Rev. David Rennick, Senior Pastor 2018-2022
Celebration Service- June 2022
The congregation is grateful to Rev. Rennick for his four years of ministry to NSUMC.
It is with much excitement to come as your next Sr. Pastor. I have fond memories of serving at Scottsdale UMC during my early college years as God’s Spirit stirred in my heart and the call of ministry took hold. Now some twenty-eight years later a return to the Scottsdale area brings opportunities that I would have never imagined as a young adult.
Pastor Nancy and I have made it very intentional to create a transition that informs the needs of NSUMC and the congregation, current projects and programs, and the mission that is guiding our future. I am grateful for Pastor Nancy’s leadership along with a friendship that allows us to be candid beyond our collegial connection.
As we get acquainted I want to share with you an opportunity in the making. There will be a series of meet and greets in homes and places with a groups of approximately 10-12 people. This gathering will include light refreshments and conversation around four questions: How did you get to North Scottsdale UMC? How are you involved in church life? What keeps you coming back? What are your dreams for our church? I’ll take a few moments to share with you more about my family and faith journey and answer questions that you may have.
Our first month in worship we’ll explore the theme “Hearing Voices: Responding to the Call.” Through people like Samuel, Ruth & Naomi, and the Disciples, we’ll see how God’s call to be a follower of Jesus comes in all shapes and sizes and always can catch us with many a surprise.
As your new pastoral family, my wife Rebecca and daughter Alexandria (1 year old) will be joining in congregational life and look forward to greeting you. I have two adult sons I adopted as a single parent Phillip and Dustin. Both live in Arizona. We have a dog, Leyla, and a cat Gweny who keep us humble in the home. We have found a home north of the 101 around Hayden and Deer Valley Road and will be moving from Mesa in mid July.
We have much to look forward to and to celebrate as we serve together over the coming years. God has truly blessed NSUMC through its leadership and mostly through you, the people that make up our congregation.