Rev. Doug Dunlap
Doug Dunlap has served as a church pastor, most recently in the Wilton, Maine UCC Church, 2002-2010. Following training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, and Maine Medical Centers, he has served a chaplain ministry for Maine General and Franklin Memorial Hospitals. At Franklin Memorial he led a program in conjunction with area churches to recruit retired health care providers and others with interpersonal care experience to become trained as lay spiritual care providers; and provided training in spiritual care for nursing, EMT, and other care providers. Doug has also functioned in leading roles in community ministries addressing rural poverty and end of life care.
Doug’s is a member of the New Sharon UCC Church. He is a member of the Earth Care and Spirituality Resource Team of the Maine Conference, and Vice-Moderator of the Living Water Association. Doug leads Clergy Community of Practice groups for Maine Conference clergy. He holds the MDIV from Harvard Divinity School, where he taught the Ministry Module Course: Community Building in Ministry, 2001-2009.
Doug and his family have lived in Aroostook, Penobscot, and Franklin counties in Maine. On their Farmington farm, they care for honey bees, and over the years have raised sheep, chickens, and a variety of other livestock.
I am touched by the faithful resourcefulness of small churches – light and fast (a backpacker’s term) they adapt to a sudden need or adverse circumstances, and have a powerful commitment to love their neighbors. They are, indeed, as mustard seed.