REV. MICHAEL V. MINNIX
Rev. Michael V. Minnix of Carlisle has been appointed to serve the revitalized Grace United Methodist Church, 216 State Street in Harrisburg, effective July 1. Mike brings many years of excellence in preaching and leadership, having served Grace United Methodist Church in Lemoyne, Fishing Creek Salem United Methodist Church, Carlisle First United Methodist Church, First United Methodist in Mechanicsburg and Centenary United Methodist Church in Steelton. A former District Superintendent, Mike’s enthusiasm for God’s work in the world is welcome at a time when Grace Church is finding new direction for growth and service to the community.
Pastor Minnix is excited for the opportunity he has to serve the Grace Church congregation: "The energy of this congregation, their commitment to inclusiveness and welcome for all, and the opportunities provided by their location in the heart of Harrisburg are compelling. I found myself drawn quickly into their energy and hope for their future and could not resist the opportunity to be a part of it."
Pastor Mike has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religion from Maryville College in Tennessee, and a Master of Divinity from The Divinity School at Duke University. He and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of two grown children and a two-year old grandson, Jackson. Wendy is a licensed psychologist with more than twenty years experience as a psychotherapist.