The Pastor

Reverend Amy Hollis was called as pastor of Winthrop Baptist Church in the fall of 2011. She lives in Westbrook with her husband Scott and they have two grown children: Katie, an English Teacher and Sarah, a student at Vassar College. She is passionate about finding connections between people, nature, and God. You may see her at the gym, in town, or in a conversation with a neighbor or stranger.

Pastor Amy returned to college in her thirties, completing her undergraduate degree at COSC in Religious Studies, then gaining her Masters of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School in 2008. Previously she served as Student Pastor at First Baptist Church in Norwich, CT (2006-2007) and as Associate Minister at First Baptist Church in West Hartford CT (2007-2010). Additionally she participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Hartford Seminary and a chaplaincy internship at Lawrence and Memorial Hospital.

Amy was ordained in the American Baptist Churches on June 1, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Essex.

It’s been said that Amy has boundless energy and enthusiasm. She is also always on the lookout for rainbows.