Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly with God (Micah 6:8)
This is me in a nutshell: Amanda Gayle Reed!
Jesus follower. Progressive. Appalachian. Woman. Bibliophile. Adventurer. Lover of life. Seeker of truth. Social justice-oriented. Wesleyan spirit. Servant. Searching. Seeking. Laughing. Loving. Preacher. Student. Always learning. INFP.
- B.A. Sociology, West Virginia State University (2005)
- M.Div. Iliff School of Theology (2008)
- Commissioned a Provisional Elder, West Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church (June 2008)
- Ordained Elder, West Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church (June 10, 2011)
- Currently serving as an Elder in Full Connection for the West Virginia Conference, United Methodist Church
Where I have served:
- Louisville UMC, Louisville, CO (Student intern) (2006-2007)
- Evans UMC, Evans, CO (Student Local Pastor) (2007-2008)
- First Welch & Court Street UMCs, Welch, WV (Elder) (2008-2012)
- Rivesville & Highlawns UMCs, Rivesville, WV (Elder) (2012-2017)
- Gooding United Methodist Church (2017-Present)
As an Appalachian nationalist I enjoy your stress on the pronunciation of the word Appalachian. Here is my take on it. If you are an outsider or an insider who went to private school, you pronounce it Appa-la-shion (stress on the long a after the l). If you are from the region and went to public school you pronounce it App-uh-latch-uhn. For what its worth I am born and bred App-uh-latch-uhn.
From Fairmont, a Presbyterian gal preacher living in the western highlands of Virginia, I got a link to your blog from a preacher-gal friend in Philadelphia – love how we travel the world to arrive at home. Thanks for writing. Beth
ditto Mike back in 2014 on the pronunciation – makes me crazy when I listen to NPR anymore