Speaker: Aram Mitchell

Aram Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and Wilderness First Responder with a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Chicago Theological Seminary. He lives on a little plot of land in Maine with his spouse, two dogs, a cat, and several chickens.

​Aram moved to Maine in 2015 to serve as the Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, where he worked for five years planning and facilitating programs designed to help sustain the vocations of care providers, justice workers, and faith leaders. In 2021 Aram began working as the Director of Partnerships and Formation at The BTS Center, a private foundation in Portland, Maine, building on the legacy of the former Bangor Theological Seminary.

Prior to his move to Maine, Aram served as the Congregational Minister for Children (and the child-like) at Claremont United Church of Christ. During his time at Chicago Theological Seminary he worked as a youth advocate and coordinator of The Crib, an emergency overnight shelter for LGBTQ identified youth experiencing homelessness. He was born in New Brunswick, Canada near the Saint John River. He grew up near the White River in Indianapolis, Indiana. And now, he saunters each day alongside the Presumpscot River in Falmouth, Maine.

Breathing in the Depths of God

Exploring the broad horizon, the deep mystery, the strong gravity of what it means to be a human creature of this earth reaching for, sinking into, and compelled by the divine tug of communion and the divine push of creativity.

The Edge of Wilderness

Worship Associate • Tiffany Vencile Join Aram Mitchell for his 4th time back with MUUF! Aram will be reflecting on an examination of wilderness as sacred text. An exploration for the wisdom to be found there. And an embrace of the responsibility that comes with the finding. Aram Mitchell is a Registered Maine Guide and … Continue reading The Edge of Wilderness

Hide and Seek

We go out – as heroes, pilgrims, foragers – in order to return with a contribution, to connect with the elements of the world, to uncover portions of our process of becoming. While the journey often functions in ways that disrupt complacent behaviors and broaden narrow world-views, it can also become an “out” that disguises … Continue reading Hide and Seek