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OUR PASTOR

Rev. Sharon Moe

Tacoma First United Methodist Church welcomes the Rev. Sharon L. Moe as its new pastor. Rev. Moe is recently retired (2017), and has accepted this appointment to Tacoma First for one year. Formerly Sharon has served several congregations in the PNW Conference, most recently Seattle First UMC. Prior to that appointment, Sharon served for seven years on the Cabinet of the PNWUMC, and in service to the Tacoma District. Rev. Moe is passionately committed to social justice and especially to those who are marginalized from the mainstream communities, including the church. She has worked to make place in the UMC for LGBTQIA+ persons and to open the Church to full inclusion of marginalized, vulnerable, threatened and isolated persons. Her appointment to Tacoma First UMC brings her joy ! And she looks forward to meeting all in the congregation and folks who are new to the church as well.

Among her many life experiences Sharon has worked for many years for peace and well-being in the middle East (Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, Iraq, and Syria). She has traveled to and worked in Africa, in the Philippines, and in Romania (Transylvania). She brings with her to Tacoma First the heartfelt desire for the health and well-being of this congregation, now and into the future, as it ministers in the City.

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