THE REV. CHRISTINA COUCH, second from left, has been hired as the new pastor of the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene. She previoously was assistant pastor of the Windham Church of the Nazarene. Her husband, the Rev. Dan Couch, left, was the pastor of the Saco Church of the Nazarene for several years. The Couch family lives in Freeport.

THE REV. CHRISTINA COUCH, second from left, has been hired as the new pastor of the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene. She previoously was assistant pastor of the Windham Church of the Nazarene. Her husband, the Rev. Dan Couch, left, was the pastor of the Saco Church of the Nazarene for several years. The Couch family lives in Freeport.

BOWDOINHAM — Christina Couch of Freeport has been appointed as pastor of the Bowdoinham Church of the Nazarene upon the retirement of the Rev. Dan Joyce, who had been pastor since 1993.

Ordained in 2006, Couch, who has been assistant pastor of the Windham Church of the Nazarene for the last couple of years, is married to Dan Couch, who was the pastor of the Saco Church of the Nazarene for several years. They have three children; Nathan, 19, JoyEl, 17, and Aaron, 14, along with Jacob Martel, who is 16.

Christina and her family have been deeply involved in Bible quizzing competitions for years in Maine and the Northeast, stemming from her own success as three time state champion as a teen.

During her time as assistant pastor, Couch brought many of the morning messages, helped with the discipleship of new Christians and mentored them as they grew spiritually.

According to a news release, Christina and Dan Couch are committed to working with the community of Bowdoinham in ways that will encourage people spiritually, praying for their needs as they become known, and setting up small group Bible studies for those who would like to learn more about the Bible, among other things.

The morning worship service begins at 11 a.m. To contact the Rev. Couch, call her cell at 351-0289.


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