About Us

A Jubilee Ministry is a ministry of joint discipleship in Christ with poor and oppressed people, wherever they are found, to meet basic human needs and to build a just society.

St. Elizabeth’s derives its name from St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207-1231 A.D.) who committed her life to serving the poor and the sick. The Center began its ministry in 2001 and was housed in several different locations before finding a home at St. Luke’s Cathedral in 2007. It is a program of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine.

St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center is sponsored by seven Episcopal churches in the greater Portland area. We partner with local schools, other faith communities, and local businesses and community groups to serve the people of Portland.


Our Board


Anne Jacobs                    Rebecca Obenhaus                    Dibbie Appleton

Chairperson                     Treasurer                                    Secretary


Board Members

Dibbie Appleton – Trinity Episcopal Church, Portland

Liz Cutler – St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, Cape Elizabeth

Nancy Brain – The Cathedral Church of  St. Luke, Portland

Linda Draper – St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, Yarmouth

Jane Ducott – St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Scarborough

Stan Eaton – St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Falmouth

Kate Bauer Burke – St. David’s Episcopal Church, Kennebunk

Martha Parshley – At Large Member

Gus Goodwin – At Large Member


Sarah Coburn Borgeson – Executive Director

The Very Rev. Dr. Benjamin Shambaugh – Hosting Parish Liaison

Emily Keniston – Diocesan Liaison