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New Pastor Appointed
MUMC is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Mike Riegler as our new pastor, effective July 1, 2017.
Mike Riegler was born and raised in the Muskegon area, attending Reeths-Puffer schools through 10th grade before moving north to Beulah, Michigan. Pastor Mike says that he spent many childhood hours romping in Duck Creek at his grandparent’s home (now a Michigan Adventure parking lot). He has two children: Amber, 40, and Spencer, 38, who have provided him with five granddaughters and one great-granddaughter. Pastor Mike has been married to Anne Riegler for 30 years. Pastor Anne will serve the UMC churches in Mears and Shelby beginning July 1, 2017—the same time that Pastor Mike will join our Montague United Methodist Church family. He has been a pastor for nearly 12 years, including six in the Big Rapids Parish and almost six at Faith UMC in Edmore. This June, at Annual Conference 2017, he was ordained to Full Elder status in the West Michigan Conference. He is looking forward to coming home.
We invite you to send them letters of encouragement and welcome in the coming months as they settle in. Pastors Mike and Anne are living in the Montague parsonage.
In the midst of these changes, we trust God's Spirit to move among us, in ways that will enliven and sustain us through the coming days.
Anne & Mike Riegler