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Arriving in July...
As Pastor Tim retires, Memorial will welcome a new pastor the first Sunday in July. We are excited to announce that Rev. Melanie Fierbaugh will become the Senior Pastor at Memorial. Melanie is a 40 year old pastor with 7 years of pastoral service in the United Methodist Church. She was born and raised in Ohio and is of Irish-American descent. She has been married to Cory Fierbaugh for 19 years. They have 3 sons: Aidan (14), Ben (13), and Liam (8).
Melanie is theologically Evangelical/Conservative, a graduate of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, KY, and has two B.A.’s from Malone University in Bible and Theology. Her top skills are Leadership, Preaching/Teaching, Evangelism, and Worship Design. Melanie is experienced in Missional Engagement with the Community, Church Re-visioning, Stewardship Campaigns, Management, and International Missions in Cuba, Jamaica, Canada, and will be doing short term mission work in Pakistan this year. Her top 3 Spiritual Gifts are Discernment, Healing, and Encouragement.
She has served congregations in Lake City, Tampa, and Ft. Myers. Last year she was on staff with Grace Church, Cape Coral, a church of about 2,000 in average worship attendance where she was trained in Spiritual Leadership.
Please pray for Pastor Melanie and her family as they make this transition to Memorial. The Sanctuary will be open on Wednesdays from 6 to 6:30pm during May and June if you’d like to use this location for informal prayer with your church family.