• Elders

    Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as elders, whom we also call pastors. Qualifications for being an elder are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. The primary duty of the elders is to give spiritual oversight to the church. This includes praying and studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are exemplary, protecting the people of the church from false doctrine and teachers, and developing other leaders.

  • Jonathan Susee - Elder

    Jonathan began serving as lead pastor at Little River Church in November, 2015. Orignially from the County, he grew up potato farming with his grandfather, cross country skiing and exploring the woods near Caribou, Maine. He graduated from the University of Orono with a BS in Engineering Physics. He lived in North Carolina and Virginia for nearly a decade while he earned his Masters in Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, followed by pastoring his first church in La Crosse, Virginia. While at seminary he met and married his wife, Heather, the daughter of missionaries to Africa. They have one daughter, Charlotte, who was only eight months old when they moved back to Maine. 

    Jonathan is rarely without at least one book, enjoys a cutthroat game of Settlers of Catan and is an avid coffee drinker.


  • Andy Desrochers - Elder

  • Deacons

    Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as deacons, a word that is literally translated as “servants.” The office of deacon is first mentioned in Acts 6. Our deacons assist the elders in ministering to the needs of the church and community.

  • Lester  Gibson - Deacon

    Lester lives in Northport Maine with his wife, Alanna Gibson. He started attending Little River Church October of 2003. He enjoys sports, hiking with his wife and skateboarding.

  • Heather Susee - Worship Leader

    At Little River we use a blend of contemporary and traditional hymn music. 

  • Ministry Team  Leaders

    Minsitry Team Leaders oversee the various Ministry Teams at Little River Church. Feel free to contact the Ministry Team Leaders below with any questions you may have concerning a particular ministry at Little River.

  • Andy & Kelly Desrochers- Youth Ministry Leaders


  • Toupie Rooney - Children's Ministry Leader


  • Earl Cushman - House and Grounds

    Earl has been married to Becky for 23 years. They have two grown sons, Josh and Eli. They came to Little River Church in 2001. His favorite things are fellowship with other believers, Camp Fair Haven, Red Sox, Patriots, Cribbage and woodworking. Earl has worked on several maintenance projects at church like the downstairs hallway project, lining the parking lot, building steps, reshingling the roof, making and installing counter tops with Andy and other small projects. He has also served the food pantry for several years.