Rev. Ann Lock, Pastor
Hi there! Thanks for visiting our website.
First of all: God's love is for you, exactly as you are right now.
Second: Wherever you are on your journey of faith, doubt, and wonder, you are welcome at Shelton UMC.
Are you looking for a place to belong? Do you wish to grow in knowledge and love of the Divine and neighbor? Somewhere you can bring your authentic self - your strengths, your questions, and your hopes, and your gifts to love and serve others? We hope you'll come visit and help make it happen! I'll be glad to meet you.
The community of Shelton UMC strives to offer a genuine welcome to all people, in all our wonderful variety. We seek to love God, love one another, and reach out in compassion and care to our local community and the world, as Jesus taught.
Pastor Ann earned her M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York and was recruited to the Pacific Northwest Annual Conference of the UMC. Pastor Ann was ordained as an Elder in 2014 and has served at First UMC of Tacoma, Colby UMC in Port Orchard, and North Mason UMC in Belfair. In July 2017, she was appointed to Shelton UMC by Bishop Elaine Stanovsky, who serves as bishop the Greater Northwest.
Raised in Minnesota as a Lutheran (ELCA), Ann became a United Methodist as an adult. Before responding to her call to ministry, she worked in theater and in administration for several financial services firms in Chicago and New York City.
Ann and her husband Keven live in Shelton with 2 geriatric cats.
Heron Guerra, Custodian