Meet Our Pastor and Staff
Rev. Darren L. Morgan
The Rev. Darren L. Morgan has been serving as our settled pastor since June 1, 2020. Before coming to Orleans, he served as the Associate Conference Minister of the Maine Conference, United Church of Christ. After twelve years in this ministry, he discerned a call to leave judicatory ministry to serve (once again) in a local church setting. Although he was open to God’s Spirit in determining where to serve, he described “living in exile” (Glenburn, Maine) away from the ocean he loves, therefore he purposefully (and prayerfully) considered positions where he felt “at home” close to the water. Rev. Morgan has been vacationing on Cape Cod for decades and is familiar with Orleans, most particularly biking the Cape Cod Rail Trail.
Rev. Morgan holds an Associate of Applied Science in Law Enforcement Technology from Southern Maine Vocational Technical Institute in South Portland, Maine; a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from the University of the State of New York, Albany, New York; a Master of Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity (with honors) from Bangor Theological Seminary in Bangor, Maine. He has extensive training and skills that will greatly benefit the Federated Church of Orleans.
A native of York Beach, Maine, Rev. Morgan served in the United States Army as a Criminal Investigator (CID Special Agent) and worked as a Police Officer for the York Police Department before entering seminary. He is an amateur auctioneer and a fan of HGTV home-improvement shows. Together for over twenty-five years, he comes to Orleans with his husband, Mark Baker. He is thrilled to make Orleans his new home and to get to know our congregation.
Kimberly has worked for many years in the not-for-profit world including her most recent position as Executive Director of the Consumer Assistance Council, Inc. in Hyannis. She moved to Cape Cod in January 2013 from upstate New York. Kimberly holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has made a life-long commitment to working with and for others both personally and professionally. She brings excellent organizational skills and extensive experience working with volunteers. She is a true “people-person” with a warm smile and demeanor and has a wonderful sense of humor.
Kimberly resides in Orleans with her husband, Pierre.
Minister of Music
Glenn brings to us exceptional keyboard and conducting skills, as well as a deep faith and love for all the ways music enhances spiritual expression and worship experience. He expressed this thought beautifully by saying "music is worship." He holds a B.A. in piano performance and a Masters in Music Education. His professional career has included both solo work and accompanying on piano and organ, directing choirs and ensembles, and coaching vocal soloists. Glenn’s repertoire features sacred classical selections and traditional hymns, as well as over 350 romantic selections from the early 1900s to the present including musical stage, film, folk music, jazz, and American and international pop. Additionally, Glenn has a love for theatre and is active on the Cape as musical director, accompanist, and occasionally an actor in productions at Eventide Theater Company, Chatham Drama Guild, Cotuit Center for the Arts, Falmouth Theatre Guild, and Harwich Junior Theater.
Glenn resides in Harwich with his husband, Randy.
Assistant Treasurer & Financial Secretary
Amy attended church in the 1980s with her mother & has been a member ever since. She joined the handbell choir in 1994 & still enjoys playing with the group. She owns an animal care business which she began in 1990. She enjoys volunteering time for the AIDS support group of Cape Cod in Provincetown.
Amy lives in Orleans with her husband, Bill, and 2 children, Ryan, & Courtney, both of whom were baptized in the church as infants and have been active in Sunday School and Youth activities.
Pierre is the sexton at the Federated Church of Orleans and takes care of day-to-day maintenance and functions setup as well as being an experienced carpenter and overall handyman. He feels lucky to be around a special administrator and an inviting pastor and congregation while appreciating the history of the building and local area. Fishing or not, he's always in good spirits and is an overall great guy to have around, especially with work to do.
Director - Meeting House Preschool
Maureen has been here for 20 years. She started her journey as a preschool parent, then went back to school, and evolved to become the Director.
She lives in Brewster with her husband, Chris, and her two sons, Christopher and Michael.
Teacher - Meeting House Preschool
Susan resides in Eastham with her husband, Dave. They have been married for 41 years and have 3 children. Susan is the happy Grandma to 3 amazing grandchildren. They were foster parents for 8 years, helping 38 children reunify or find their permanent homes. Susan worked closely with Child and Family Services and became trained to work with children who have suffered trauma. She is also trained as a Play Maker, which believes in healing trauma through joyful play.
Susan has been a teacher since 2000 and has been employed at Meeting House Preschool since 2007. She believes the difference you can make in a child’s life is immeasurable.