Rev. Shirley Bowen is celebrating her 13th year as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Maine. In that capacity she has served as Episcopal Chaplain at USM and UNE, has served as Rector at Christ Episcopal Church in Biddeford, and helped found and serves as Executive Director of the Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford. Seeds of Hope is a drop-in center serving the poor and disenfranchised in the tri-city communities. Open 5 days/week, Seeds of Hope serves breakfast and lunch, offers free clothing, and operates a Career Resource Center assisting in job searches. They are actively seeking meaningful solutions to homelessness and getting people into affordable housing.