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Alanna McGuinnAlanna McGuinn

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.

Seminary Experience

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.

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