Welcome Pastor Costner & Family!
It was announced to the congregation that Bishop Webb and his cabinet have appointed a new pastor to the Springville First United Methodist Church. Pastor Kevin Costner, his wife, Heather, and sons, Caleb and Joshua, will begin their ministry here on July 1, 2015.
The Costner family will be coming to us from the Camp Street United Methodist Church in Jamestown, NY, where they have pastored for the past four years. Pastor Kevin currently holds the credentials of Local Pastor and is working toward the goal of ordination in the next couple years. He has previous experience in Youth and Young Adult Ministries and missions.
The Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee has met with the Costner family and has found them to be genuinely warm and cordial. They are excited about their move to Springville and whatever God has in store for them (and us) here.
In the next couple months, our church family will be busy assisting the Roy family to prepare for their departure and, at the same time, prepare for the arrival of the Costners. It will likely be a very busy, even hectic, time.
We ask that you pray for Abel, Rebecca, Abigail and Priscilla as they look forward to their new assignment. We ask that you also pray for Kevin, Heather, Caleb and Joshua (their bearded dragon and two turtles, as well) as they anticipate the transition to their new home, life and ministry in Springville.
If you would like to send a note of greeting and welcome to the Costner family, their mailing address will be printed in upcoming happenings sheets and in the First Fruits.