Little River Team

The staff and leadership here at Little River is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. 

Staff & Leadership


    Lead Pastor

    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 three daughters Charlotte, Evangeline and Annalise. 

    Jonathan is rarely without at least two books, needs a second home to store his growing board game collection and is an avid coffee drinker.

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  • Gordon Thayer


    Gordon joined the elder team in 2019 after years of dedicated service at Little River Church. He has served as the head of the church deacons and on the building and grounds team in past years. He is a self taught guitarist and is currently our worship leader.