A Biography of The Reverend Frank A Edmands
I am so pleased to be serving at Trinity Chapel this summer. Given the opportunity to return and to serve for the whole summer chapel season is truly a blessing to me and my wife. She will be on a sabbatical during this summer too! We are not strangers to Southern Maine hospitality. Years ago, before military service, graduate school and work took up my time and distance became far away, I used to visit my father and stepmother who once lived during the summer on Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport. I so much enjoyed sailing out of the river aboard their Indian (Number 1) called the “Seafarer.” Those days have pasted but better days are here again because I am serving the community that surrounds Trinity Chapel.
The Reverend Canon Lynn Carter-Edmands and I have been married for 37 years. Recently, Lynn has been appointed as Canon to the Ordinary. Together Lynn and I are sharing an awesome life-time journey. We will be arriving at Trinity Chapel on June 20th. Ministry does not skip at beak. The Chapel springs into life with a wedding scheduled for June 23rd and the first Sunday Service of the summer is on June 24, 2018 at 9:00AM. Listen for the Chapel bell. I look forward to meeting you again or for the first time and to walk with you in faith, sharing our lives and relationships with Jesus and curling our toes into the sand at the Children’s Beach.
Faithfully, Father Frank
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.