We're regular people doing our best to love God and each other.
Rev. Rich Feagin, senior pastor
Pastor Rich writes: "I grew up in a small town in southwestern Pennsylvania, and have served United Methodist churches in Pennsylvania and Indiana before moving to Anacortes in 2013. During my ministry, I have been able to help churches move through conflict into a renewed sense of being God's people together. I'm still learning about the many ways God's grace works in people and communities. I love to read, simply because I am curious about the world; I have a deep appreciation for the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien. Mary and I have been married since 1980."
Drew Frisbie, family pastor
Drew is a nature-loving, guitar-playing guy who tells a lot of dad jokes. When he's not at church, you can find him hiking, biking, kayaking, or one-wheeling around town (or skiing up at Mt. Baker). He has a background in youth ministry and camping ministry. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary and is working towards ordination in the United Methodist Church. Drew's wife Julia plays djembe in the worship band, and their son Ellis uses the church hallways as a toddler gymnasium.
Mary feagin, choir director
Mary has a background in music education, teaching both privately and in schools. She has directed choirs in 3 previous churches, and directed school choirs as well. She has served as a church accompanist, crusade pianist and camp meeting accompanist. In 2008 she began music therapy studies at Slippery Rock University, and passed the board-certification exam in December 2011. She holds a bachelor's in Music Education and Piano Performance from Asbury University, and a master's degree in Piano Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Barb King, Organist
Barbara King obtained her first degree in mathematics and followed it twenty years later with a musicology degree with organ as her major instrument. The mathematics degree led her to positions as a computer programmer for Lockheed and the University of Hawaii. Barbara has been a professional church organist for well over forty years and has been organist at UMCA since 2002. She has studied historic pipe organs in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. She was a long-time, active leader in early music and music teacher organizations, and also with the American Guild of Organists. Prior to moving to Anacortes, she was harpsichordist for fifteen years with the southern California Harmonia Baroque Players. Barbara has been married to Michael King since 1963. They have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
Megan Angier, Office Manager
Beth Franklin & Stacey Fischer, Nursery Care
Jim Walkley, Custodian
Willa Smith, Custodian
What We Believe
We’re part of a faith family called the United Methodist Church. Our roots go back to John and Charles Wesley, two brothers whose lively faith brought transformation in 18th century England. They proclaimed a confident faith in Jesus Christ that was expressed in good works and concern for the social community. Their work extended to the British colonies in North America, and a new church was begun.
United Methodists continue to be a people of vital faith and social justice, with churches located in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America.
We believe that God is revealed to us through the stories of our faith as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We see Jesus Christ as the One who has brought salvation to the world. We experience the work of the Holy Spirit in many ways, as individuals and as a congregation.
We value the Bible as authoritative, and expect that we need to interpret it through tradition, reason, and experience as we connect it to our lives. We expect that people will grow in their faith through the power of the Holy Spirit. We pray for each other and for our world. Our structure keeps us connected with other United Methodist churches, so that we can more effectively engage with our community.