Meet the pastor

As a child and teenager, I never thought about being a pastor. I thought about being a teacher. Years later, as I took clarinet lessons and played in the band, I thought I would be a music therapist. While teaching and music therapy are important occupations, God had not called me to either of them. As a college student at the University of Georgia, I experienced God’s call upon my life into vocational ministry. Choices I made from that point in time revolved around exploring and living out God’s call for my life. I have sought to balance what it means to live as a follower of Jesus, a wife, a mom, and a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I was commissioned as a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2004 and ordained as a Deacon in Full Connection in 2008. Through the years I have served in children, youth, and family ministry, discipleship ministry, and chaplaincy. For the last five years, I have served as pastor of several congregations in Hartwell, Madison, and Canon.

I am thankful for the love and support of my family. Joe (my husband of 32 years) and I have lived in the Colbert community since 2003. We have three adult children and one daughter-in-law (soon to be two): Daniel (fiancée Anna), Thomas (Cait), and Sarah. I enjoy spending time with family. I also enjoy being outdoors, reading books related to ministry and just for fun, and cheering on my favorite sports teams.

I am excited about exploring and living out the plans God has for Colbert UMC and for the community in which we live. I’m excited about serving God with the people of Colbert UMC as we daily seek to be faithful to living out the call God has placed upon each of our lives.

         God bless you,

         Pastor Michele