Justin and Amy Howard Rector of Imago Dei Anglican Church, Bangor, ME

Justin is Rector of Imago Dei Anglican Church in Bangor, ME. He and his wife Amy planted Imago Dei together and have six amazingly energetic boys: Josiah, Simeon, Judah, Elijah, Aidan and Noel who fill their lives with hilarity, new perspectives on things that crawl in the grass, odd structures intended for habitation built in the yard, and most of all, joy. Justin was born in New York City and raised in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York. Having earned his BA in Religion and Ministry at Houghton College, Justin went on to study at Asbury and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminaries and is now finishing up at Trinity School for Ministry. Longing for a place where the Scriptural, Sacramental, and Spirit-filled facets of his faith experience could converge and find full expression, Justin found his home in the Anglican way as an ordained Priest.

Amy grew up in Bangor and received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance at the Greatbatch School of Music, at Houghton College. Having met both the third member of the Trinity as well as the president of the theological society (Justin) during her Sophomore year at Houghton, she traded in Brahms for the prayer room, and quiet Sunday afternoons for family life with six kiddos. Amy is a Lay Pastor whose passion lies in prayer for healing of the whole person, and teaching other to do the same. She trains ministers for and oversees Encountering God Weekends, and runs healing prayer at Imago Dei. She has trained and oversees a team of over a hundred prayer ministers in New England from various Christian traditions. She is a licensed Spiritual Director for the Anglican Diocese in New England, and was trained by Christian Healing Ministries in healing prayer.