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Pastor David Ryan

posted Feb 26, 2022, 10:40 AM by Lois Kerchner   [ updated May 13, 2022, 8:18 AM ]
We are pleased to welcome Pastor David T. Ryan to Leola United Methodist Church as our new pastor beginning this summer. His first Sunday here is  July 3rd, and his welcome service is July 10th. 
For the last six years he has been serving two churches in the Chestertown, MD community. He and his wife, Jeannette, will move here to our Fellowship House midsummer as he takes over. If his name sounds familiar, you are not wrong as he served in our church nearly twenty years ago. While he was previously here, we saw great growth in the life of our church. It was a fruitful time of ministry in which he and the leaders of our church developed the reputation of our congregation as warm and loving with particular emphasis on the youth. Pastor David writes, ”I want my life and ministry “to count” for something. I want to expend my energy serving the church and helping the church be all that they are called to be. I don’t do this as a “lone ranger” but as part of the people of God.” As he prayed about a move back to Leola, he said it felt like a gear slipping into place. God most certainly has been at work here. Leola United Methodist Church is on the cusp and with Pastor David’s passion for ministry, engaging leadership, and gifts of joy, great things are ahead for us. Both he and his wife are extremely excited and honored to be returning to their Leola United Methodist Church family.