meet our staff

our leaders

Welcome to Discover Church! We are led by Pastor Kory Hale along with an incredible group of staff and a leadership team. We also have an Elder Board, which provides guidance and oversight to our Pastor and his team. In addition, we have a large Serve Team that helps keep all of our ministries running.

Mark Fowler pastor at Discover Church

Kory Hale

Lead Pastor

Kory Hale and his wife Faith worked for over a decade in ministry in Georgia, southern Maine, and Las Vegas, NV (Kory’s home town). In November of 2020, after 8 years of pastoring in Las Vegas, Kory and Faith took a break from full-time ministry with a desire “to lead a quiet life” and raise their boys in the Maine woods where Faith grew up. They moved to central Maine and for 3 years they attended and volunteered at Discover Church. In January of 2024, Kory accepted the role of Lead Pastor.
Outside of preaching and teaching the Bible, his greatest passion is pastoring families and helping them orient their daily lives around following Jesus.
Kory, Faith, and their 4 sons—Lion, Gideon, Callan, and Roosevelt—enjoy being outdoors, playing and watching sports, and hosting friends in their home for good food and coffee.

Contact Pastor Kory: kory@discoverchurchmaine.com

Jared Schmidt

Pastor of Student Ministries

Jared joined the Discover Church staff in January of 2023 as the Pastor of Student Ministries. In addition to leading the student ministry,  Jared is also taking a leading role in small group development and multiplication. Jared is dedicated to helping new individuals and families connect with the church family and participate in Gospel-centered community.  

Jared married Jessica in June of 2016 and they welcomed their first daughter, Aria, in November of 2022. When Jared is not changing diapers, he enjoys cruising on his longboard, shredding the slopes, running even though no one is chasing him, hiking/backpacking with his wife and daughter, and slow Saturdays with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls.

Contact Pastor Jared: Jared@discoverchurchmaine.com

Mandi Rollins

Children’s Ministry Director

Mandi Rollins has been our Children’s Ministry Director since 2018. Mandi oversees our entire children’s ministry from birth through 5th grade. She manages a team of teachers, nursery workers and other volunteers, implements elementary and middle school curriculum, and fosters connections with church families. She loves throwing fun family events and dancing during worship with the kids.

Mandi is married to her husband Jeremy and they have 2 children, Wyatt and Adeline. They enjoy a beautiful day on any beach in Maine or spending time with their family at camp. In her free time, you might find Mandi reading a good book, running, or having coffee (or cheese) with friends. 

Contact Mandi: mandi@discoverchurchmaine.com

Farrah Perry

Women’s Ministry Director

Farrah began as Women’s Director in January of 2023.  She leads our monthly women’s outreach events as well as our annual Women’s retreat.  In addition she helped start MOPS of Hampden in 2014.  

Farrah lives in Hampden with her husband Bill and their three children, Olivia, William and Lauryn.  You may also find her volunteering at her kids school, hosting dinners in her home or traveling with her family.  She loves enjoying life in Maine through coffee shops, book stores and new hiking trails. 

Contact Farrah: Farrah.Carmichael02@gordon.edu

Cindy Boucher

Administrative Secretary

Cindy Boucher has been serving at Discover Church since 2007, and she keeps our office working by answering phone calls, managing the financials, data entry, church newsletter, HR, church calendar and a host of other office management tasks. She loves being able to serve our “family” at Discover Church in her role of secretary.

Cindy has been married to her husband Andy since 1979. They have 3 children and 9 wonderful grandchildren spread out across 3 different states. Her favorite place in Maine is anywhere on the ocean’s edge where she can look across the water to the vast horizon. In her free time, you may find Cindy curled up with a good book or exploring the outdoors with family or friends.

Contact Cindy: cindy@discoverchurchmaine.com

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