Meet Our Pastor

The Rev. Jane E. Hawken grew up in the Cleveland area and graduated from The College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. She received her Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 1981 and was ordained in 1984. Prior to beginning her pastorate in Portland in February 2006, Jane served as the pastor of four United Church of Christ parishes in Canterbury, CT, Higganum, CT, Wilton, NH, and Middle Haddam, CT. Jane is married to the Rev. David T. Taylor and they have two daughters. Their family includes Emily, Mike, and granddaughter Alice, and Meg and Phil. Jane will be retiring from the church on January 31, 2023.