Reverend Dr. Leander S Harding grew up in Northern Virginia and attended New College in Sarasota Florida where he did his B.A. with an emphasis in religion and literary criticism. He received the Master of Divinity, cum laude, from Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Massachusetts and received a Ph.D. from the Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry at Boston College. Fr. Harding was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church in 1981 and with his wife raised sheep as a way of supporting their rural ministry. After leading a small neighborhood parish in the Boston area while doing his doctoral work he was the rector of St. John’s Church in Stamford, Connecticut for 16 years. Fr. Harding joined the faculty of Trinity School for Ministry in 2005 and taught Pastoral Theology. He was also the Dean of Seminary Advancement. After eight years of seminary teaching Fr. Harding has returned to parish ministry as the Rector of St. Luke’s Church in Catskill, NY. He is the author of Reverence for the Heart of the Child, In the Breaking of the Bread: A User’s Guide to the Service of Holy Communion in the Anglican Tradition and To Persevere in Love: Meditations on the Ministerial Priesthood from an Anglican Perspective. Many of Fr. Harding’s writings are available at leanderharding.com/blog.
P.J. Cavanaugh is a longtime summer resident of Kennebunk Beach. She discovered Trinity Chapel while walking one day and just knew this was her spiritual home. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education, from FIU and served as a Directress at Alexander Montessori School in Miami for many years. While a resident of SanFrancisco, she received extensive training in fund raising for non-profits from The Junior League.
She worked for the Lay Academy at Grace Cathedral and as Director of Special Events for Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. She is currently the Chairman of The Committee for Trinity Chapel, a Trustee for The Brick Store Museum, charged with fundraising, and a Volunteer Ambassador for RDU.
In her spare time she delights in chasing 9 grandchildren. She is very proud to have dug a post hole for the new playground at Kennebunk Beach.
Earle J. Patterson was born and raised in Pittsburgh. He graduated with an AB from Dartmouth in 1960, next receiving a law degree (JD) from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1979 Mr. Patterson moved to Kennebunk where he opened his own law firm. Before coming to TC, he worked as the Warden and Chair for the New Church Building Committee at St. David's Episcopal Church in Kennebunk. Formerly the President and Trustee of the Brick Store Museum, as well as a former President of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, he also served one term on the SAD #71 School Board, his final year as Chair. Mr. Patterson first visited Trinity about 12 years ago and has been attending the summer services regularly for the past 5+ years. Earle belongs to Cape Arundel Golf Club, and confesses that golf is his passion. Married 53 years to Bette, the couple have 3 adult children, and 2 adult granddaughters.
Susan Brown was born and raised in Pittsburgh. She has alwaysbeen very involved in her church as a Sunday
school teacher, Bible study leader, elder and Clerk of Session. She was an English teacher and owned a
gift store in Portland.
The first time Susan came to Kennebunk Beach was with a realtor
in 2008. While driving along Beach Avenue on a warm fall day, she noticed
the sun sparking across the water. She instantly fell in love with
Kennebunk Beach and wanted to live there. She was also delighted to
discover a spiritual home at Trinity Chapel and enjoys its charm, history
Now retired, Susan and her husband Bill divide their time
between Kennebunk Beach and Scottsdale, Arizona. They are the parents of three adult sons.