Our Pastor, Devon Thomas, grew up in Underhill Vermont. While attending MMU his hobbies were sailing on Lake Champlain, singing in the school choir as well as geeking out with D&D, video games, and Star Wars! He has not changed much since then!
Pastor Devon earned an undergraduate degree in anthropology from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He started his career in youth ministry serving as an associate bridge minister at the First Congregational Church in Essex Junction. He then went to serve churches in Lamoille County and Franklin County.
Pastor Devon has described his ministry style as a ministry of social justice. He believes there is no point in saying something if no one understands you, and that the teachings of the Bible need to relate to us today. He says he believes” faith needs to inform us in life and help us be good people in the world, that is what church is here to help us do.”
Pastor Devon’s favorite passage from the Bible is 1 John 4: 7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” People often say he talks about love a lot, and how Christians need to do a better job of sharing God's love with all people.
Pastor Devon joined us at Ascension in 2023, and he has been helping us expand our ministry to families here in Vermont.
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