Pastors in The United Methodist Church are appointed by the Bishop annually. Our current pastor is Pastor Amanda Richards.
Pastor Amanda grew up on a farm outside Lexington, IL graduating from Lexington High School. She got her BA from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL in 2000 majoring in Psychology. She went on to Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA to get her Master of Divinity degree which she received in 2003.
Pastor Amanda is supported in ministry by her husband Brian Richards and sons Mason and Parker.
“When I was sixteen my pastor encouraged me to think about why God was calling me into ministry. The only reply I had then is still true today: ‘I know that Jesus loves me and I want other people to know it too.’”