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.
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.