Bishop John L. Hopkins, Resident Bishop of the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, has appointed Reverend Mollie Gordon Brown to Westlake United Methodist Church located at 27650 Center Ridge Road, as its new senior pastor.
Rev. Brown previously served at Sharon Center United Methodist Church near Medina, and was an executive in the corporate world prior to being called into ministry. Her transition came about through a strong calling from God. She sensed that her gifts of leadership, strategic visioning and administration, which she was using as an active layperson, could be used for something more. Prayer and reflection then put her on the path to ministry.
As a second career pastor, Rev. Brown knows what it is like to sit in a pew and her worship style and faith development are inspired by that perspective.
A Virginia native, she received her BS from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and her Master of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH. Rev. Brown has served on the District Finance Committees of both the Canal District and the North Coast District of the Eastern Ohio Conference.
She is guided by her core belief that God is a God whose nature is love, who offers grace and peace and who desires to be in relationship with all of God’s creation.
About Westlake United Methodist Church Westlake United Methodist Church is a community of faith with open hearts, open minds and open doors. Traditional and contemporary services offer diverse styles of worship. Fellowship, service and spiritual growth opportunities abound through many meaningful and rewarding ministries. Sunday worship service times are as follows: reflective 8:15 a.m., traditional 10:00 a.m. and contemporary 11:28 a.m. For more information, please visit our website at www.westlakeumc.org.