Grace United Methodist Church, Norway, MI
Saturday, March 02, 2024
Open Hearts - Open Minds - Open Doors

Our Pastor

Pastor Irene White serving Norway Grace UMC
and Faithorn UMC
Rev. Irene White was appointed pastor of Grace United Methodist Church,
Norway, and Faithorn UMC effective July 1, 2011. 
Pastor Irene previously served the Trenary and Munising United Methodist
Churches before accepting her new assignment in Norway. Previous pastoral experience  also included a half-time position as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Escanaba.
Rev. White is the mother of four children and has ten grandchildren. Her educational background includes Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts in Business Administration from Bay de Noc Community College, Escanaba,
and  a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lake Superior State University.   Course of Study for Ministry was completed at the Appalachian
Local Pastors' School at Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.  It is a hope to pursue full ordination in the United Methodist Church.
She presently serves as Secretary of the District Executive Coordinating Council, District Board of Missions and Church Extension and Camp Michigamme.   She also serves on the Conference Leadership Team of the Detroit Annual Conference.
Personable and outgoing, Pastor White believes her strengths include administration, organization, the ability to adapt to new situations quickly, and to work well with other people.   She also describes herself as "strongly ecumenical." 
She is optimistic that church revitalization is possible, even in small church setting.  "If people are being fed, church growth will happen.  We are called to be the heart and hands of Jesus to a hurting world," she added.

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