Meet Our Pastor . . .


Originally from a potato farm in Northern Maine, Pastor Bethann Black is excited to begin her ministry here at Maplewood. She has a Bachelor’s in Communication with a minor in math.  After graduating from college, she then completed a Master’s in Business, and then moved south to work for the Eastern Maine Technical College as a lead in a school-to-work program. It was there that she got a call to ministry and began serving churches in July 1999, while going to seminary. 

After completing her Masters of Divinity, she moved north close to her home and served a 2-point charge for 3 years before applying throughout the country.  That brought her to the Kansas West conference in July 2005. Bethann has served on the Board of Discipleship and as chair, New Church Development, District Registrar, and as a trustee of the Kansas Area United Methodist foundation.  She has had the privilege to be a trainer for Rethink Church, and to have developed training materials that were used throughout our conference as part of the Board of Discipleship. 

I believe in the ministry and mission of the local church as vital to helping people know Jesus Christ as the source of hope and peace for their lives.  I look forward to figuring out in each appointment how I can best help your church bring light into the world and achieve the purpose God has put on your hearts.
— Rev. Bethann Black












Pastor Bethann Black