REVEREND JANINE PLUM
Pastor Janine describes herself as a “cradle Methodist,” because she was baptized, confirmed, married, and baptized her three children all at Trinity UMC in Flint, MI. Yet she didn’t feel a called into ministry until 1999. That’s when she realized she “could talk to Jesus as a friend, comforter, counselor, and teacher” and he became a very real presence in her life every day.
In response, she took a position as a local pastor at Richfield UMC as she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Family Counseling and then headed to Asbury Theological Seminary to obtain a Master of Divinity degree.
Since being appointed as our Pastor in 2015 and completing her degree remotely that same year (no small feat), Pastor Janine has had one main focus. As she puts it, “We’re not about attracting members and filling seats, but instead we are about making true Christ followers.”