James T. McPhee

Adjunct Instructor, United Methodist Polity

A native of Bath, Maine, Rev. McPhee attended The Theological School at Drew University, graduating Cum Laude in 1983 with a Master of Divinity. He has a BA in Public Affairs (economics and government) from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Rev. McPhee currently serves the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church as Superintendent of the Tri-State District (since 2013). Previously he served on the New England Conference staff (since 1999), first as the Executive Director of Resourcing Ministries, and beginning in 2003 as Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop. Prior to his work on the Conference staff, Rev. McPhee served as pastor of congregations throughout Maine, most recently as senior pastor of Brunswick UMC in Maine for seven years.

Rev. McPhee has been a member of the Northeastern Jurisdiction Vision Table, and has also preached widely and led numerous workshops on a variety of topics including Financial Stewardship, Adaptive Leadership, Safe Sanctuaries, and Rethink Church. In addition, he has served on a number of Conference and Jurisdictional committees, and has had significant involvement in the work of dismantling racism in the New England Conference and beyond.