About Rev. Heidi Welch

Pastor Heidi was in her third year of service at Medina United Methodist Church when she was ordained by the United Methodist Church. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Youngstown State University and a Master of Divinity from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. Her ministry experience also includes Johnsonville Grace and Steam Corners UMCs.

In service to the Conference, Pastor Heidi has served as District Representative to Commission on the Status and Role of Women and the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, both in the Canal District.

Pastor Heidi is married, and has two children, Joseph and Cornelia. The family includes a boxer named Hans. Her husband, Rasul's, parents were Heidi's pastors when she was growing up - but that's not how they met. Ask her to tell you the story sometime!

Pastor Heidi says, "I'm excited to see what God can do with us and through us as we work together to bring God's kin-dom on earth!"