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New pastor at United Methodist Church


Rev. Jackie Brannen (l.) symbolically passes the mantle of pastoral leadership to the incoming Rev. Steve Bascom, Sr.

Reverend Steve Bascom, Sr. has been named the new pastor of United Methodist Church of Auburn. He replaces Reverend Jackie Brannen, who has served UMCA for the past four years. Brannen has been appointed as the District Superintendent of the Maine Northern Conference of the United Methodist Church and will be headquartered in Bangor. Both will begin their new duties on July 1.

A New Hampshire native, Rev. Bascom has served as a United Methodist pastor in New England for 29 years. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1990 with dual graduate degrees in Divinity and Religious Education. He and his wife, Jude, have three adult children and will live in the church parsonage.

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