Current Church (or home church): Capon Bridge UM Charge
Denomination: United Methodist
Ministry Interests: I am interested in ministry in rural Appalachia of West Virginia.
Geographic Preferences: West Virginia
- BA in Secondary ED from Shepherd College
- MA IN Curriculum & Instruction from VPI
- MA In Church Leadership from EMS
History in Ministry
Am serving as a local pastor in the WVC of the UM Church; prior to that I served as an associate pastor for the Cacapon Charge
Special Ministry Interests
Call to Ministry
Called to serve as a middle school teacher and then into active ministry within the UM Church.While prayer and a strong faith community nurtured my spirit, EMS has strengthened my call by equipping me to be a more effective pastor.
Ideal Ministry Situation
What I have now: rural congregations who are willing to use their gifts so we can effectively minister together.
As I said earlier: EMS has strengthened my call by equipping me to be a more effective pastor. I will long remember my classes, the friends I made; and the very qualified instructors I have had the opportunity to have had.
What courses did you enjoy the most at EMS?
Evangelism; Missio Dei, and my Formation Classes
What thoughts would you like to share with those considering entering seminary?
That this seminary is a first rate institution with a caring, supporting staff.