will lead the congregation as the new head pastor of St. Matthew's Methodist Church
in Bowie, Md., starting July 1.
Pastor Mejia is coming to St. Matthew's after faithful service to the congregation of Emmanuel UMC in Beltsville, Md. During his time with them, Emmanuel UMC grew in worship attendance and began many ministries, including: Adult ESOL Classes, monthly food distribution, community garden, youth group and youth mission trips, and a revitalized Sunday School ministry.
He has also served the United Methodist Church both at the conference and national levels.
just joined the Micah preaching cluster sponsored by Fuller Seminary
One of the most important aspects of his
ministry is his
commitment to his
accountability group of pastors, which has been meeting since 1998.
became an American citizen Feb. 2, 2010.
recently married his
best friend and fellow United Methodist pastor, Rev. Michelle Thorne Mejia June 29, 2013.
Born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico, Daniel Mejia
is the oldest of three sons of Ciro and Leticia Mejia.