Central United Methodist Church of Decatur AL
New pastors are coming to Central

New pastors are coming to Central

-Pastor Gary Formby
  Fred and Dorothy Ann Webster have been appointed to Central as a clergy couple. Fred is currently serving at Ashland First and Wadley First UMC. Dorothy Ann is currently serving at Lineville and Oak Grove UMC in Clay County. They have served appointments in a variety of settings: rural, urban, and Fredsuburban; large, medium, and small membership churches; in cooperative parish ministries, and campus ministries; on local church staffs, in co-pastor situations and in lead-pastor roles. Dorothy Ann has been a District Superintendent. Fred has led a church relocation with a transitioning congregation.Dorothy Ann
  Fred was born in Fort Worth, Texas but grew up in the Huntsville/Arab area. His father worked with NASA and his mother was a full-time homemaker. He graduated from Arab High School in 1973 and from Birmingham Southern College with a BA in 1977. He graduated from Perkins School of theology, SMU in 1981 with his MTh in Systematic Theology and Worship. He was ordained in the North Alabama Conference UMC in 1982.

  Dorothy Ann grew up in Huntsville and in Huntsville First UMC where her mother is still active. She received her BA in Communications at the University of Alabama, and her MDiv from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She also completed a two-year Fellows Program in Pastoral, Marriage and Family Therapy.
Fred and Dorothy Ann have two sons: Tom, who is at Boston University working on his PhD., and Matt, who is a field Biologist with Americorp in Issaquah, Washington. They are looking forward to Tom’s marriage to Corrie Hermans, a church musician, in August.

  Beyond the biographical information, Fred and Dorothy Ann are simply terrific people and gifted pastors, known and highly respected by churches and peers across North Alabama, and especially loved and admired by your pastor (gf). Their first Sunday at Central will be July 2.


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