Saturdays  10AM - 3PM

Sept. 22nd, Oct. 20th, Nov. 17th, Dec. 15th & Jan. 12th


Maine Conference UCC 
One Weston Court, STE 104
Augusta, ME 04330

New location coming soon!

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Anne Hodgman 
Maine Conference UCC 

“Church Practice - Topics in Pastoral Care” 

This practice-based course, to be held at the Maine UCC Conference Center in Augusta, will introduce students to  topics in pastoral care; 

Instructor: Rev. Dr. Ron Baard

Bio: A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (B.S., Education) and Princeton Theological Seminary (M. Div.). He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology and Personality (with emphasis in pastoral counseling) at Claremont School of Theology. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Baard is a Fellow in the American Association of  Pastoral Couselors, a member of Spiritual Directors International and the Society for Pastoral Theology.

He served as Imes-Lowry Professor of Pastoral Studies at Bangor Theological Seminary until its closure in 2013 and has more recently taught at Andover Newton Theological School and Boston University School of Theology. He curently serves as an Adjunct Professor at New York Theological Seminary and maintains a small practice in spiritual direction and pastoral consultation in Brunswick, Maine. He is an active member at First Parish Church, United Church of Christ.