Staff & Contact Info

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Reverend Rob Benson, Pastor
Robin Ann Barron, Organist and Music Director
René Colson Hudson, Director of Christian Education
Paul Dickson, Administrative Assistant
Katherine Skeate and Gabrielle Uliano, Nursery Attendants
Stan Short, Custodian

Contact Information

Bar Harbor Congregational Church
29 Mount Desert Street
Bar Harbor ME 04609

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phone: 207.288.3280

Rev. Benson
home phone: 207.266-9026

Staff Profiles

Pastor Rob Benson

Pastor Rob Benson

Rob and his family have lived on Mount Desert Island since 2002.  He loves music and swimming (especially outside); Cristy, Rob’s wife, teaches physics and chemistry and manages the lab at Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic.  Their sons, Peter and Jacob, attend Mount Desert Elementary and are active in local music, robotics, and sports programs.   With their two cats, Purrfect and Luke, along with a puppy soon to arrive, they live in Hall Quarry.  “We love the spirit of community here on MDI and are especially grateful for the warm reception by the Bar Harbor Congregational Church.  We are excited to see how the Spirit will move and lead us together in service to God.”

Robin Ann Barron has been a church organist and music director for 36 years, a public school music teacher for grades pre-K through 12 in Maine and Vermont. She’s currently taking the Master Gardener course through Hancock County Cooperative Extension. She loves gardening, music, drama, films, reading, cooking, flyfishing and fiber arts. She lives in Sullivan with her dog Renny and her cat Spooky. Her favorite kind of humor runs mostly to British TV – Jeeves & Wooster, Monty Python, Black Adder and Fawlty Towers.