Teaching Pastor: Rev. Rick McKinley is the teaching pastor at CUMC, providing solid Biblical teaching during a majority of worship services. Rick is an ordained United Methodist pastor, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), a faculty member of Coaching4Clergy, and a former certified special education teacher in emotional/behavioral impairment.
Rick is married to Lori, and together they have 5 grown children. They live in New England, dividing their time between New Hampshire and Maine, enjoying hiking, boating and other outdoor activities.
Rick holds a Bachelors of Science, majoring in psychology, minoring in education, from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine and a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. For the majority of his time, he serves as the Director of Congregational Development for the United Methodist Church in New England, with focus on redevelopment strategies, as well as coaching pastors and teams. He also oversees recruitment and deployment of pastors who start new churches.
Community Pastor: Jen Reed is the Community Pastor at CUMC, networking with other organizations and people in the Skowhegan area for the good of the local community. She is also responsible for administration, pastoral care, and new visitor follow-up as well as equipping the laity for ministry and overseeing spiritual formation and development of the congregation.
Jen is married to Kevin Reed and they live in Vassalboro. They have two sons, Seth and Benjamin. Their family is closely involved in the Boy Scout Program. Kevin, Seth, and Ben enjoy camping, canoeing, and fishing. Jen enjoys art, painting, photography, and gardening.
Jen holds a Bachelors of Science in Marketing Management from Thomas College in Waterville and a Masters of Divinity from Bangor Theological Seminary. She also completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education at CMMC in Lewiston. Jen previously served as the Local Pastor at Unity United Methodist Church for 6 years. Before answering the call to ministry, Jen enjoyed a career in a Fortune 500 company for 16 years as a Sales Representative and Territory Manager.