Ministry http://wunc.org en Minister Reflects On Decades As Elder In Methodist Church http://wunc.org/post/minister-reflects-decades-elder-presbyterian-church <p><span style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Segoe UI', 'sans-serif'; FONT-SIZE: 9pt"><a href="http://willwillimon.wordpress.com/">Will Willimon</a></span> has served at Duke University in a variety of roles for decades, but he always left to continue his calling as a Methodist minister.</p><p>He knew from an early age that he had a special connection to God.</p><p>"I think I always had an extraordinary sense of the divine," he said.</p><p>Though, he said that his fundamentalist upbringing in&nbsp;rural&nbsp;South Carolina scared him off from faith for a while. &nbsp;</p><p>"I sort of decided that Christianity was for people who weren't very good at thinking things through," he said.</p><p>When he went off to Wofford&nbsp;College, he was exposed to a religous studies professor who helped him see a different view of Christianity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:51:59 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 16924 at http://wunc.org Minister Reflects On Decades As Elder In Methodist Church First Openly Lesbian Presbyterian Pastor, One Year In http://wunc.org/post/first-openly-lesbian-presbyterian-pastor-one-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>When<a href="http://aseasonofwelcome.org/2012/03/19/katie-ricks/"> Katie Ricks</a> became the Associate Pastor of the Church of Reconciliation in Chapel Hill last year, she was the first openly lesbian pastor in the country ordained by the Presbyterian Church.&nbsp; Wed, 15 May 2013 15:05:49 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 15390 at http://wunc.org First Openly Lesbian Presbyterian Pastor, One Year In