Ministers & Staff

Rev. Alison J. Buttrick Patton

Senior Pastor
Rev. Alison Patton (she/her) joined FCCUCC as our Senior Pastor in September of 2023. During her 22 years of ordained ministry, she has served urban and suburban communities in graduate academic, church and conference settings, from Chicago to Connecticut. She cares deeply about the flourishing of God’s creation and the pursuit of racial and environmental justice. She loves worship design, retreat leadership, group facilitation and community building. Alison grew up among the maple trees of New Hampshire, the daughter of two United Church of Christ clergy. She earned her BA at Bates College in Lewiston, ME and her MDiv from Chicago Theological Seminary. Her family includes her husband Craig Patton (also a Bates grad!), and young adult sons Tobey and Ian. She delights in autumn leaves, farmers' markets, coastal hikes, nature photography and ice cream!

Rev. Stephen Savage

Associate Pastor
Steve joined us in 2020 as our Associate Pastor for Faith Formation and Visitation. A graduate of Andover Newton Theological School in 2017, FCCUCC is his first call as an ordained UCC minister. Steve loves to inject humor, or outright silliness, throughout his life, and doesn't hesitate to include it in worship and weekly emails. He lives in Portland with his amazing wife, Jacqui, who is a piano teacher and church music director in Saco, Maine, as well as his 3 wonderful kids, and two pretty cool dogs.

Tom Conlon

Building Manager
Hi, I'm Gracie (Tom's dog). Tom has managed the church for many years, keeping it safe, clean and running smoothly. When he is not at work, he likes to hike, mountain bike and spend time at the beach. One of his hobbies is photography (he takes a lot of pictures of me). I don't mind, since I get a lot of treats. Contact Tom at 799-3361 or by email.

Terry Foster

Co-Director of Music
Terry has been a church musician since the age of 16 and after seminary became an ordained minister.  H plays the piano and organ for services, accompanies the Meetinghouse Choir, and directs the Bell Choir. He is responsible for hiring guest musicians.

Sharon Potter

Handbell Choir Director
After playing with the bell choir for several months, Sharon has officially stepped in to direct our handbell choir.