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Pastor Profiles

As you discern God’s call to serve as a local pastor within The United Methodist Church, it often helps to hear the stories of others who have answered the call and the resources available to help you navigate the process. 

Below you will find profiles from local pastors who have completed the Licensing and Course of Study Program, along with the opportunities and challenges that met them along their journey. Each quarter, we will bring you new pastor profiles.


John Hall Profile ImageJohn Hall, Lead Pastor and Virginia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry Chair
Bethel United Methodist Church
Oilville, Virginia
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Janet Cell

Janet Martinez, Associate Pastor
Cumberland Hispanic Fellowship
Crossville, Tennessee

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Kathy Price Pastor Profile Kathy Price, Lead Pastor
Alta Woods United Methodist Church
Jackson, Mississippi

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 Ed Stephenson, Senior Pastor
 Arneys Fairview United Methodist Church
 Morganton, North Carolina

 PDF icon Ed Stephenson Profile PDF



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