Grace Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church in Bath, Maine, established in 1849

Clergy and Staff

CLERGY

The Rev. Dr. Ted J. Gaiser

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Our Rector, The Rev. Ted Gaiser,  joined us at Grace in early 2016 and brought with him great enthusiasm and a wide range of education and experience. His installation at Grace in May was a joyous Celebration of New Ministry with Bishop Stephen Lane celebrating and many clergy throughout the Diocese participating. Ted has served three churches in the Diocese of Massachusetts and two in Colombia, South America, and he was a member of the Bishop’s staff in both Dioceses. He speaks fluent Spanish and is an honorary Canon in the Diocese of Colombia. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and religious studies, graduate degrees in theology and business administration and a doctorate in sociology. Ted has been a part of mission delegations to the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, and has lived in Bolivia, Paraguay and Colombia. He served as president for the Global Episcopal Mission Network, a group of mission leaders in the Episcopal Church, and he is currently president of Colforpaz, which supports the mission activities of the Episcopal Diocese of Colombia. You may reach Ted at gracerector@gwi.net.

The Reverend Stephanie Batterman, Deacon

Stephanie was born and raised in Bath and lived in the Rochester, NY area for 40 years where she and her husband Dean raised three daughters.  Stephanie received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from St’ Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester in 1981 and served for many years as a lay minister in that area.

She and Dean returned to Bath in 2007 after Dean retired from Xerox Cooperation.  They have been. members of Grace Episcopal Church since 2012.  Stephanie was ordained to the Vocational Diaconate by Bishop Stephen Lane in June 2018.  She has served Grace Church since ordination.

Stephanie brings many years of experience in parish ministry, adult faith formation, and spirituality to her ministry at Grace.  She is a trained spiritual director, retreat director, prayer guide for the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, and Stephen Leader.

In addition to her liturgical responsibilities, she serves the community as a volunteer chaplain at Mid-Coast Hospital in Brunswick where she works in the Behavioral Health Unit.  She also represents Rev. Gaiser as a pastoral visitor at Hill House and provides a monthly Communion Service there.

STAFF

Our Administrative Assistant, Nance Geehan, and Office Assistant Volunteers are at the ready to help you!   Office hours are generally Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 12:30 pm.  There are exceptions for vacations and during the days immediately following Christmas and Easter. Telephone at 207.443.3792; if we’re not in, you can leave a message and we return calls promptly, or you can email us at gracechurch@gwi.net.

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