Pastor Amy was appointed to First UMC in July of 2013 after serving as Senior Pastor at Fairmount UMC for seven years. She has served in urban, suburban, and rural congregations in Indiana and Texas. Having grown up United Methodist, Pastor Amy had a desire to attend United Methodist related schools, graduating from the University of Indianapolis in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and in 1998 from Perkins School of Theology Southern Methodist University, with a Master of Divinity degree.
Pastor Amy and her husband, Christopher, will be married 22 years in July of 2016. They have three children who are active in the church and in school/community activities. This, as well as the ministry of the church, keep them on their toes.
Pastor Amy has a heart and passion for mission and outreach. She has traveled to Nicaragua, Mexico, and many different states in the US, serving on mission teams.
Pastor Amy’s life verse is John 11:25, “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though they die.” She believes that every person needs to hear these words of Christ and know that he died for them. She tries to live her faith based on Jesus’ call to the disciples in Matthew 25, when doing unto the least, we are doing unto Christ, himself.