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About the East Longmeadow United Methodist Church

Reverend Kelly D. Turney

Pastor Kelly joined the ELUMC family on July 1, 2005, succeeding Rev. Marjorie Mollar.  An accomplished writer and editor, Rev. Turney was appointed to ELUMC by Bishop Peter Weaver of the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Rev. Turney's published works include the following:

  • Holy Conversations: Talking about Homosexuality
  • Shaping Sanctuary: Proclaiming God's Grace in an Inclusive Church
  • A Reconciling Cookbook, a handbook of activities and strategies for promoting inclusiveness

Rev. Turney earned her Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., in 1991.  She is also a graduate Texas Christian University in Fort Worth.  She worked at both Vanderbilt and Emory University before coming to New England.  Most recently, she was associate pastor at Trinity UMC in Springfield.

Pastor Kelly can be contacted by e-mail at pastor@elumc.org.