On July 1, 2022, The United Church of Cape Vincent received a new minister, Rev. David E. West. Pastor Dave comes to us from the Mohawk District of Upper New York United Methodist Church, where he served the congregations and communities of Peterboro and Perryville. His ecumenical spirit and background in education will certainly be a blessing to our community.
In addition to his vocational ministry, completing his MDiv at Pacific School of Religion, Pastor Dave is also a New York State Certified Social Studies teacher and a coach for track and field. He has an affinity for intergenerational ministry and the intersection of Sports and Spirituality. In addition to these ministry areas, Pastor Dave also enjoys fishing, making bread from scratch, and meeting with the community. “I am very much a people-person,” he said. “I enjoy meeting new people, so please, say Hi!” Pastor Dave also warns us, “I have a very hearty laugh, so don’t get too startled.”
We are excited to welcome Pastor Dave to the United Church of Cape Vincent!