Rev. Jimmy Moore, Pastor
I have served on the pastoral staff at St. Mark’s since July of 2015. I am married to Mary Beth Morgan, pastoral colleague at St. Mark’s, and with her, share two grown children, two step-children, two grandchildren, and two dogs. Originally from Mississippi, I was nurtured in the Southern Baptist tradition, and was ordained in that denomination in 1980 when I graduated from seminary (The first time). Eventually (shorthand for a long story), I transferred my credentials to the United Methodist Church. Spiritually, I am energized by theological reflection, counseling, preaching, discernment processes, and reading. I also love staying physically active, playing guitar, hiking with the dogs, and sharing bleacher and couch seats with Mary Beth as we root, root, root for the Cubbies.
Rev. Mary Beth Morgan, Pastor
I have been fortunate to serve on the pastoral staff at St. Mark’s since September of 2008. Married to Jimmy Moore, I am blessed to share the same family he wrote about above. I was born and raised in Chicago, in the Roman Catholic Church and in the bleachers of Wrigley Field. Later, I lived in South Bend, IN, and started my years in public education as a teacher and then as a consultant with the Indiana Department of Education. My first real introduction to the United Methodist Church was through an Adoptive Families group that met at a local UMC. Serving on a church staff and seminary came later. I am energized by preaching & involving all ages in worship leadership, teaching, advocating for social justice — including with interfaith partners — and am honored to be with individuals and families in some of their most sacred moments. Personally, I try to keep up with two sons in college (one here and one in Kansas). Jimmy and I enjoy being at the activities of both grandchildren, and spending time together.