Meet Rev. Bev

Reverend Beverly L. Marr has been serving our church for five years. This is a second career for her after she was called to the ministry in 1994. She worked in the insurance industry for over 30-years and was an in-plant print manager and graphics/forms management specialist.

Rev. Marr is married to Fred. They celebrate 38-years in 2015 (40-years if you count dating). They have two daughters, one son-in-law, and a grandson. Before the Marrs met and married, Beverly had released twins for adoption and God reunited them after 22-years. In total, Fred and Bev celebrate nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Marr graduated from Cleary University with a Bachelors in Business Administration, she graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a Master’s of Divinity; she was commissioned in 2003 and Ordained an Elder in 2006 by the Detroit Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Her first appointment was with Lincoln Community United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti, MI (2003-2010) and currently serves the First United Methodist Church of Durand, MI (2010- ).

Pastor Bev reports: “Some of my favorite ministry moments have been baptisms and communion; working on weekend events like Emmaus and Chrysalis; being a mentor to those who are discerning God’s call on their lives; helping families to move through the celebration of a loved one’s life with joy and laughter; and most precious are all the “ON-FIRE” disciples of Jesus Christ wherever I may serve. It is amazing the energy passionate disciples of Jesus Christ have to serve and serve and serve. . . I am truly grateful to God for placing me where He needed me and even though the struggles can seem overwhelming at times – oh, is there joy when God’s plan is finally revealed.”

We appreciate and celebrate all ordained ministers who serve our Lord and Savior. We invite you to come and meet our pastor!