Rev. Blake, Pastor Natalie, or simply Natalie has been Pastor, teacher and shepherd of East Baldwin Congregational Church since Nov. 1, 2008. In her first career, she was a registered nurse, serving at Mercy Hospital and Springbrook Inpatient Psychiatric Facility.
After the closure of Springbrook, she took computer courses and worked teaching computer classes at University of Maine at Augusta and Southern Maine Community College while taking courses in Adult Education at University of Southern Maine, graduating in 2003.
Feeling called to pastoral ministry, she studied at Bangor Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Arts in 2010.
Natalie lives in Gray with her husband Robert and their senior cat, Benji.