The leadership team is pleased to present to you the next pastor of Southport United Methodist Church, the Rev Duane Thompson, seen here with his wife Brenda.
Rev. Duane Thompson had been a lawyer in Indianapolis and New York City when he felt God’s call into the ministry. An ordained Elder in the Western Pennsylvania Conference, Duane has served in small, medium and large United Methodist churches in urban and suburban settings in and around Pittsburgh.
For the past two years, Duane and his wife Brenda have been on a sabbatical/voluntary leave to be more present with aging parents and do some extended travel in the U.S. and abroad. Having relocated to Indianapolis, the Thompson’s are eager to work with the people of Southport UMC as they continue to respond to God’s call to Connect. Grow. Serve. Give. Go.
Rev. Thompson begins on July 1st and more will be said later about the process of welcome and opportunities to greet them as they join us.  In the meantime, let us pray for a smooth transition and a fruitful time of ministry.  Please keep our pastors and staff in your prayers in the coming weeks and months.  Thank you for supporting your church.