July 2019

Greetings Bay View UMC,

Let me introduce myself as your new pastor. I am Rev. Kevin Dembinski and currently am serving First UMC: Marinette, Peshtigo UMC, and Harmony UMC and have just completed my sixth year. I am looking forward to moving south and I am sure it will be quite the adjustment from rural northern Wisconsin to southeast urban/city living. I pray for you and for Rev. Kelly Fowler in this time of transition.

Reverend Kevin Dembinski

I was ordained an Elder in The United Methodist Church in 2011 and have been serving multi-point charges since 2005 when I became a student pastor. Since the age of nine I had a desire to serve God and the church and today am living the dream; yes, even in the midst of messiness of General Conference. I bring many passions such as preaching, leading worship, teaching, Bible/Book studies, and making every church gathering fun, relaxing, non-judgmental, and renewal for the body and soul.

Lastly, I will be bringing with me my family of pets. They range from all ages. I have three cats and two dogs Sugar (cat, age 17); Susanna (cat, age 11); Cleo (dog, age 10); Sophie (dog, age 5); Wesley John (cat, age 1). You will soon find out that I love all creation and have a soft spot for animals. However, I believe five is the limit so please hold back in offering me any kittens or puppies! Don’t even tempt me with cute pictures.

Just imagine, in just a few weeks we venture together on this new journey. Let us remember John Wesley’s last words “The best of all is God is with us.” May it be so.

Blessings,

Pastor Kevin