Dover Foxcroft Congregagational Church
824 West Main Street
PO Box 328
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
Here at the Dover Foxcroft Congregational Church we are very blessed to have
a caring, skilled, and passionate group of people on staff.
If you have any questions about the various ministries they oversee don't
hesitate to contact them.
Clayton W. Smith is a native of Bangor. After attending the University of
Maine at Orono, he graduated from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music
(Winchester, VA) with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Accompanying. He
came to faith as a college student when he attended a charismatic prayer
meeting in the sacristy of a local Catholic church at the urging of a friend.
His interests are reading and listening to one of his over 5,000 compact
discs. He is a published poet, who is currently working on his second
novel while waiting for his first to be published. He lives off-Broadway in
Bangor, where he takes care of his mother, assisted by four magical cats.
The Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church is currently engaged in a
search process for a new pastoral leadership. For more information on the
status of this search or information about interim leadership please
contact the church office at 564-2872.
Minister of Music
Chris Paydos, a native of Gilbertville, Massachusetts, has made
Dover-Foxcroft her home for the past 30 years. A graduate of the
University of Massachusetts with a BA in English, she worked several
years in the insurance industry before becoming the Risk
Manager/Benefits Supervisor at Guilford of Maine, Guilford ME. She did
consulting work and substitute teaching while her children were younger.
In 1997, Chris was elected as our Church Treasurer, a position she
continues to hold. In 1999, she became our Christian Education Director, a
position she held until 2001 when she became the Administrative
Assistant of our church. Over the years, Chris has held many officer
positions for various community organizations, including Mocutoc Club,
PTO, Morton School Organization, Foxcroft Academy Sports Boosters,
and the Penobscot-Piscataquis Association of the Maine Conference
UCC. She and her husband, Paul, have two children: Kayla, a 2011
graduate of the University of New Hampshire and Connor a junior at the
University of New Hampshire. She enjoys traveling with her family ,
reading and walking. Chris and her family joined our church family in 1991
after being invited to worship by a close friend.
Sunday School & Youth Group Coordinator(s)
The Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church youth ministries are currently
in transition. For more information about programs or information about
transitional leadership please contact the church office at 564-2872
Stacy Shaffer is the newsest member of our staff but brings with her a
wealth of expereince working with children including those with special
needs. Stacy is First Aid and CPR certified with degrees in both
psychology and education. She works with a volunteer each week to
makes sure the youngest members of our family are safe and cared for.
Nursery care is offered during time of public worship.