Pastor Miriam Snider has been the Associate or Discipleship Pastor at Wesley Church for 7 years. Miriam is married to Justin (the Associate Pastor at Saint James UMC in Danville IL) and has two energetic kids Sam (9) and Katie (5).
Miriam’s education includes a BA in Communication: Public Relations from Greenville College, IL in 2002 and a Master of Divinity Degree from Duke Divinity School in 2006.
Miriam served churches in the Marshall, IL area for five years before being appointed to Wesley UMC in July 2011.
Pastor Miriam’s Ministry areas at Wesley include preaching and leading in both the traditional service and the 11:15 worship service, coordinating and teaching small groups, and initiating and fostering relationships with newcomers and new members to Wesley.
Pastor Miriam really enjoys leading small group experiences where participant’s experiences lead them into deeper more committed relationships with God and the church. Miriam also enjoys connecting with community members and students whether through one-on-one counseling or pastoral care visits.
When not at Wesley Miriam enjoys spending time outdoors at local parks (Kickapoo Park in Danville, IL is her favorite park) with her husband and kids. She enjoys reading, Masterpiece Mystery, sewing, being crafty and running.
If you see Pastor Miriam be sure to ask her about small groups at Wesley and how you might discover your strengths and inspire your community.