My name is Kim DeLong, and I have been the pastor here at Wyoming Park since July 2017.
As a lifelong Methodist, I'm certain my blood cells have crosses and flames embedded on them. Coldwater, Michigan was the town in which I grew up, and Coldwater UMC the church that nurtured my faith and the faith of my parents and siblings. I often dreamed of becoming a missionary as a child though ordained ministry never entered my mind.
That came much later after 15 years as a Medical Technologist, and active leadership in the Rockford UMC. My experience in professional ministry began as a Local Pastor, which led me to attend Garrett-Evangelical Theological School in order to be ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. After serving as Deacon I began to discern a call to move my ordination status to that of Elder, which I earned in 2016. Ministry has taken me to Muskegon, Grand Rapids, Turk Lake, Greenville, and most recently to a three-point charge in Big Rapids which included Paris, Third Avenue, and Rodney United Methodist Churches.
My husband Cameron (Cam) and I live in Rockford. We have three adult children and four grandchildren, and one lovable labradoodle, Lily.
Cam and I look forward in anticipation to what God will do as we work together as the body of Christ, pointing to the hope of the Good News, offering peace and justice to a hurting world.
Grace and peace,