The MATE Staff consists of two groups: 1) Pastors serving congregations, those serving in a pastoral capacity and those preparing for parish minstry; and 2) the Ministries Staff made up of those who are called to ministry positions by the MATE Assembly. The Ministries Staff meets at least semi-annually. These positions of service would include:
MATE Housing Ministry Coordinator
Camp at the Eastward Summer Camp Coordinator
South Africa Partnership Coordinator
Ministry of Witness and Outreach
A founding principle of Mission at the Eastward is social witness to the community and beyond. For its earliest days when the National Presbyterian Board of Sunday School Missions sent missioners to communities without churches to organize Vacation Bible Schools, Sunday Schools and school-based reading programs, MATE has had a strong social witness in their communities. Today, this tradition of social witness reaches beyond our local communities and serves the West Central Maine region and as far away as South Africa.
As a mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), contributions made to Mission at the Eastward are deductible by the donors as provided by section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts, to or for the use of Mission at the Eastward are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided by sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.