Pastor & Leaders Page
Rev. Nancy J. Collins - Senior Pastor
Rev. Nancy Collins at 61 years of age has a variety of experiences that she brings to her ministry with us. She has taught 16 years in private and public school. For ten of those years she was a Deaconess/Missionary appointed to the Red Bird Mission School at the Red Bird Missionary Conference in southeastern Kentucky.
Her experience in teaching ranged from teaching second through eighth grade. She was a Supervising teacher for student teachers. She was also a Head Teacher of the Elementary School at Red Bird Mission School.
She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Social Work. She has Teacher’s Certification credits from Annhurst College, Woodstock, CT. She also has a Master’s in Theological Studies from Boston University School of Theology and a Master’s of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School. She has been trained through the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church to be a Spiritual Retreat Leader, a coach in the Natural Church Development and has taken the Tending the Fire courses.She is the Co-Chair of the Emotional and Spiritual Disaster Response Team for the Conference.
Her experience in the church began when she was young, growing up in the Methodist tradition. Her fatherwas a retired United Methodist minister and her brother is a minister in another tradition. She has a sister who is a nurse in Springfield, Massachusetts and her mother was a wonderful woman who has helped her mature in her faith. She was Lay Leader in the church in Beverly, Kentucky when she heard the call to ordained ministry. She has gone through the Candidacy process in the United Methodist Church and became an Elder in the New EnglandConference in 2005.
Patricia Chase - Lay Leader
Patricia has been a member of PUMC for over 30 years. She is a third generation Methodist who was baptised at PUMC by William Wyle. She was married at PUMC to Butch Chase by Alton Mark on June 17, 1972. She has attended Sunday School as a child and an asdult. She has two children Amand and Stephen and two grand-children Elizabeth and Daniel Huber.
She taught Sunday School, all ages, and was the Sunday School Superintendent for 10 plus years. She has led Bible Studies, taught and directed VBS, participated in choir and Praise Band and leads the congregation in Prayer during worship. She has been the chair of several committees over the years. Presently she is on the Finance Committee, Witness Committee, and Church Council She was Treasurer for 15 years and is the Lay Leader starting in 2017.