Contributor: Allen Ewing-Merrill

The Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill joined The BTS Center as the Executive Director in July 1, 2019. A graduate of the University of Maine (Orono), Ewing-Merrill taught high school English before attending Boston University School of Theology. He has served First United Methodist Church of Hudson, MA (2000-2007) and HopeGateWay in Portland, Maine (2007-2019). From 2011-2016 he also served as founding Executive Director of Hope Acts, a nonprofit focusing on immigrant support and addiction recovery. He is the founder and former convener of Moral Movement Maine, a faith-based network that advocates for social justice in the state, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches and of the United Methodist Foundation of New England. He is married to the Rev. Sara Ewing-Merrill, and they have three daughters. Click here to view Allen’s Biography on our Team’s page.

The Best of Bearings

We celebrate. We bid farewell. We look ahead.

“It’s December, and nobody asked if I was ready,” writes poet Sarah Kay. December arrives every year with a bit of urgency, doesn’t it? The last remnants of turkey are still in the refrigerator, and all of a sudden, almost without warning, ready or not, we find ourselves turning the calendar to the very last page, and we’re forced to confront the truth that... Read more

Gratitude for Elizabeth Drescher

With this issue of Bearings, Elizabeth Drescher, friend and consulting scholar with The BTS Center from its earliest days, puts down her editor’s pen, wrapping up this project which has been her labor of love for the past five-plus years. We can’t let this moment pass without offering words of deep gratitude and praise for her skillful and spirited work as the... Read more