX Inc. a Maine based financial services corporation, her focus has moved from consumer to business marketing.
Betsey Noble has a background in libraries, educational technology, and distance education. A lifelong learner, she earned her Master's degree in Library Science from Syracuse University, a BS in aviation management from Hawthorne College (Antrim, NH) and a computer programming A.S. from Hesser College (Manchester, NH). Betsey worked over 20 years in different academic, public, school, and special libraries. After earning a degree using distance education, she also spent 10 years teaching at a distance. Her current job is in the tech department of KIDS RSU2. Betsey's interests include reading and travel. She attends the Episcopal church.
James M. Phelps was raised in part at the family lakeside camp in Wayne, Maine. Former Founder and CEO of a custom architectural building component manufacturer which grew to provide material throughout North and Central America, as well as, Europe and Africa. Graduate of NYU, contributor and member of multiple charitable foundations, creator and founder of a County Park Commission annual and memorial event.
Crystal Card, Treasurer, is a native of Brunswick, Maine and is currently a volunteer on the board of the Senter fund in Brunswick, Maine, branch manager of the People's United Bank in Brunswick and an active member of the chamber commerce in midcoast Maine. She has experience in business banking, lending, finance and holds a bachelors degree in business marketing with St. Joseph's College of Maine. She is attending Kaplan university in the investment training program, as well as working on her MBA at Southern NH University, in finance. Crystal holds investment licenses FINRA 6, FINRA 63 and Life and Health Insurance.
The Rev. Alfred M. Niese is an ordained Episcopal minister and a member of the retired staff of St. Paul's Church, Brunswick. Born and raised in NJ, Al and his wife Bronda moved to Woolwich in 1998. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and the General Theological Seminary in NYC and did graduate studies at the Post Graduate Center for Mental Health also in NY. He began his ministry at Trinity Cathedral in Newark, NJ in the mid-60's and served parishes over the next 30 years in Fair Lawn, Short Hills and Bernardsville. He is a former chair of the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program board in Brunswick and is on the board of the United Nations Association's Maine chapter, which sponsors Maine's Model UN Conference at USM.He facilitates a weekly study/reflection group of 25 men at St. Paul's. He enjoys biking and sailing.
Though not a true Maine native, John grew up on the coast in East Boothbay. He graduated from Gould Academy in 1960, went on to Tufts University on a Navy scholarship and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Art degree and a commission in the U.S. Navy. John served his country for twenty years as a U.S. Naval Officer in the Surface Navy, then retired in 1984, settling with his family in Bethel, Maine where he spent his high school years.
Hired on at Gould Academy as its first Director of Development in 1984, he served his alma mater for another 21 years before permanently retiring in 1985. John asked to become involved with Daily Devotions in the fall of 2014 and now finds himself an active trustee. His volunteering for Daily Devotions is not coincidental in that Reverend Peter joined his older daughter and now husband in marriage and baptized their two sons in Wilson Memorial Chapel on Ocean Point nearly 20 years ago.
John and wife Jan are now in Cumberland, Maine after living 29 years in Bethel, visited often by their seven grands and families.
Karen Morrill, Secretary
Adviser -- Barbara Campbell Harvey is originally from Newton, MA and she migrated back home to Maine after living in many different states and countries. After eight years as the Head Librarian at Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, she moved to "just a member of the team" at Bowdoin College Library in Brunswick, ME, where she has worked for ten years, so far. While in Boothbay, Barbara played in the local Community/Alumni Band; was Co-Chairman of the Harold B. Clifford Playground Project; a School Trustee; Church Clerk at the Congregational Church in Boothbay Harbor, ME and an active member of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club. Barbara is an active member of the Bowdoin community through sports, music and volunteer work on and off campus. Barbara's only daughter, Abbigail, graduated from college and is now a teacher in Massachusetts. Barbara lives in South Portland." Class of 2014, Second Term.
Adviser -- Kimberly Cressey, born and raised in Portland, Maine, is a TD Bank, N.A. employee. In her 20 years with the Bank, she has held various positions in the Investment, Government Banking, and Consumer Lending areas and is currently working in the Community Capital Group. Kim is an active member of the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church UCC. Kim has been a Sunday School teacher, Chair of the Board of Christian Education, Deacon, co-chair of the Ministry of Worship and Community Life and has served as a member of the Council of Ministries which is the Church's Executive Council. She is currently President of the Stevens Avenue Congregational Church Ladies Evening Guild. Kim is also a part-time student at Saint Joseph's College pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Her hope is to one day attend seminary. Class of 2013, Second Term.
Rabbi Harry Z. Sky, Emeriti, receiver of the prestigious Catalyst for Change Award in 2007, has been called a “giant” in the American rabbinate. His vision and passion for Jewish and human change and for social justice have helped to shape the future of Maine and the nation. He marched in the racially charged streets of Selma, Alabama, shared the vision of a new American dream with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the March on Washington, and preached from the pulpits of hundreds of Christian congregations, speaking out for the rights of African Americans, women, the gay community, the poor, and the helpless. His mother already called him a royter mazik, Yiddish for a redheaded rascal.