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Senior Minisiter

Born and raised in Maine, Dr. Steve Meidahl spent much of his life working in New York City and Philadelphia. Returning home, Dr. Meidahl, assumed leadership at First Church. His ministry focus is text based, seeing the intelligent teaching of Scripture as his primary responsibility. Dr. Meidahl earned a B.A. in Biblical Studies from the University of Valley Forge, the M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Covenant Seminary. He is a licensed pilot, black belt in Goju Ryu karate and plays guitar as a hobby. He and his wife, Brenda, enjoy three grown children and have been married since 1987.



Lance Schanck arrived at First Church in September of 2021 after serving almost 25 years as a church organist in Maine. He is the son of a United Methodist minister and graduate of Messiah College, holding the B.S. in Music Education. He continued his studies both at the University of Maine and the Hartt School of Music. After teaching music for 33 years in NJ and Maine, Lance recently retired and now serves as the Organist/Music Director at First Church. Lance and his wife, Mary Beth, have three children and two grandchildren

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