Speaking of jobs - - we're all going to find it hard to say goodbye to John Nupp at the end of June; however, we do have the joy of welcoming Mary Ka
Kanahan (yes, "Ka" is spelled correctly - but sounds like "Kay"!!!) into our midst on July 1.
Mary Ka will be our new Associate Pastor, taking John's place.
She is currently at Pleasant Grove UMC in Reisterstown where she serves as pastor.
She actually began her ministry journey at Bethany UMC as Lay Ministry Coordinator, helping members of that congregation identify their spiritual gifts and guiding them into laity service.
Following that assignment, she
led a coaching ministry in Ellicott City where she
specialized in growing spiritual leadership in individuals and organizations by helping them define their ministry and stewardship goals.
most recent assignment, before Pleasant Grove, was at Asbury UMC in Washington, DC . Mary Ka
has two sons, one (Brian) at Howard Community College
and the other (Matthew) at Mt. Hebron High School
will celebrate her
commissioning to the Baltimore Washington Conference this coming June.
qualifications are a perfect match to the requests we outlined to the Bishop earlier this year.