Manchester Community Church
Monday, February 06, 2023
Where people count and Christ is honored.

MCC Officers

Manchester Community Church

Officers Directory


   Moderator Donald Sweeney

I have served as a Trustee (final year as Chair), served as a Deacon and now serve as Moderator. 

Although no longer officially a Trustee, I also have helped with Church building related projects over the years such as the installation of the Carillon and Steeple Bell with Kirk Gettig; the repair of the outside sign with Harry Black, Bob Tweedie and Scott Lynn; and, the construction of the cabinet in the downstairs dining room and the second Memorial Plaque in the back of the Sanctuary. 



    Treasurer  Lynn Sweeney

I’m happy to be part of the MCC family and to serve, along with others to make our Church a welcoming place to worship. 

As a member of the Futures Committee I work on our public suppers, and co-chair our annual lobster dinner. I also serve as its treasurer.

I have been a member of the Social Committee and have enjoyed assisting with receptions and other events.  I enjoy helping with our Christmas Fair and co-chair the Cookies on Parade table.

I was a member of the Diaconate for two terms and was Senior Deacon under Rev. Johnson’s tutorage for six months.  When he retired, it was my privilege to assist Pastor Don for eighteen months.  I prepare communion twice a year.

Currently, I am in the Ladies Group and the Finance Committee.  I enjoy my position as Church Treasurer and provide reports to Missions, Diaconate, and Youth Group.  I also submit quarterly reports to the Executive Board.


 Administrative Assistant/Clerk Deanna Mosher Hallett

I have lived in Hallowell and Manchester all my life.  I was married to Bud Hallett until his death on our thirty-fourth wedding anniversary November 19, 2000.  We have three children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


I am the Manchester Deputy Town Clerk/Registrar of Voters.  I have worked part time for Manchester Town in the past and started working three days a week in the office in July 2021. 

I was the City Clerk/Registrar of Voters, Deputy Tax Collector, General Assistant Director in Hallowell for thirty-three+ years and worked there for forty plus years total. I was Citizen of the Year in 2000; I was the Maine Town and City Clerks Association Secretary for several years and the MaineTCCA President from 2004-2005.  I am a member of the Hallowell Food Bank, Hallowell Centennial Burial Ground Association, Hallowell Cemetery Committee, Manchester Fire Auxiliary and the Manchester Lions Club.

I was a member and Sunday School Teacher at Cox Memorial United Methodist Church in Hallowell for many years and I sang in the Youth Choir and the Senior Choir there.

I am proud to be a member of Manchester Community Church.  I serve as the Clerk to the Executive Board and I am the Church Secretary, I sang in the choir for a short time and I served on the Diaconate (the final year as the Senior Deacon).  I am Chair of the Futures Group, a Trustee, a member of the Fair Committee and a member of the Ladies Group. 


Rose Benner Senior Deacon


                       Youth Group Director Arlene Gagnon

My affiliation with this Church goes back a long way.  My father’s family had been involved in this Church for decades.  My grandmother taught Sunday School and my aunt sang in the choir.

I attended Sunday School when the Church was the Manchester Union Church.  I was the head of the Youth Group in my early teens.  Later, I taught Sunday School classes under the leadership of Margaret Wentworth who was Superintendent of the Sunday School at that time.  After officially joining the Church, I became a member of the Mission Committee and later chair.  A member of the Futures Committee and the Ladies Group, I am currently assisting with the newly formed Youth Group and also am serving this year as Senior Deacon.



Youth Group Director Debbie Maddox 

I was born in Farmington, Maine and graduated from Mt. Blue High School.  I served in the US Army after high school. I am married to Ed Maddox and we have four children (between us) 3 sons and 1 daughter; three grandchildren, 2 boys and 1 girl and a new baby girl due shortly after Thanksgiving. 

I have worked for the US Postal Service for the past twenty-three years.  I also work as a Union Rep. for fellow carriers and have done this for ten+ years. 

I am active in the Church, served as Assistant Treasurer, a Deacon, a member of the Future’s Group and Youth Group Leader.  I am also active in the community by volunteering for the Augusta Food Bank and being a member of the Manchester Lions Club.


Choir Director Annette Peabody 

I Started my Church journey as a child at the Baptist Church in West Harwich, Mass.  In 1948 my family moved to Maine and I joined the Torsey Methodist Church in Kents Hill.  I sang in the school choir there.  Then I belonged to the Christian Fellowship at UMO until 1956.

In 1957 I went to work for the Extension Service in Dover-Foxcroft and I joined the choir at the Congregational Church. In 1959 I married State Trooper Jerry Peabody and we went to Caribou where I joined the choir at the Methodist Church

Then in 1963 we moved to Manchester and found our Church family at the Manchester Community Church.  I joined the choir and have been singing there except for two years when my husband, two sons and I lived in West Buxton and I sang at the Baptist Church.

At MCC, I have served as Church Clerk, Treasurer, Supt of Sunday School and SS & VBS Teacher, Deacon, Ladies Group, Augusta/Manchester Food Bank Church Rep, Choir Director and a member of my dear choir family.