Trinity United Methodist Church Announces Pastoral Changes |
Trinity United Methodist Church has successfully completed a Ministry Action Plan under the leadership of Pastor Tom Barnard. TUMC has grown into a stronger church and now a pastoral transition will take place in July with the appointment of Pastor Kwang Song to serve at Trinity United Methodist Church at 1400 W. Bremer Ave., Waverly.
He was born and raised in Korea where he was a member of the Korean Methodist Church. He was ordained a pastor in 1997. He has served as pastor of a small rural church in South Korea, associate pastor of Kwang-Lim Methodist Church in Seoul, missionary in Moscow, Russia, and served as director and pastor in Kwang-Lim Missionary Center in Moscow. In 2021 he moved to Chicago to attend McCormick Theological Seminary. After graduating from McCormick, he was appointed to the Korean United Methodist Church in Iowa City, Iowa, and joined the Iowa Annual Conference in 2007 as a full elder. Trinity United Methodist Church in Waverly will be his fifth nomination.
Pastor Song is married to Yune Song and they will celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary in September. They raised two daughters, one living in Chicago and the other in New York. Pastor Song and his wife will move to Waverly in July from Washington, Iowa.
Trinity Church will host a farewell service for Pastor Tom Barnard on Sunday, July 26 with a pork loin lunch in his honor beginning at 11:15 a.m. We encourage all of his friends and community members who have been touched by Pastor Tom to come and say thank you for his service.
Please join us for the worship service and welcome Pastor Kwang Song and his family on Sunday, July 3, 2022 for his Pastoral Initiation Service at 9:30 a.m. His first official worship service will be on Sunday, July 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is invited to attend.