Our Staff at Grant Memorial Methodist Church, Presque Isle, Maine
The Staff of Grant Memorial United Methodist ChurchPastor Hyungyong Choi - effective July 1st

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Melissa & FamilyGrant Memorial Administrative Assistant: Melissa Dyer

Melissa Dyer has been the Administrative Assistant at Grant Memorial for over 19 years.

She received her B.A. in Psychology in 1999 from the Univ. of Maine at Presque Isle.

In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading, writing, photography, spending time in the outdoors, and spending time with family & friends.

She and her husband, Brent, have three children Elizabeth, Amelia & William.

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Minister of Music: Dan Ladner


Daniel Ladner has been the organist and choir director at Grant Memorial for eleven years.  His career as an organist began when he was a freshman in high school and has continued for fifty-nine years.  Dan taught English, speech, theatre, and chorus at Presque Isle High School and has always been active in community theatre productions in both Presque Isle and Caribou.

  He served as director of the Caribou Performing Arts Center for ten years, where he also taught speech and theatre, directing the theatre programs at both high schools.  Dan has enjoyed judging drama festivals on both the regional and state levels. 

He has been an active member of the American Choral Directors Association and the National Association of Pastoral Musicians.  He is well-known in the area as an organ recitalist, and has been the conductor of the Caribou Choral Society for thirty-three years.  Dan officially "retired" in 1999 after a forty-year career in education.

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Saturday, December 7 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - UMW Christmas Bazaar

Sunday, December 8 - Second Sunday of Advent; Nursing Home Service at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 14 - 10:00 a.m. - UMW Christmas Brunch & Yankee Swap

Sunday, December 15 - Third Sunday in Advent; Sunday School Christmas Program; GIfts for the Christ Child; Newsletter Deadline

Wednesday, December 18 - Deadline for the Tree of Lights & Poinsettia forms (please contact the church office for more information)

Saturday, December 21 - Men's Club Christmas Supper

Sunday, December 22 - Fourth Sunday in Advent; 21st Annual Ladner & Friends at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 24 - 7:00 p.m. - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Wednesday, December 25 through Friday, December 27 - Church Office Closed