Rev. Julie Kline

Lead Pastor

Julie first started her time with us as an Associate Pastor. On July 1, 2020 she became our Lead Pastor. She has come full circle with her return to First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo, as she grew up in this church, graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School, and received her bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University in psychology and her Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. She later went on to obtain her full ordination in the United Church of Christ. Julie is passionate about her ministry here at FUMC and believes that we can each be a part of a creative ministry that calls us to engage in an ongoing relationship with our Creator and become the hands and feet of Christ. Julie and her husband Drew have two sons, Jonah and Lukas.