To implement this program, we have two pastors assigned to us. Our Senior Pastor is Rev. Cynthia Atwater, who has come from Covenant United Methodist Church. Our Associate Pastor is Heather Husted, who has come from McKinley United Methodist Church as an Associate Pastor, she will serve part-time at High Street and part-time at Covenant.
Cynthia is a graduate of Northwestern University and comes to us with experience in the public sector prior to attending the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Heather is a new seminary graduate, she received her undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Eastern New Mexico University and her Master of Divinity degree from United Theological Seminary in May. Heather was commissioned as a provisional elder in the West Ohio Conference this year. She comes to us from McKinley United Methodist Church in Dayton, Ohio but grew up in Elida, New Mexico. Heather has worked as a youth pastor, family life coordinator and as a missionary in Central China for four years.
We are thankful to have been blessed with not one but two pastors. This is an opportunity to impact the communities of Springfield in new and unique ways. We are currently planning events for which we will partner with Covenant United Methodist as part of the Global Village Urban Collective.
Stay tuned for more info!