Meet Our People

Steve Smith



Steve has served as pastor of the Orono United Methodist Church since July 1, 2009.  Prior to serving in Orono, Steve served as pastor of the Milbridge/Wyman UMC, the Faith UMC, and the Cutler UMC, all in Washington county.  A graduate of Orono High School, the University of Maine, and Bangor Theological Seminary, Steve also graduated from Duke University with a doctorate in ministry, with an emphasis on church leadership and communication. Married to wife Judy for 27 years, they enjoy spending as much time as possible with their six awesome grandchildren, and exploring the great state of Maine.

David Kroehler

Office Administrator 


A member of OUMC since 1985, David has been very active in the life of our church family, including a stint as choir director.  David is more than our office administrator, he also handles our sound system during worship, sings in the choir, and is active in making sure our fellowship time is a happy occasion!

Barb Smith

Organist/Choir Director


Our church family has been very blessed to have the wonderful talents of Barb Smith as organist for 46 years! And for many of those years, she has served as our choir director as well.  Barb fills our sanctuary with inspiring music from a historic pipe organ, and arranges for other special music during our services.

We are blessed to have Mindy-Hile Pelletier leading our Sunday school program. When not enjoying the great outdoors with walks, camping and fishing with her family (Corey and Lily) Mindy serves as an administrative assistant at the University of Maine.