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Co-Pastors Matt and Erin McPhee

Voicemail box – 872-7701 at message enter 3#

Pastors Matt and Erin have lived and served churches in the Owens Valley since 2008. Since July 1, 2015, the three Eastern Sierra United Methodist Churches have transitioned to a Cooperative Parish appointment, in which they serve the three congregations in Big Pine, Bishop, and Independence together as co-pastors.
 
Pastor Erin grew up in South Dakota and Seattle, and enjoys reading, writing, and gardening. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Ministry from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Divinity degree (with certificates in two areas: Religious Education, and Women in Theology and Ministry) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.
 
Pastor Matt grew up in the San Fernando valley, and enjoys playing basketball, softball, and spending time in the beauty that surrounds us. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business with a minor in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State, a MBA from California State University, Northridge, and a Master of Divinity degree from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta. 
 

After meeting at seminary, the McPhees married and returned to the California-Pacific Conference, serving at Redlands First UMC for two years before moving to the Owens Valley. The McPhee family lives in Big Pine, where their two sons, Miles (8) and Lucas (5) attend school, play sports, and enjoy walking dogs at the Animal Shelter. They love all of the Eastern Sierra, and are excited to live into our Shared Ministry together.

 

 

Linda Weier, Office Administrator & Treasurer (not pictured)
Voicemail box – 872-7701 at message enter 1#
 

 

 

Rick Gelvin, Custodian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Schuck, Pianist/Organist

 

 

 

 

 


 

Chris Lanane, Choir Director


 

 

 

 Michael MacArthur, Bell Choir Director (not pictured)

 

 

 

Avis Jackson, Nursery