Reverend Amelia Edson is passionate about meaningful worship that fuels Spirit filled and justice oriented lives. Having worked as a Head Start Teacher, a political organizer, and as a Chaplain in a hospital and a men's prison and detox facility, she cares deeply about making the transformative teachings of Christianity real and accessible to people of all ages and all stages of life.

Before being called to Falmouth Congregational Church, UCC, Reverend Amelia served as the Assistant Minister at King's Chapel in Boston from 2017- 2019. She graduated from Harvard Divinity School in May 2017, where she was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. During her time at Harvard Amelia received the Donald Wells Preaching Prize from the Massachusetts Bible Society, and served as a Ministerial Intern at Old South Church in Boston, where she helped lead worship, facilitated book and Bible discussion groups, and initiated a “dinner church” during Lent. During Divinity School Amelia also worked as a Chaplain at the Essex County Correctional Center, and at Central Maine Medical Center, serving the pediatric, orthopedic surgery, and general medicine floors.

Prior to Divinity School, Amelia was a Faith Director for marriage equality legislative campaigns in Oregon, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Jersey; she continued as a faith consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union while preparing for ministry. Amelia also has a deep and passionate commitment to children, stemming from her work after college as a preschool teacher while serving with Teach for America in an Arizona Head Start program.

Amelia received her undergraduate degree from Mount Holyoke college, where she studied International Relations and Economics.

Amelia grew up in Freeport, Maine. She is happy to be a part of a community that strives to worship God, help one another, and serve the wider community. As a native Mainer, she is also very happy to be home!

Email Amelia: pastorameliafcc@gmail.com