First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo

212 South Park Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 381-6340

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Meet Senior Pastor Steve!

Nothing can separate us from God’s love!  That is the Good News I seek to live each day and the Good News I preach each Sunday at First UMC in downtown Kalamazoo, where all are welcomed as we journey together to know God, experience healing and wholeness, and reach out to serve our sisters and brothers in need. 

My wife, Cindy, and I have been married 34 years and have two grown children.  Our son, Iain, is a family physician in Kentwood, and our daughter, Autumn, is a teacher in Detroit. We also have a rescue beagle named O.D. (Our Dog), who keeps us walking regularly.  We live downtown and love to get out and meet people.  If you happen to be walking or driving by, look for the couple being walked by their dog!

Join us for worship!  Send me an email (scharnley@umc-kzo.org), or better yet, drop by the church to chat.  (We’re on the corner of Academy and Park, just behind the Bronson Park bandshell.)  After all, face to face is even better than facebook!

Shalom (which is a Hebrew word for wholeness and peace),

Steve