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Meet Our Pastor | The Dover Church

The pastor greets a family arriving at The Dover Church

Meet Our Pastor

As a “Big Tent” church, we believe that not every faith community is for everyone. Each of us needs to find that place and people that feel like home. Our greatest hope is that you find happiness and joy, whether that be with us or some other place of blessing.

We think that the best way to find that home is to really try us out, meet the pastor to see if he’s your flavor, come to worship to see if it fills your soul, meet a bunch of us to see if we click, and then notice if your life is changing. We never pressure anyone about joining, but we do receive new folks who think this will be their home twice a year.

If you would like to read Max's bio, please click here.

If you would like to schedule a visit with Max Olmstead, our pastor, just click here.

If you would like to hear some of Max's thoughts or read his blog, please click here.

A woman and man talking at The Dover Church

The Dover Church is so much more than Sunday mornings for adults. It’s about growing friendships and connecting with neighbors, whether in yoga or a breakfast group. The only thing missing from these connections may be….You.

We know how daunting it can be to come to a new church for the first time. All of us had a first time and we’re glad we dared. We hope you’ll be glad too. Here’s some of what you might like to know before walking up the front stairs.